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Recherchefjord – Barentsburg – Longyearbyen – 20th/21th August 2019

After a late arrival in Recherchefjord and a couple of hours resting time, we move out to explore the scenic landscape. A group of hikers grabs the crampons and walk up the glacier Renardbreen. The friends of the tundra make a walk along the coast and to the green tundra area, rounded off with a Zodiac tour into the lagoon of Recherchebreen, where small icebergs are drifting with the tidal current.

In the afternoon, we sail north along the west coast, to Isfjord. Soon the circle is about to close.

We reach Grønfjord and Barentsburg after a couple of bumpy miles in the entrance of Isfjord and celebrate our first meeting with civilisation with a beer in the Red Bear, the bar of the brewery. We save the comprehensive town walk for the next day, when we are accompanied by the sun again :-;

Gallery – Recherchefjord – Barentsburg – Longyearbyen – 20th/21th August 2019

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The final miles, calm and sunny, of this amazing voyage take us along Colesbukta, Grumantbyen and Fuglefjella, before we go alongside in Longyearbyen. An unforgettable voyage is coming to an end. We round it off with a guided history walk in Longyearbyen and a nice evening on board.

Big thanks to all of you who were on board Arctica II on this tour for a great and interesting trip with good spirits all the way through!

last modification: 2019-08-25 · copyright: Rolf Stange