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Nord­aus­t­land – 14th Sep­tem­ber 2021

And again an arc­tic dream day, with blue sky, sun and a very calm sea. The wea­ther remai­ned on our side (this may well chan­ge later during this trip). The wide, gla­cier-cove­r­ed land­s­capes of Nord­aus­t­land ever­y­whe­re around us.

Just all tho­se polar bears which had been roa­ming on this litt­le island, they had all left! 🙁

But we found some wal­ru­ses on Phipp­søya, whe­re we also made a short lan­ding, on one of Spitsbergen’s nort­hern­most islands.

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Woodfjord – 13th Sep­tem­ber 2021

And yet ano­t­her pic­tu­re-book kind of day. The snow-cove­r­ed land­s­cape near Mus­ham­na in Woodfjord was glit­te­ring in the sun. Time is fly­ing alt­hough you want it to stand still on a day like this.

In the after­noon, we mana­ged a lan­ding on the expo­sed shore of Gråhu­ken with ease and visi­ted the famous hut whe­re Chris­tia­ne Rit­ter win­te­red back then („A woman in the polar night“).

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Raudfjord & Woodfjord – 12th Sep­tem­ber 2021

A pic­tu­re-book level kind of day. Wea­ther, light, sce­ne­ry – just stun­ning. We did some walks and hikes in Raudfjord, aiming at lower and hig­her ele­va­tions, respec­tively.

Then we finis­hed the day in Woodfjord, in a beau­ti­ful and very arc­tic way.

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Nor­thwest Spits­ber­gen – 11th Sep­tem­ber 2021

Fol­lowing the wind and the nose – that’s what brought us to Smee­ren­burg­breen in the morning, the only place in the area with clear visi­bi­li­ty.

Smee­ren­burg tur­ned out to be a bit chal­len­ging, the usu­al lan­ding area being occu­p­ied by wal­ru­ses. Fur­ther west, it is shal­low and rocky. But not impos­si­ble to find a spot that works.

Snow in the land­s­cape, snow in the air. Wel­co­me to the Arc­tic. Light and wea­ther were chan­ging by the minu­te from clear views to dark grey walls.

Also later in Sal­ly­ham­na quick­ly chan­ging light con­di­ti­ons, with snow down to sea level. How dif­fe­rent com­pa­red to the sun­ny west coast yes­ter­day!

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For­landsund – 10th Sep­tem­ber 2021

We spent the first day in For­landsund. How often do you get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to visit a working trap­per sta­ti­on? And the wea­ther couldn’t have been bet­ter!

Fur­ther north, three polar bears were roa­ming over the tun­dra. The first ones for us on this trip, on the first full day!

Later, we made use of the good wea­ther and made a lan­ding on Her­man­senøya. Beau­ti­ful colours, struc­tures and sce­ne­ry ever­y­whe­re around.

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Isfjord – 09th Sep­tem­ber 2021

Here we go – the first Spits­ber­gen voya­ge of the „Geo­gra­phi­sche Rei­se­ge­sell­schaft“ with SV Anti­gua in two years! And we left Lon­gye­ar­by­en big style, under sail. That’s how we like it!
 

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Isfjord – 06/07 Sep­tem­ber 2021

After a bum­py ride down For­landsund and into Isfjord, the wind blew us into Grønfjord and to Bar­ents­burg, which was not bad after all.

We roun­ded the trip off with a day in Bill­efjord, with a good walk on Gips­huks­let­ta and an ama­zing after­noon at Nor­dens­kiöld­breen. What a fan­tastic day!

Here you can see why:

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Kongsfjord – 04th/05th Sep­tem­ber 2021

Kongsfjord – 04th/05th Sep­tem­ber 2021 − It was time to get back to the west coast, as the­re was qui­te a bit of wind and wea­ther on the way. But first we could enjoy a good day in Kongsfjord, from Blom­strand­hal­vøya with its beau­ties both abo­ve and under ground, the migh­ty gla­ciers and one of the lovely islands of Lové­nøya­ne.

Ny-Åle­sund was to fol­low next morning. In the after­noon we were hap­py just to stay along­side the pier while some pret­ty strong winds were whist­ling in the rig­ging.

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Raudfjord – 03rd Sep­tem­ber 2021

A won­der­ful day on Spitsbergen’s north coast, with class 1 wea­ther, calm and lar­ge­ly sun­ny 🙂 we star­ted with a lovely litt­le walk in Ves­le Raudfjord and later came a lot of ice, sce­ne­ry, wea­ther and wild­life in Raudfjord (not Ves­le).

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Hin­lo­pen Strait – 02nd Sep­tem­ber 2021

Exact­ly today was our chan­ce for a dash fur­ther east, into nort­hern Hin­lo­pen Strait.

Some days just turn out bet­ter than you could have plan­ned them or even wis­hed for. Wha­les befo­re bre­ak­fast! Two Blue wha­les, and one of them was even showing the flu­ke several times! A polar bear during the morning, and later the migh­ty cliffs of Alkef­jel­let. Not too many Brunich’s guil­lemots left at this time of year, the­re are more Kit­ty­wa­kes than guil­lemots. Still a lot of life, and even without birds, it would be an impres­si­ve place, after all.

Later we got our chan­ce to get an impres­si­on of the polar desert land­s­cape of Nord­aus­t­land, and we finis­hed the day by cele­bra­ting the cros­sing of the 80th par­al­lel (the third out of four in this trip, to be pre­cise).

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Nor­thwest Spits­ber­gen & Woodfjord – 31st August / 01st Sep­tem­ber 2021

31st August / 01st Sep­tem­ber 2021 − A lovely, even part­ly sun­ny morning in nor­thwest Spits­ber­gen. We land with ease at Smee­ren­burg, which is gre­at, not only becau­se of the remains of the famous wha­ling sta­ti­on, a group of wal­ru­ses and the grand sce­ne­ry, but also becau­se we have Ben with us, who was invol­ved in the exca­va­tions about 40 years ago! Later we got to see some of his ori­gi­nal pho­tos.

We made yet ano­t­her short stop in the nor­thwest and then grab­bed the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get fur­ther east and into Woodfjord, whe­re we had a rather grey 01 Sep­tem­ber.

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