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Grytviken in the region of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (general) with its 2 inhabitants is a town in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and is the capital of this country.

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Current time in Grytviken is now 10:13 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Atlantic/South Georgia " with a UTC offset of -2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: and . Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Grytviken ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Heavy winter in South Georgia

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Heavy deep snowfall through the winter of 2007 on the subantarctic island of South Georgia has made life heavy going for residents, vehicles and the wildlife. Attached to the South Georgia newsletter ..

A replica of Shackleton's boat James Caird arrives at the South Georgia Museum.

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It was an unconventional way for a boat to arrive. The replica of Shackleton's boat "James Caird" was built for the filming of the IMAX Shackleton film. Boat builder Bob Wallace accompanied the boat a ..


Licence to Krill

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The South Georgia Government Officer boards, inspects and licenses a krill trawler on the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia. Attached to the South Georgia newsletter on www.sgisland.gs ..

Dumbarton Castle's crew have a winter swim in South Georgia

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The crew of HMS Dumbarton Castle have an icy dip during the ships last visit to the subantarctic island of South Georgia. Attached to the South Georgia newsletter on www.sgisland.gs ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Grytviken

Grytviken (Swedish for "The Pot Cove") is the principal settlement in the British territory of South Georgia in the South Atlantic. It was so named in 1902 by the Swedish surveyor Johan Gunnar Andersson who found old English try pots used to render seal oil at the site. It is the best harbour on the island, consisting of a bay within a bay. The site is quite sheltered, provides a substantial area of flat land suitable for building, and has a good supply of fresh water.

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Located at -54.28 -36.51 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Antarctic region, British capitals, Falklands War in South Georgia, Populated places established in 1904, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Whaling stations of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia Museum

The South Georgia Museum is situated in Grytviken, near the administrative centre of the UK overseas territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The museum occupies the renovated and converted manager's villa built in 1916, and used as a residence for the manager of the Grytviken whaling base and his family, until the base closed in 1964.

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Located at -54.28 -36.51 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures completed in 1916, Local museums, Museums established in 1993, Museums in Antarctica, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Whaling in the United Kingdom

Gull Lake, South Georgia

Gull Lake is a lake, 0.15 nautical miles in diameter, lying close to the southwest shore of King Edward Cove, 0.5 nautical miles south of the abandoned whaling station at Grytviken, South Georgia. The lake was first roughly surveyed and named "Möwensee" or "Moven See" (Gull Lake) by A. Szielasko, who visited South Georgia in 1906. The English form Gull Lake was used by Robert Cushman Murphy in 1947, in describing his visit to the lake in November 1912.

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Located at -54.28 -36.52 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Lakes of South Georgia

King Edward Cove

King Edward Cove is a sheltered cove immediately southwest of Mount Duse, in the west side of Cumberland East Bay, South Georgia. This cove, frequented by early sealers at South Georgia, was charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901-04, under Nordenskjold. It was named in about 1906 for King Edward VII of England, 1901-10.

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Located at -54.28 -36.50 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Bays of South Georgia

Susa Point

Susa Point is a low rocky point marking the seaward end of a small east-west ridge separating two tussock-covered flats, lying 0.25 miles (0.4 km) south of the entrance to King Edward Cove in Cumberland East Bay, South Georgia. Roughly surveyed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Nordenskjold. Named by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) following their sketch survey in 1951.

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Located at -54.28 -36.50 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Headlands of South Georgia