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Bar­ents­burg & Ymer­buk­ta – 01st June 2016

So that was May, and now it is alrea­dy June. But it loo­ks like ear­ly July. The­re is not too much snow left, wide tun­dra are­as are alrea­dy free of snow, espe­cial­ly on the west coast. The ice chart loo­ks like late sum­mer.

And out­side it loo­ks like Irkut­sk or some­thing that way. That is, of cour­se, Bar­ents­burg. What else!

Bar­ents­burg is an impres­si­ve expe­ri­ence, as always. You just have to have seen it. And what real­ly blew me away was the hot cho­co­la­te. Serious­ly! By far the best hot cho­co­la­te in Spits­ber­gen. It even lea­ves Café Frue­ne in Lon­gye­ar­by­en far behind 🙂

Gal­le­ry Bar­ents­burg & Ymer­buk­ta – 01st June 2016

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

We spend the ear­ly after­noon crui­sing several bays, loo­king for sce­ne­ry (gre­at land­s­cape ever­y­whe­re) and polar bears (none), befo­re we cele­bra­te the trip duly. It has been – and still is – gre­at, even without a polar bear sigh­t­ing.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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