Grytviken
South Georgia

There are a range of SUBANTARCTIC islands around the Southern Ocean...

Grytviken

Grytviken is one the more popular landing sites on the island of South Georgia. It is located in King Edward Cove, within the larger Cumberland East Bay, close to where the 'capital' sits (the smallest capital in the world!).

The harbour was founded in 1904 by Norwegian Carl Anton Larsen. It was considered the best on the island and Gryytviken was once the largest whaling site on South Georgia. There are many remains of the station there today.

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