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it is such a amazing moment being able to see, feel and experience the graves of such amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Nathan W
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The small cemetery in Grytviken is enclosed by a white fence as there are seals and penguins... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Have a whiskey and show your respects to one of the greatest polar explorers, who is buried here with his right hand man.

Thank Tissa010
Reviewed 1 February 2018

it is such a amazing moment being able to see, feel and experience the graves of such amazing people from the 1800s! This place is only special to those who know there history or to those touring antarctica.

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The small cemetery in Grytviken is enclosed by a white fence as there are seals and penguins surrounding this settlement. Shackleton's grave is unmistakable, being the largest in the cemetery and it is traditional to have a tot of whiskey (he was born in Ireland)...More

Thank Jacki51
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Shackleton’s grave with our cruise. Moving and a wonderful opportunity to toast him and his remarkable journey - we were following his journey but our conditions bore ne resemblance to his journey!

Thank nette1008
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Along the beach here were elephant seals and a lone penguin, looking lost, as he waddled along. But Grytviken is also associated with Sir Ernest Shackleton. It is from here that Shackleton left for his trip attempting to cross Antarctica from sea to sea, via...More

Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed 3 January 2018

With some knowledge of Shakletons history, the visitor will almost certainly find this a very touching visit. The setting in Grytviken is fabulous and the small cemetery contains one or two other " celebrity" graves- Wild the famous Antarctica explorer and the Argentinian naval officer...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 10 December 2017

If you happen to be passing then this is a must, anyone on a trip to South Georgia and Antarctica will know about Shackleton which makes this something of a must see if you are in the area - toasting to Sir Earnest as an...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Sir Shackleton was laid to rest at Grytviken back in 1922. We visited his grave to celebrate the centenary of his brave voyage saving his Endurance crew after sailing through rough seas and climbing the South Georgian mountains in severe weathers. It was really emotional...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest at all in the great explorers of our time then this is a great place, a great explorer buried in a very remote place, a place he never wanted to leave. Now his right hand man is next to him,...More

Thank Lonestarbc
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We landed near the old whaling town of Grytviken on South Georgia to visit the museum and to pay our respects to Sir Ernest Shackleton at his gravesite just outside of town. Having passed the inspection of our boots to make sure we were not...More

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