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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.


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.


The mighty glacier Kronebreen

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


Text: Rolf Stange

last modification: 2019-08-07 · copyright: Rolf Stange