Norwegian Lutheran Church

Norwegian Lutheran Church, Grytviken: Address, Norwegian Lutheran Church Reviews: 4.5/5

Norwegian Lutheran Church
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Alaska23_Family
Eagle River, AK393 contributions
Interesting Old Whaling Station Church
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I recently visited this church while cruising South Georgia island. Although the whaling station seldom used the church for religious purposes, it also served as the station’s library. Many of the original books are still present in the back room. A recently added Shackleton bust is also on display. Worth a visit.
Written 28 March 2019
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MalcolmM1947
Richmond, UK391 contributions
Perfectly preserved
Jan 2019 • Couples
The church has been repaired and repainted and looks like it was built yesterday. Inside is also immaculate but you can see that it is quite old. There are various plaques on the wall commemorating visiting ships and at end of the building by the altar there is a library holding hundreds of old books, their age showing with blown bindings.
Written 16 February 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,492 contributions
Church with a stunning environment
Jan 2019 • Couples
This Norwegian Lutheran Church is the south-most church in the world. It locates in Grytviken near to the defunct whaling station and also famous among tourists because Sir Shackleton was buried nearby. There are stories behind the church and the whaling station. Grytviken has been chosen as one of the landing sight for our Antarctica Expedition Cruise ship and we were lucky to visit this place on 7 Jan morning after snowing throughout the night before. The snow-covered mountains had added beauty to the quiet environment and all our cruisemates rushed to take photos around within the limited time allowed on land. Highly recommended.
Written 1 February 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,650 contributions
A photogenic church
Jan 2019 • Couples
This church is in a very scenic position at Grytviken. Well kept and worth a few minutes if you visit Grytviken. They let you ring the bells.
Written 29 January 2019
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Lester P
Havre de Grace, MD526 contributions
Nice for Photography
Dec 2018 • Business
This historic church is nice for photography, both inside and out. Great backdrops with a sheer mountain on one side and snow-capped peaks on another.
Written 11 January 2019
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Carmel E
Doha4 contributions
Wedding Guest
Dec 2017 • Friends
Two of our tour group, Joanne and Adam, got married in this Church 1 December 2017. So exciting!! It was all pre-arranged and kept 'hush-hush' till the day we visited Grytviken. The tour group and accompanying crew were witnesses and guests to the event. A memorable experience indeed.
Written 31 October 2018
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Nathan W
Australia326 contributions
southern most lutheran church
Dec 2017 • Solo
the church is well kept and maintained. Interesting history and great to be in such such a beautiful location.
Written 1 February 2018
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Sailorjo01
Grytviken27 contributions
A lovely place of calm
Nov 2017 • Solo
The church has been subject to lots of renovation work, and despite been over 100 years looks as good as the day it was built. A lovely place to explore, and don't miss the Norwegian library in the far corner.
Written 22 January 2018
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Jacki51
Cambridge, UK127 contributions
Worth a visit
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were lucky to visit this small church just before Christmas and had a service arranged by our Captain and the Expedition Team in English, German and Norwegian consisting of some readings and carols. It is a Norwegian Lutheran Church, also known as the Whalers Church, and was built in 1913. Whilst small in size it has a bell tower and plenty of wooden pews. Set behind the main whaling station it has been beautifully kept and we benefited from Christmas decorations in the Church also. Without a Service, it is worth the short stroll up the Burnet lined path.
Written 15 January 2018
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Sa-i44
San Diego, CA5,682 contributions
Left over from the whaling days
Nov 2017 • Couples
The church here is really part of the museum and is part of the history of the whaling station. It is not really used anymore. But it is part of the visit to Grytviken. The memorial service for Sir Ernest Shackleton took place here. It is quaint and full of history.
Written 6 January 2018
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