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Barentsburg – 16th April, 2016

April is showing off with the best of clear, stable, cold winter weather. A trip to Barentsburg often starts with a view over Longyearbyen. Driving along the coast is a regular part of frequent tourist tours to Barentsburg, but you may not like the short, but steep ascents, especially when the surface is frozen over, if you are not used to driving a snow mobile.

Who would have expected to see a walrus on a winter trip to Barentsburg? We also saw Reindeer and even White whales (Belugas), but too far away to take photos.

Gallery – Barentsburg – 16th April, 2016

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Barentsburg itself looks partly like a big arctic version of Legoland after several years of refurbishment. The choice of colours of some of the buildings might be a matter of debate, but others are really beautiful. Lenin is meditating as always, the view directed into the distance. Impossible to say what he would say about the colours.

last modification: 2016-08-12 · copyright: Rolf Stange