Saint Helena

Napoleon died here and probably the oldest land animal of the planet will follow his lead. That being Jonathan the land turtle. Saint Helena is a gem! Not long ago it opened it’s airport so travelling here is now a bit easier than what we did: 14 days on a boat from South Africa. Anyway, it’s magnificent and worth the trip!


Fun Facts

Saint Helena Profile

The local currency is Saint Helena pound.

Here you find the current exchange rate.

Mainly Christian.

African descent 50%, white 50%.


Where is Saint Helena?

St. Helena is a remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic about 1,100 mi (1,770 km) from the west coast of Africa.

Is Saint Helena safe?

St Helena is pretty safe. Anything more than petty theft, public drunkenness and traffic violations is rare. Watch out with walking in the evening/night though. We’ve seen quite some people drive under the influence of alcohol.

Do I need a visa for Saint Helena?

It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to Saint Helena.


Saint Helena, the secret of the Atlantic

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