The whalers church at Grytviken is a
Norwegian Lutheran church, pre-fabricated in Strommen, Norway, then
shipped down to South Georgia and erected near to the whaling
station. It was consecrated on Christmas day 1913 though shortly
after it was built the pastor lamented "Christian life unfortunately
does not wax strong among whalers".
The church is still in use
having been repaired and restored in the 1990's though it
hasn't had a pastor since 1931.
These are pictures from
a trip to Antarctica in the summer of 2010 - 2011 for the purpose of
researching former whaling stations and companies by Ulf Gustafsson
of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
copyright Ulf Gustafsson.