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Kongsfjord – 07th July 2017

We con­tin­ued into Kongsfjord – last night, as we went into the fjord, we made a litt­le evening landing at Kva­de­hu­ken. We had sai­led past it 1000 times (well, almost), but had never gone ashore. Inte­res­t­ing place! Not just becau­se of the remains of the geo­phy­si­cal obser­va­to­ry from the ear­ly 1920s, but it is also an inte­res­t­ing bit of land­scape.

We star­ted the next day in Ny-Åle­sund, with a gui­ded town walk, a shop­ping ses­si­on in the famous Kongsfjord­bu­tik­ken and the man­da­to­ry pil­grimage to the anchor mast of the 1926 and 1928 air­ship expe­di­ti­ons of Roald Amund­sen and Umber­to Nobi­le.

Later, we went to Blom­strand. Start­ing from Ny Lon­don, we went for a moun­tain hike to the top of the island, a coas­tal walk that went as far as to one of the caves and an excur­si­on dedi­ca­ted to the flo­ra.

Gal­lery – Kongsfjord – 07th July 2017

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

Final­ly, we spent a long evening near the gla­cier front of Blom­strand­breen, which was making a lot of inte­res­t­ing noi­ses.
Oh yes – not to for­get the blue wha­le short­ly befo­re lea­ving the fjord again 🙂



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