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Aavatsmarkbreen – Ny-Ålesund – 06. August 2019

We keep moving north in Forlandsund and go ashore to make a hike to a huge glacier called Aavatsmarkbreen. Here we find ourselves in a barren ice-age landscape with many polar bear tracks in the sand, pieces of glacier ice on the shore, meltwater rivers that we need to walk through and finally the big glacier with its impressive calving front. Torrential meltwater rivers are cascading down over rocks next to the glacier. A very impressive, beautiful landscape!

The onwards journey through Forlandsund is a bit bumpy – again, the weather forecast is not really impressive – until we turn into Kongsfjord a couple of hours later.

Gallery – Aavatsmarkbreen – Ny-Ålesund – 06. August 2019

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In the evening, as we make a walk trough Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen’s northernmost settlement, the sun comes out again and casts beautiful evening light over the stunning mountain and glacier scenery.

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