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Kongsfjord-Krossfjord – 07 August 2019

After a lovely, calm and sunny night in the harbour of Ny-Ålesund, we don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the airship mast where the famous airships Norge and Italia took of for their famous north pole flights in 1926 and 1928, respectively. It is easy to spend some time with telling stories during this short walk.

Gallery – Kongsfjord-Krossfjord – 07 August 2019

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Later, we turn into Kongsfjord to enjoy the view of the large glaciers and the silence, which is frequently interrupted by the thunder of pieces of ice falling down from the glacier front. Then we move to Krossfjord for a late afternoon walk in Ebeltofthamna, where Kurt Wegener ran an observatory in 1912-1914. They did some great scientific work and even improvised a technique to measure the height of the northern lights!

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