Drygalski Fjord

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Southeast extremity of South Georgia with Drygalski Fjord
Drygalski Fjord (the entrance to Larsen Harbour)

Drygalski Fjord is a bay 1 mile (1.6 km) wide which recedes northwestwards 7 miles (11 km), entered immediately north of Nattriss Head along the southeast coast of South Georgia. It was charted by the Second German Antarctic Expedition, 1911–12, under Wilhelm Filchner, and named for Professor Erich von Drygalski, the leader of the First German Antarctica Expedition, 1901–03.[1]

According to L. Harrison Matthews, Drygalski Fjord might have been the place where Anthony de la Roché spent two weeks during his stay in the island in April 1675.[2]


  1. ^ "Drygalski Fjord". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  2. ^ Matthews, L.H. (1931). South Georgia: The British Empire's Sub-Antarctic Outpost. Bristol: John Wright; and London: Simpkin Marshall.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Drygalski Fjord" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 54°49′S 36°0′W / 54.817°S 36.000°W / -54.817; -36.000