Norwegian Lutheran Church

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

Norwegian Lutheran Church
4.5
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4.5
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Redfred320
Greater London, UK253 contributions
You don't need to be religious...
Nov 2016 • Friends
... you just need to have an interest in history. Another gem in this tiny community that sites centre-field in the story of Antarctic exploration.
Written 30 December 2016
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Michael C
London, England, United Kingdom154 contributions
Nice prefab
Dec 2016 • Couples
Constructed in kit-form in Norway, the church came to the island in pieces and was assembled on site in 1906. As well as a church it has had other uses - including cinema and has been restored. Inside it is permissible to be a bell-ringer (two bells) on the upper landing and if you do go up,look at the 'modern' electrical switch on the wall beside the stairs. (Very Frankenstein)
Written 1 December 2016
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fartoomanyusers
London, UK401 contributions
Play the organ !
Jan 2016 • Friends
Definitely worth having a look around ... and enjoying the musty smell !

When I was there, I managed to pedal away, and play a few tunes ... using the sheet music that was lying around !
Written 4 October 2016
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diana95426
San Francisco63 contributions
A beautiful little church on the remote island of South Georgia
Nov 2015 • Solo
I had the privilege of attending a memorial service for Sir Ernest Shackleton at this small church at Grytviken, on the island of South Georgia. Truly a privilege and an honor for me to pour a bit of spirits on his grave and pay homage to his great courage and leadership.
Written 11 February 2016
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NJ-Eric
NJ434 contributions
Tiny Church
Nov 2015 • Solo
The tour guide explained that the church was only about 100 years old, and little used by the whaling employees. Hard to get too excited about that! It is bare bones, and artifacts are sparse, though a few museum items are situated here, which was a good idea. The one exception is the library for whaling employees, preserved in what seems like original condition, and which, though small, was of unique interest. Worth a short look if one is in town.
Written 14 November 2015
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HAIRYRUGGER
ENGLAND37 contributions
A Whale of an Experience
Aug 2014
A destination of total tranquillity yet with thoughts of carnage as whales were slaughtered and butchered in days gone by.
Written 8 July 2015
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,935 contributions
Ring the bells
Jan 2015 • Friends
Charming little church in front of some spectacular mountain scenery behind the old whaling station. A must see if at Grytviken. You can ring the bells - but only once, many people that were on our cruise did this. Well preserved in history.
Written 19 June 2015
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rollngstone
Milwaukee, WI1,396 contributions
Nice stop / check out the library
Mar 2015 • Couples
We stopped in for a brief visit --- the little church is very photogenic, and you must go inside and check out the library in the back. Also -- all the commemorative plaques that were left for Shackleton at his grave --- so many were left over the years, that they brought many of them inside the church for preservation.
Written 12 March 2015
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Rebeca Cornwell
290 contributions
Worth a visit if there
It is a very pretty little church in a stunning location in the snow or the sun.

It may be because I am spiritual but I felt a massive presence in the Church. It was used a lot when the island was used for whaling and fishermen etc are usually very religious so the history of its popularity was interested.

It has always been empty when I have visited (3 times in 3 years) so I believe it is just as a
Private prayer area if you wish to use it but it is worth a visit if you are there.
Written 12 February 2015
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