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HomeArctic blog: Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen → Prins Karls For­land – Fug­le­hu­ken – 31st May 2022

Prins Karls For­land – Fug­le­hu­ken – 31st May 2022

31st May was still to con­ti­nue. We still had time and the wea­ther was so good that we didn’t want to miss the oppor­tu­ni­ty to have a look at Fug­le­hu­ken, the nor­t­hern tip of Prins Karls For­land. It is one of tho­se places that are so expo­sed to the open sea that you don’t get here often at all It is real­ly a mat­ter of having a very good day. The most beau­tiful places are often not the easie­st one to get to.

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But today was the right day. Guil­l­emots and kit­ti­wa­kes are bree­ding in lar­ge num­bers on the steep cliffs high abo­ve the tun­dra, pro­vi­ding suf­fi­ci­ent fer­ti­li­sa­ti­on to the accor­din­gly rich tun­dra. The­re are even thick lay­ers of peat under a sur­face of mos­ses and lichens in some places. And part of the tun­dra is alre­a­dy snow-free, making the reinde­er hap­py that are gra­zing here in num­bers.

Being able to visit a place like Fug­le­hu­ken is real­ly a pri­vi­le­ge! I am more than hap­py to dedi­ca­te a blog ent­ry to this very enjoya­ble event.

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