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Hinlopen – 12 August 2018

We are still in Hinlopen Strait, having spent the night anchored close to one of the islands there. Rocky, barren polar desert. Nothing but stones. That’s what it looks like, at least from a distance. On closer inspection, it turns out to be a landscape surprisingly rich in detail. Of course we had a good look around 🙂

Von-Otteroya

Von-Otteroya

It seems to be sunny further east, so we set course for Bråsvellbreen. That is also one of these wonders of the natural world, a unique bit of the Arctic. The wind is getting fresh as we get closer, and the ice is pretty dense, but Pål is navigating us safely towards the huge glacier, where the wind is also calming down as we get into even denser ice. A polar bear swims curiously towards us and circles around the ship at close distance!

Brasvellbreen

Brasvellbreen

The view of the seemingly endless ice cliff of Bråsvellbreen in the sun, with waterfalls and many icebergs drifting nearby, is just stunning.

Brasvellbreen

Brasvellbreen
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