Tristan da Cunha

Also known as the most remote inhabited place on earth. It takes six days by ship from CapeTown to reach this small but cool island. It has no airport, it does have a pub – priorities! It’s an active volcanic island with British citizens living in the world’s most isolated settlement of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.


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The local currency is Pound.

Here you find the current exchange rate.


Mostly European (Dutch, English & Portuguese).


Where is Tristan da Cunha?

Tristan da Cunha is a group of remote islands in the south Atlantic Ocean about midway between southern Africa and South America. It lies 2816 km from South Africa and 3360 km from South America. The island group is a constituent part of the British overseas territory.

Is Tristan da Cunha safe?

Crime is low on Tristan. There is a magistrate’s court, which sits once or twice a year. There is a police officer, whom we met. He told us there are some incidents when tourists comes. But with only one road, one pub and people being related to each other there is almost no crime.

Do I need a visa for Tristan da Cunha?

It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to Tristan da Cunha.


Tristan da Cunha; the end of the world

Tristan da Cunha; the end of the world

"Welcome to the remotest place on earth, welcome to Tristan da Cunha" she says cheerfully and shakes my hand. We introduce ourselves and "Oh I know you, Milene!" she shouts and gives me a hug. Kelly is a young girl from England. A few...

Celebrating New Years Eve on the Atlantic Ocean

Celebrating New Years Eve on the Atlantic Ocean

The water is very restless, causing the ship to sway back and forth. Naja rocking. Do you know that boat in Drievliet? Well that's how this boat goes back and forth. It is dark below us. The captain said this morning that the water is about...

Day two on the Atlantic Ocean

Day two on the Atlantic Ocean

Unfortunately, things quickly go wrong again after a good night's sleep. My vestibular organ does not seem to be able to get used to the power of the Atlantic Ocean. The sea laps against the boat, causing the boat to go up and down considerably. Just...