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Spitsbergen back to winter mode on Easter Sunday

After an early snow melting period last week, the winter returned to Spitsbergen exactly on Easter Sunday with temperatures below zero. After a couple of very wet and grey days, which frustrated tourists, locals, guides and tour operators alike, molten snow became ice – at least! – and the sun came out again.

Skating rink Longyearbyen Camping

Longyearbyen Camping: last week a lake, this week an ice area.

Longyearbyen Camping, last week an impressive landscape of lakes and lagoons, is now an ice area, with a surface just a bit too rough to provide a useful skating rink. Elsewhere, it is flat and shining as a mirror, something that does not make moving around easier, both in the field and in town. Spikes (isbrodder in Norwegian) can be very helpful and may prevent accidents.

Skating rink Adventdalen

Adventdalen: last week a river, this week a skating rink.

Now it is good to be outside again!

And, yes: the Easter bunny also came all the way north to Spitsbergen. Happy Easter! 🙂

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

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