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Stromness Whaling Station, Uruguay

From series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
In many cases, the mere mention of the whaling stations causes sad associations. The abandoned whaling station of Stromness located in Uruguay is more than a sad spectacle. The sight is situated on the same-name island, the first mention of which relate to 1916. The expedition of the English explorer Ernest Shackleton has landed on the island. The seafarer along with his companions made a dangerous move on the sea of Scotia on a small seven-meter boat.

Stromness Whaling Station, Uruguay In the 60s of the last century, Stromness was the largest whaling base on the planet. Besides that, the island was visited by wildlife researchers from around the world. Now, its inhabitants are fur seals, Gentoo penguins, and reindeers. Observing them is the goal of many scientists and tourists. The only thing that violates natural harmony prevailing on the island is the ruins of the old whaling base. Travellers who come to walk to these places have to prepare themselves for a long and rather dangerous journey. You can get there by sea or by feet, coming from the banks of Fortuna Bay.

The length of the overland route is about 6.5 km. It goes along quite dangerous and slippery rocky slopes, and therefore requires a high level of tourist skills and a physical strength. Those who are not afraid to overcome the difficult path have an opportunity to see the most beautiful places, stroll through the ruins of an abandoned whaling station, and see charming native species that feel themselves completely safe at this remote nook of the world. Next - Famagusta


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Stromness Whaling Station - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Bank of Scotland' located in 0.53 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'A1 Car Hire' is located in 18 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'North End Garage' in 0.42 km
Supermarket: 'The Co-operative Food' in 0.38 km
Parking: 'Great Western Road (South)' in 19 km
Apotheek: 'Sutherland W H B Ltd' in 0.46 km
Police station: 'Stromness' in 0.3 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Julia's Cafe Bistro' in 0.32 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Wick Airport WIC - in 58 km
 »  RAF Kinloss Airport FSS - in 147 km
 »  Inverness Airport INV - in 164 km
 »  Dyce Airport ABZ - in 206 km
 »  Dundee Airport DND - in 279 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Stromness

Houton Bay Lodge

Located in 8 km from Stromness
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Rooms: 8
Free Wi-fi and an en suite bathroom feature in the spacious rooms, each with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Most of the rooms have views of … More: photo, rates and booking
Merkister Hotel

Located in 10 km from Stromness
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Rooms: 16
With free Wi-Fi, the rooms feature a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.The rooms also benefit from an en suite bathroom. The hotel's … More: photo, rates and booking
Smithfield Hotel

Located in 12 km from Stromness
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Rooms: 6
Each recently refurbished room at Smithfield Hotel features free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, and a TV. The property has 6 rooms, 5 of which … More: photo, rates and booking
Hildeval

Located in 19 km from Stromness
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Rooms: 5
Guests at Hildeval can enjoy a varied breakfast, including Scottish and continental style. It is served every morning in the dining area, which has … More: photo, rates and booking

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