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Murchi­son­fjord – 15th Sep­tem­ber 2022

The wea­ther stay­ed on our side, so we could make a move far to the east and into Hin­lo­pen Strait, whe­re we spent the day in Murchi­son­fjord. With some good hiking in Kinn­vi­ka and a litt­le pil­grimage on Kros­søya, whe­re one of only two ori­gi­nal Pomor cros­ses is still stan­ding.
 
 

Gal­le­ry – Murchi­son­fjord – 15th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Nor­thwest Spits­ber­gen – 14th Sep­tem­ber 2022

The wind had decre­a­sed last night, so we could make the pas­sa­ge up north to the nor­thwest cor­ner of Spits­ber­gen. And then, the wea­ther show­ed its friend­ly side. A lot of north pole histo­ry in Virgo­ham­na. Wal­ru­ses, wha­ling histo­ry, and gre­at sce­ne­ry on Ams­ter­damøya. A lot of snow.

The migh­ty Fuglefjord roun­ded the day off for us.

Gal­le­ry – Nor­thwest Spits­ber­gen – 14th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Kongsfjord & Krossfjord – 13th Sep­tem­ber 2022

We were qui­te curious what the day would bring – a hea­vy autumn storm that we would have to sit out on board, ancho­red some­whe­re shel­te­red? No, it actual­ly tur­ned out to be beau­ti­ful, with a lovely hike on Blom­strand­hal­vøya, to the old marb­le mine of Ny London/Marble Island.

It was actual­ly still qui­te win­dy in Krossfjord, but in Tinay­re­buk­ta we found not only shel­ter, but also ama­zing sce­ne­ry and fan­tastic evening light.

Kongsfjord & Krossfjord – 13th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Kongsfjord – 12th Sep­tem­ber 2022

With a litt­le autumn storm around the cor­ner, it was good to get into Kongsfjord whe­re we could enjoy a plea­sant morning in Ny-Åle­sund. In the after­noon, we went out on Ger­døya, one of the small islands in Kongsfjord, all of which are litt­le pearls of natu­re (see Jutt­ahol­men, Sig­rid­hol­men and Obser­vasjons­hol­men); initi­al­ly it see­med like ever­ything would soon disap­pe­ar in fog and snow, but it clea­red up again and it got actual­ly very beau­ti­ful.

Gal­le­ry – Kongsfjord – 12th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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For­landsund – 11th Sep­tem­ber 2022

After an evening visit to Borebuk­ta, we said good­bye to Isfjord and to civi­li­sa­ti­on for a while.

In the morning, we reached Prins Karls For­land just in time for some lovely and very atmo­s­phe­ric hikes. The after­noon saw us in Engelskbuk­ta.

The wea­ther is now in autumn mode. Grey rather than gold, and the­re is qui­te a bit of wind in the area.

Gal­le­ry – For­landsund – 11th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Isfjord – 10th Sep­tem­ber 2022

And again we set sail, hea­ding for ano­t­her Spits­ber­gen adven­ture! This time, we are back to good old Anti­gua, star­ting this season’s last trip (for me, not for Anti­gua). 13 days in the arc­tic autumn, when sun­ri­ses and sun­sets start to cast that beau­ti­ful light again over the islands.

Well, on the first evening, what the autumn wea­ther gave us hap­pen­ed to be a very dark and uni­form grey. Which was blown away the next day in Ekmanfjord. Per­fect wea­ther to set some sails! On we went to Dick­son Land, whe­re we found good shel­ter and made a lan­ding at Svens­ke­hu­set. Beau­ti­ful land­s­cape, lush tun­dra, many rein­de­er and the dra­ma­tic sto­ries that are con­nec­ted to Svens­ke­hu­set (about which you can find a who­le page wit­hin this web­site; click here).

Gal­le­ry – Isfjord – 10th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Kongsfjord – Isfjord – 06th-07th Sep­tem­ber 2022

Back in civi­li­sa­ti­on – well, in a wider sen­se. Ny-Åle­sund. Fol­lo­wed by some good hikes on Blom­strand­hal­vøya, with the caves, views and Ny London/Marble Island.

And then, back to Isfjord. Which had very grey wea­ther. We had almost for­got­ten that the wea­ther isn’t always just good up here … so we roun­ded this trip off in Lon­gye­ar­by­en, which was a good thing. It was, by the way, the first time that SV Mean­der went all the way around Spits­ber­gen. Defi­ni­te­ly not the last time!

And it was gre­at! Big thanks to all who have been part of this. First of all to cap­tain Mario and his good crew and ship, the SV Mean­der. I am alrea­dy loo­king for­ward to the next time!

Gal­le­ry – Kongsfjord – Isfjord – 06th-07th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Nor­thwest-Spits­ber­gen – 05th Sep­tem­ber 2022

In Raudfjord, we had good con­di­ti­ons for a lovely moun­tain hike, enjoy­ing sple­ndid views of this grand sce­ne­ry.

