Day 11 — Grytviken, South Georgia
We arrived to the main town of South Georgia in the morning of the 24th of December 2013. Grytviken is situated on the other side of the bay of King Edward Point, now a research facility and officially the capital of the island. South Georgia doesn’t really have any population, other than researchers and safeguards. It’s important also to notice that, from this point onwards, every time we disembarked we had to do it with Polar Circle Boats, as the Ms Fram was too big to reach the shore and no harbour facilities were available.
Everything was well organised and we were assigned a group (no larger than eight people) with which we disembarked together to facilitate the process. On the bay of Grytviken we saw many penguins and seals resting on the shore and visited the remaining old whale stations as well as a few boat relicts. We were allowed to walk all the way to King Edward Point.