South Georgia: Grytviken – Seals & Old Whaling Station

Grytviken is the capital of-sorts of the South Georgia, although it is nothing more then am old ruined whaling station and several museums and a cemetery. The settlement was established by 1904 by the Norwegians as whaling station. Over 300 men worked here, killing whales and seals and processing them into whale oil, and grinding meat and bones into fertilizer. The whaling operation function until 1966. Today it is a shore littered with old and rusty whaling equipment ruins, long broken whaling vessels, and thousands of fur seals and elephant seal, now the only inhabitants of Grytviken.