Grytviken Whaling Station

Grytviken Whaling Station: Address, Grytviken Whaling Station Reviews: 4.5/5

Grytviken Whaling Station
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Alaska23_Family
Eagle River, AK393 contributions
Whaling History on Display
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I recently visited this abandoned whaling station. Our expedition leaders gave us a detailed description of the site, history, and people who once worked at this station. Lots of history to see & explore. A great visit when in the area.
Written 28 March 2019
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MalcolmM1947
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK391 contributions
Rusting view of the past
Jan 2019 • Couples
Most of the dangerous stuff like asbestos has been removed from the Grytviken Whaling Station so that you can wander around the rusting buildings and storage towers used by the whalers in safety. You cannot go inside any of the buildings except those approved by the station. The wrecks of old whaling ships stranded on the shore make for super photographs as do the elephant seals lolling about the place. It is a definite snapshot of the past.
Written 16 February 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Historical site on Grytviken
Jan 2019 • Couples
The abandoned Grytviken Whaling Station with the many rusty machines, worn out buildings and tanks were the icons for photo-takers during their visit there. Apart from the history behind the scene, the nice scenery and wildlife around the area were the "must see" items during our visit. Highly recommended.
Written 1 February 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,650 contributions
Lots of history here
Jan 2019 • Couples
South Georgia is an amazing place. Fantastic scenery and amazing wildlife. The whaling station at Grytviken is one of many abandoned whaling stations spread across South Georgia. Lots of photo material.
Written 29 January 2019
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Lester P
Havre de Grace, MD526 contributions
A Photographer's Dream
Dec 2018 • Business
This is nothing short of a dream location for photographers. Lots of abandoned machines, rusted shells of buildings and tanks. Interestingly, the property is now overtaken by seals sunning themselves or seeking shelter in storms.
Written 11 January 2019
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GClife
Gold Coast, Australia1,493 contributions
Interesting past
Dec 2018 • Couples
We stopped here on our Pontant cruise, you can do a walking tour of the old whaling station and learn about its history and processes. Old whaling ships and vats add to the atmosphere of this abandoned station. Climb the hill for a nice view over the station and harbour. Also pay your respects to Earnest Shackleton lonely grave
Written 30 December 2018
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Andy G
Austin, TX9 contributions
Great tour
Dec 2018 • Friends
Information about whaling and the conditions during that period in time. Have to watch out for fur seals during mating season.
Written 14 December 2018
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Derek P
Great Malvern, UK189 contributions
It should be visited if only to remind ourselves
Nov 2018 • Couples
The old whaling station is a reminder of the cruelty of whaling but natural processes are slowly eradicating this monument to the misguided industrialisation of whaling. It is sombre to reflect on the purpose of this plant but the wildlife, in abundance, is indifferent to that. So visit and enjoy the positive.
Written 8 December 2018
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Tissa.travels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,060 contributions
Nature taking back one of mankinds big mistakes
Jan 2018 • Couples
Grytviken is the only civilization left in a beautiful but desolate place. A couple of people still live here year-round, but the old whaling station is mostly inhabited by fur seals, elephant seals and king penguins. Thousands of whales were slaughtered here until the 60's, and the boats and machinery are still on display.
Written 26 April 2018
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Nathan W
Australia326 contributions
old restoration
Dec 2017 • Solo
this place is partially restored and alot of work is done to preserve the place. Quite sad to see what the people done to the wildlife back in that time. Is interesting to learn about everything they did to become self sufficient without needing the outside world to create or build things.
Written 1 February 2018
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