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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

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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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