South Georgia Island (Grytviken, South Sandwich Islands UK)

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Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2024-04-19 21:53

min: 38 °F (3 °C) / max: 44 °F (7 °C) 39°F
3.7°C
Wind: 138°/ 3.6 m/s  Gust: 3.9 m/sWind: 138°/ 3.6 m/s  Gust: 3.9 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature44 °F / 7 °C
38 °F / 4 °C
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Port South Georgia Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from South Georgia Island, Grytviken, South Sandwich Islands UK. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
15 October, 2024
Tuesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endurance
16 October, 2024
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endurance

South Georgia Island is part of "South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands" British overseas territory, located in southern Atlantic Ocean. It is an inhospitable, remote collection of islands, that consists of South Georgia (the largest) and a chain of smaller isles (known as "South Sandwich Islands").

Cruise ships to South Georgia Island dock (anchor) at KEP-King Edward Point (the capital) and some may also stop at Grytviken (port locode GSGRV). Both are port towns located on the island's western coast. Some boats may also stop at Stromness (a former whaling station in Fortuna Bay), on the island's northern coast. Other anchorage sites are Gold Harbour (on the southeastern coast), Saint Andrew's Bay and Royal Bay (on the eastern coast).

The island South Georgia has length 165 km (103 mi) and max-width 35 km (22 mi). South Sandwich Islands are approx 700 km (430 mi) to the southeast. The territory's total land area is approx 3903 km2 (1507 mi2).

There is no permanent population on South Georgia. The present inhabitants include Deputy Postmaster, UK Government Officer, scientists, support staff (from British Antarctic Survey).

  • In 1775, the British claimed sovereignty over South Georgia, and in 1908 - over South Sandwich Islands.
  • In 1927, Argentina claimed South Georgia and in 1938 - South Sandwich Islands.
  • In 1985 was formed the Overseas Territory "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands". Previously it was governed as part of Falkland Islands Dependencies.

From 1976 until 1982 (when closed by the Royal Navy), Argentina maintained the Corbeta Uruguay naval station (on Thule Island) in South Sandwich Islands. The country's claim over South Georgia contributed to 1982 Falklands War. During the war, Argentine forces occupied the island. The country continues to claim sovereignty over South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Shag Rocks (aka Islas Aurora) are 6 small-sized islands located west of South Georgia Island.

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