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Kongsfjord – 12 September 2018

We start in rather traditional manner in Ny-Ålesund in Kongsfjorden. Our first and last visit to a settlement. Spitsbergen gives us a warm – well, chilly, but sunny and beautiful – welcome. A fresh breeze is coming towards us as we go alongside. We dedicate the morning to the little settlement with its history, coal mining and north pole expeditions, and the present: science.

Ny-Ålesund

The mast from which Amundsen and Nobile launched their airships.

The large glacier Kronebreen is tempting us in the afternoon. We can’t resist – well, why should we even try – and enjoy the stunning landscape.

Kronebreen

The mighty glacier Kronebreen

Later, we set sails again. It is pure pleasure to move silently out of Kongsfjorden and into the sunset.

Kongsfjord

Text: Rolf Stange

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