Hermite Islands are a group of Chilean islands in
the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego.
They form part of the Commune of Cabo de Hornos
in Antártica Chilena Province
y Antártica Chilena Region
, at the southernmost end of South America
. They are named after the Dutch
admiral Jacques l'Hermite
The largest of the Hermite islands is Isla
, located northwesternmost in the group. East of
Hermite are Herschel
islands. The smallest and southernmost island is
Island, the location of Cape Horn.
The southern tip of Deceit island extends southeastwards through an
eye-catching line of sharp-edged rocks known as Los dientes o
garras de Deceit (Deceit teeth or claws)
that end in a rough
islet, the Islote Deceit
. Though not so southern
as Cape Horn, this string of rocks is perhaps more impressive than
the cape itself, especially during gales.
islands form part of the Cabo de Hornos National Park.
Image:CapeHorn ASTER 2005sep20.jpg|Hermite Islands (center) and
Cape Horn (lower right) from space. Deceit Island lies right, out
of the frame]]Image:Deceit_teeth.JPG|Deceit teeth
from Hornos Island.]]