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Franklindalen-Phippsøya – 04th August 2017

The infinite spaces, the emptyness and lonelyness of Nordaustland can be quite strong, especially if you expose yourself to it for a bit longer. A good 9 kilometres are not the world, but a good hike across the endless stone desert. Silent lakes, the sad call of the red-throated diver and gently rolling, rocky hills.

Gallery – Franklindalen-Phippsøya – 04th August 2017

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And then: let’s see how far to the north we may get. We got pretty far. The ice did try to stop us, but it had not expected the capabilities of Arctica II and Heinrich Eggenfellner to push through it. So we got as far as Phippsøya and of course we made use of the beautiful evening light by a walk across the island, one of the northernmost ones of the whole Svalbard archipelago, to a viewpoint from where we had a clear view all the way to the north pole.

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