A remote group of islands of volcanic origin fascinate with amazing nature and wildlife. It is named after Tristão da Cunha, who was a Portuguese explorer and discovered the island in 1506. The location has a population of only 246.
A unique place, barely touched by the humans. Tourism is not particularly developed, therefore it could attract adventurers who are up for a challenge.
The remote location of the islands makes transport to the outside world difficult. Tristan da Cunha has no airstrip and is not generally accessible to air travel, though the wider territory is served by Saint Helena Airport. Fishing boats from South Africa service the islands eight or nine times per year.
Three ships regularly service Tristan da Cunha, with typically fewer than a dozen visits a year. Other vessels may occasionally visit the island. The harbour at Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is called Calshot Harbour, named after the place in Hampshire, England where the islanders temporarily stayed during the volcanic eruption.
Tristan da Cunha's isolation has led to development of its own dialect of English. In popular writing, it has been described by the writer Simon Winchester as "a sonorous amalgam of Home Counties lockjaw and 19th century idiom, Afrikaans slang and Italian.