Saint Helena is a remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,200 miles west of the coast of Africa. It is a British Overseas Territory, and the island’s capital is Jamestown.
The official language of Saint Helena is English, and the currency used is the Saint Helena pound (SHP). The SHP is pegged to the British pound (GBP) at a 1:1 exchange rate, and both currencies are accepted on the island.
The flight time from the UK to Saint Helena is approximately 11 hours, and there is currently only one airline that serves the island, called Airlink. Airlink operates a weekly flight to Saint Helena from Johannesburg, South Africa, with a stopover in Windhoek, Namibia.
The local time on Saint Helena is GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), which means that it is the same as the time in London, UK. However, Saint Helena does not observe daylight saving time, so its time is one hour ahead of GMT during the UK’s summer months.
The main airport on Saint Helena is called St. Helena Airport, and its address is: St Helena Airport, Longwood Road, St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean, STHL 1ZZ.