Deception Island is a horseshoe-shaped volcanic island in Antarctica, known for its hot springs and stunning landscapes. It's a popular stop for tourists, with opportunities to explore the island's unique geology, bathe in the hot springs, and observe the abundant wildlife. Don't miss the chance to walk on the black sand beaches and witness the remnants of the island's whaling and scientific past.
Deception island used to be home to a whaling station, the remains of which can still be seen today (it is a protected heritage site). The ring-shaped island is in fact the top of a volcano, a caldera. The Deception Island volcano is still active – eruptions have happened as recently as 1970. Although the wildlife on the ash covered island does not seem to be abundant, thousands of petrels, gulls, skuas and terns breed on shores and cliffs here.