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Longyearbreen – 29th September 2017

We pay another little visit to Longyearbreen. How great is it to have this kind of playground so close to town? Meltwater is rushing down the channels, it is well worth to look for fossils in the moraine, and then there is ice, ice, ice. Also on the glacier, there are meltwater streams in deeply incised channels, which sometimes disappear down into black holes. The polished surface of the ice shows beautifully alternating patterns of clear, blue ice and dark layers with stones and (natural) dirt.

Gallery – Longyearbreen – 29th September 2017

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A lovely way to finish the time that we can still, at least in a wider sense, call the arctic summer. Now, this arctic traveller will return to the office. Also there, mountain ranges have piled up on the rather recent geological history 🙂

last modification: 2017-10-30 · copyright: Rolf Stange