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Wollaston Islands at the Cape Horn.
Wollaston Islands is a group of islands in the extreme south of Chilemarker near Cape Hornmarker. The islands are inside Cabo de Hornos National Parkmarker, belonging to the Commune of Cabo de Hornos in Antártica Chilena Province of Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region.They belong to the Tierra del Fuegomarker archipelago.

The islands were named between 1829 and 1831 by the British naval officer Henry Foster, after the English scientist William Hyde Wollaston. The Yahgan name of the islands was Yachkusin, 'place of islands'.

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