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Barentsburg – 04/05 March 2015

04/05 March 2015 – Overnight visit to Barentsburg. The freshly renovated hotel now offers a neat standard, from remarkable rooms (some of them do have a bath tub!), nice food (à la carte) to fast WLAN. At the same time, this means that it has lost some of its original charme.

Of course this is probably not what you mainly come for when you visit the arctic, but it may be good to know that it is absolutely save to plan a trip to Barentsburg as an overnight 🙂 it has not always been like that. And from Barentsburg there is a good choice of interesting places to see in reach, especially if you are travelling by snow mobile, next to the Russian settlement itself. They even offer courses in Russian handicrafts there these days! I have to admit that I have not done that.

Gallery Barentsburg – 04/05 March 2015

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The way back went in dense snowfall. It was neither cold nor windy, but the snow was falling densely enough to make driving a bit unpleasant and certainly quite slow. We enjoyed the full programme, from snow mobiles falling on the side on slopes covered with deep, snoft fresh snow to snow mobiles digging themselves in within seconds in such places. Great fun … :-/

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