Attractions

Top Choice Church in Stanley

Christ Church Cathedral

The great peat slip of 1886, a landslide which killed two people and damaged numerous buildings, wiped out Stanley’s Holy Trinity Church. The foundation stone for its replacement was laid in 1890 and the new, massiv…
Base in King George Island

Eduardo Frei Montalva Station

Chile constructed this station, known as Frei station, in 1969 on the nearly ice-free Fildes Peninsula at the island’s southwestern tip, and 10 years later it added Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin station less than 1k…
Cemetery in South Georgia

Whalers’ Cemetery

Shackleton’s grave is the highlight of the whalers’ cemetery at Grytviken. ‘The Boss’ is buried at the left rear of the graveyard. On the back of the granite headstone (engraved with the nine-pointed star that Shack…
Base in King George Island

Bellingshausen Station

Russia set up Bellingshausen station in 1968 and it is now separated from Frei base by a small stream. After a fuel-tank farm was established, Bellingshausen became a major fuel depot for the Soviet Antarctic fishin…
Base in King George Island

Henryk Arctowski Station

Poland’s Arctowski station, opened in 1977, was named for a geologist on Adrien de Gerlache’s Belgica expedition and houses 40 people. Female visitors were once presented with small bouquets of flowers grown in the …
Base in King George Island

Commandante Ferraz Station

Brazil’s Commandante Ferraz Station on Admiralty Bay, opened in 1983–84, is located between an old whaling station and the site of the abandoned British Base G (removed in 1996). Ferraz’s distinctive orange-roofed, …
Museum in South Georgia

South Georgia Museum

When entering this wonderful museum, be sure to look up to see the wandering albatross mounted overhead. Unless you’re a scientist, this is the closest you’ll come to one of these magnificent birds, and their size i…
Church in South Georgia

Whalers’ Church

The restored Whalers’ Church, consecrated on Christmas Day, 1913, is a typical Norwegian church. Indeed, it was originally erected in Strømmen before being dismantled and shipped here. Inside are memorials to Grytvi…
Historic Site in Port Louis

Grave of Matthew Brisbane

Vernet’s lieutenant Matthew Brisbane was murdered by gauchos after British naval officer JJ Onslow left him in charge of Port Louis in August 1833. In 1842 James Clark Ross dug up Brisbane’s body from the rough grav…
Base in Signy Island

Signy Research Station

In 1946–47 Britain established a meteorological station, Base H, at Factory Cove, site of Signy Island's old whaling station. Its successor, Signy Research Station, has since expanded its program to include biologic…