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Bad winter season

The warm and wet winter weather has so far gone badly over the season. Both tourists and local touring enthusiasts are suffering from bad terrain conditions. Several spells of temperatures well above freezing and heavy rain have turned snow into ice. The fjords have largely remained open, rather than freezing over. Popular destinations such as Kapp Linné and Noorderlicht, the “boat in the ice” which is normally frozen in fast ice in Tempelfjord in mid March, can hardly be reached. The situation demands a lot of flexibility from tourists and tour operators.

Blue ice instead of snow: then it is better to stay at home.

Bad winter season - Sassendalen

Source: Svalbardposten (1112)

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange