Hidden away in the southern part of the vast Indian Ocean, the Kerguelen Islands are extremely far away from their ’home’ country of France. No planes or tourists go there, and the only way to reach them is via boat from the island of Réunion, close to Madagascar. They might as well be part of Atlantis for all humanity knows about these hauntingly beautiful islands.
Kerguelen Islands, Antarctica ::foliage, wildlife, modernity -- the Kerguelen Islands offer very little in the way of infrastructure and nothing by way of attractions save the majesty of a moonscape and views over the southern Indian Ocean. The capital of Port Aux Francais consists predominantly of research facilities so a PhD is almost a prerequisite to visit. Either that or a lot of time to kill on a boat then waiting for a boat then on a boat again.
Kerguelen Islands -- Also known as the “Desolation Islands” for their sheer distance from any kind of civilization, the Kerguelen Islands are a small archipelago located in the southern Indian Ocean. There is no airstrip on the islands, and to get to them travelers must take a six-day boat ride from Reunion, a small island located off the coast of Madagascar.