Welcome to Cabo de Hornos & Surrounding Islands

The South Shetland Islands at the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula are one of the continent's most visited areas, thanks to the spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and proximity to Tierra del Fuego, 1000km to the north across the Drake Passage.

As part of Chile's policy of trying to incorporate its claimed Territorio Chileno Antártico, the government has encouraged families to settle at Frei station, and the first children were born there in 1984. Today the station accommodates a population of about 80 summer personnel in sterile, weatherproofed houses.

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