In Fuglefjord, we enjoy­ed the land­s­cape that gave Spits­ber­gen its name. Big time.

Gal­le­ry – Nor­thwest-Spits­ber­gen – 05th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Stor­stein­hal­vøya – 04th Sep­tem­ber 2022

We could spend one more morning on Nord­aus­t­land befo­re it was time to say good­bye to this fasci­na­ting island for this time. We made a long hike on Stor­stein­hal­vøya and then it was time to set cour­se to the west.

Gale­ry – Stor­stein­hal­vøya – 04th Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Nord­aus­t­land – 03rd Sep­tem­ber 2022

Nord­aus­t­land is such a fasci­na­ting island. It is always exci­ting to spend time the­re. We explo­red Bra­ge­ne­set, which is now actual­ly an island, in parts a huge morai­ne land­s­cape and with gre­at views of the ice cap Ves­t­fon­na.

Later we saw a fema­le polar bear nur­sing her cub. How often do you get to see that?

On Nord­re Rus­seøya in Murchi­son­fjord, we made a litt­le pil­grimage to one of only two ori­gi­nal Pomor cros­ses that are still stan­ding. And even the sun came out again.

Gal­le­ry – Nord­aus­t­land – 03rd Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Hin­lo­pen Strait – 02nd Sep­tem­ber 2022

The wide polar desert land­s­capes of Nord­aus­t­land invi­ted for a good hike with gre­at views of the ice cap, coas­tal plain and the sea.

Alkef­jel­let ist always a spe­cial expe­ri­ence. Today it was even more so, espe­cial­ly for tho­se who know it during the sum­mer. But the sum­mer is a mat­ter of the past by now, at least the bree­ding sea­son of the Brünich’s guil­lemots. The remai­ning guil­lemots on the cliffs may just have num­be­red up to a dozen or so. But the kit­ti­wa­kes were still the­re in num­bers and gave us the (still true) impres­si­on of a very lively place. And as it has been said so many times: the­se cliffs alo­ne would be a good Zodiac crui­se even without birds. And so it is.

Gal­le­ry – Hin­lo­pen Strait – 02nd Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Brås­vell­breen – 01st Sep­tem­ber 2022

A day at Brås­vell­breen, the sou­thern part of the gre­at ice cap of Aus­t­fon­na on Nord­aus­t­land – yes­ter­day we still thought we wouldn’t be going here, becau­se of the wea­ther. But then a win­dow ope­ned up, and we were more than hap­py to use it.

Brås­vell­breen is an unbe­liev­a­ble place, just other­world­ly.

Gal­le­ry – Brås­vell­breen – 01st Sep­tem­ber 2022

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Sou­the­ast Sval­bard – 31st August 2022

An ama­zing day, and ever­ything worked out as plan­ned, just for a chan­ge! You couldn’t have ima­gi­ned some­thing more beau­ti­ful. The bright autumn colours of the tun­dra in Rosen­berg­da­len. A huge pile of wal­ru­ses at Kapp Lee (Doleritt­ne­set, to be more pre­cise). Water like a mir­ror in Free­man­sund, with count­less rein­de­er on the sur­roun­ding islands. Thousands of kit­ty­wa­kes and a polar fox on Bar­entsøya.

Zeiløya­ne are a land­s­cape expe­ri­ence of their own, in a rather spe­cial way. A few metres wide only, but several kilo­me­tres long.

Gal­le­ry – Sou­the­ast Sval­bard – 31st August 2022

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Edgeøya – 30th August 2022

Things rare­ly go accord­ing to plan A on a wild arc­tic island such as Edgeøya. A lot of hikes tur­ned out to be shor­ter the­re than plan­ned due to the pre­sence of polar bears. Same thing today, near Habe­nicht­buk­ta. Which didn’t mat­ter. Ins­tead of one lon­ger hike, we made two shor­ter ones.

And then one more polar bear, this time one we could actual­ly see well. And then yet ano­t­her hike. In the light of the evening sun.

Gal­le­ry – Edgeøya – 30th August 2022

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Sør­kapp – Isbuk­ta – 29th August 2022

The south cape (Sør­kapp) – well, the­re are tho­se rare, gol­den days, when you can actual­ly do some­thing the­re.

Then the­re are tho­se days when you real­ly don’t want to be in that area at all.

And then the­re are tho­se days in bet­ween. Then you just sail around the south cape and you get from one side to the other without too much delay or other trou­bles. That’s what we got today.

On the east coast, the wea­ther was qui­te grey, but good enough to go for a fine walk in Isbuk­ta, whe­re were also collec­ted several bags of plastic gar­ba­ge on the beaches.

Gal­le­ry – Isbuk­ta – 29th August 2022

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