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HomeArctic blog: Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen → Raudfjord – Fuglefjord – Kob­befjord – 18 Sep­tem­ber 2018

Raudfjord – Fuglefjord – Kob­befjord – 18 Sep­tem­ber 2018

It is hard to belie­ve, but the wea­ther remains fault­less­ly beau­ti­ful. Hard­ly a cloud in the sky, gent­le frost in the morning, no wind worth men­tio­ning.

It is time to stretch legs a bit. Solan­derfjel­let is temp­t­ing with stun­ning views over Raudfjor­den.

Solanderfjellet

View over Raudfjor­den

We con­ti­nue through Fuglefjord, fil­led with ice from the migh­ty Svit­jod­breen.

SFuglefjord

In the evening we turn into Kob­befjor­den on Dans­køya. This is whe­re sealing ships used to lea­ve mail for the main­land in the past – the­re is no let­ter or post­card in the cairn here today, the tra­di­ti­on seems to vanish in the haze of histo­ry. This is also whe­re Tor­ge­ir Simon­sen and Harald Møkle­by ended up after their icy Odys­sey in 1922 to die tra­gi­cal­ly a few mon­ths later. We, in con­trast, can enjoy the deep-red colours of the sun­set and a num­ber of very curious har­bour seals befo­re we con­ti­nue south on a flat-calm sea.

Kobbefjord

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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