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Local elec­tions: the result

All votes from Monday’s local elec­tions are coun­ted and the result is offi­ci­al. The com­mu­ni­ty coun­cil (Lokals­ty­re), estab­lished in 2002, has 15 seats, and accor­ding to the offi­ci­al result, the par­ty “Venst­re” will have 7 of them. Hence, Venst­re will most likely lead the new Lokals­ty­re and appoint the mayor. Venst­re (“Left”) is a social libe­ral par­ty.

Longyearbyen Lokalstyre, elections 2023

Lon­gye­ar­by­en Lokals­ty­re: the new com­mu­ni­ty coun­cil was elec­ted on Mon­day
– for the first time, under exclu­si­on of non-Nor­we­gi­an locals.

As a result, for the first time in the histo­ry of Lokals­ty­re, the social demo­cra­tic Arbei­der­par­ti (Labour par­ty) will not appoint the mayor any­mo­re. Arbei­der­par­tiet will have 3 seats in the new com­mu­ni­ty coun­cil. The left-social-demo­cra­tic Sosia­lis­tisk Venst­re­par­ti will also have 3 seats, while the con­ser­va­ti­ve Høy­re (“Right”) will have 2.

1420 per­sons were eli­gi­ble to vote, and 808 made of of this right, resul­ting in a voter turn­out of 56.9 %. During the pre­vious elec­tions, the­re were 1823 eli­gi­ble voters, but seve­ral hundred locals with pass­ports other than Nor­we­gi­an have lost their voting rights due to the new regu­la­ti­ons. Some Nor­we­gi­an voters had announ­ced to not vote or to sub­mit inva­lid bal­lot papers, of which the­re were 54.

Citi­zens wit­hout voting rights: press release of the “unwan­ted for­eig­ners”

Zur heu­ti­gen Kom­mu­nal­wahl in Lon­gye­ar­by­en, bei der etwa ein Drit­tel der frü­her Stimm­be­rech­tig­ten ihr Stimm­recht auf­grund der Natio­na­li­tät ver­lo­ren hat, gab die Grup­pe “unwan­ted for­eig­ners” fol­gen­de Pres­se­mel­dung her­aus (deut­sche Über­set­zung vom Inha­ber die­ser Sei­te). Sie bezieht sich auf eine Aus­stel­lung in der unmit­tel­ba­ren Umge­bung des Wahl­lo­kals, bei der die nicht mehr demo­kra­tisch reprä­sen­tier­ten Bür­ge­rin­nen und Bür­ger Lon­gye­ar­by­ens ihren Fuß­ab­druck in der Gesell­schaft sym­bo­lisch sicht­bar machen wol­len.

Today, Lon­gye­ar­by­en votes a new local coun­cil, but about one third of the for­mer voters have lost their voting rights becau­se they are for­eig­ners. The group “unwan­ted for­eig­ners” have issued the fol­lo­wing text as a press release (Eng­lish trans­la­ti­on from Nor­we­gi­an by the owner of this web­site).

Press release: Longyearbyen’s “unwan­ted for­eig­ners”

Local elec­tions in Lon­gye­ar­by­en today – a pain­ful day for non-Nor­we­gi­an citi­zens. They have lost their voting rights.
During ear­lier local elec­tions, non-Nor­we­gi­an citi­zens could vote as soon as they had lived in Lon­gye­ar­by­en for at least three years – just as in main­land Nor­way.

Longyearbyen Lokalstyre, community council elections 2023

Exhi­bi­ti­on of sym­bo­lic foot­prints of citi­zens who lost their voting rights in Lon­gye­ar­by­en.
Pho­to: Chris­tia­ne Hüb­ner. Click here for a high-reso­lu­ti­on ver­si­on of this image.

With the new regu­la­ti­ons, most of them have lost their demo­cra­tic rights.

Today, local elec­tions are being held in Lon­gye­ar­by­en – many locals who have lived in Lon­gye­ar­by­en and con­tri­bu­ted to the com­mu­ni­ty and eco­no­my for years are now excluded. They are repre­sen­ted in silence, as appro­pria­te for tho­se who have lost their voice
Here are some of their foot­prints in the com­mu­ni­ty of Lon­gye­ar­by­en:

Longyearbyen Lokalstyre, community council elections 2023

Sym­bo­lic foot­prints of for­eig­ners who have lost their voting rights Lon­gye­ar­by­en.
Pho­to: Chris­tia­ne Hüb­ner. Click here for a high-reso­lu­ti­on ver­si­on of this image.

  • I have been making your food sin­ce 2017
  • 9 years on the island. Have a Nor­we­gi­an com­pa­ny with 5 employees
  • Local for 15 years – I have voting rights in Trond­heim but no lon­ger here!
  • 19 years on Sval­bards. Will res­cue you from a snow ava­lan­che
  • 21 years in Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Elec­ted mem­ber of the local coun­cil
  • Owner of a com­pa­ny and mem­ber of the gui­de asso­cia­ti­on
  • 3 years in Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Scan­di­na­vi­an citi­zen. :o(
  • 4 years in Lon­gye­ar­by­en – local gui­de
  • Will res­cue you from a crev­as­se
  • Have never befo­re felt that it was „you“ and „us“ befo­re
  • 8 years on the island. Will repair your clo­thes. Own a Nor­we­gi­an com­pa­ny with 3 employees
  • We are Lon­gye­ar­by­en
  • I will make sure that you have a good din­ner after your mara­thon
  • Grew up in Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Have lear­nt Nor­we­gi­an values at school
  • Stood for the elec­tions last time. 16 years Sval­bard. Oslo thinks that I know less about Sval­bards poli­tics than a fresh gra­dua­te of Sval­bard fol­kehøgs­ko­le
  • Sámi, women, for­eig­ners – we have been through all of that. Voting rights for ever­y­bo­dy!
  • 20 years in Lon­gye­ar­by­en – work­ed for UNIS, NP, sci­ence coun­cil
  • 3 years on the island with my fami­ly – working in cus­to­mer ser­vice and vol­un­t­a­ri­ly
  • 20 years on Sval­bard. 20 years in local com­pa­nies. Love Lon­gye­ar­by­en and the peo­p­le who live here. Voting rights for ever­y­bo­dy
  • Grew up in Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Went to Nor­we­gi­an school in Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Speak Nor­we­gi­an well. But not a part of this com­mu­ni­ty
  • 12 years for no say
  • Nor­we­gi­an guy – 9 years in Lon­gye­ar­by­en. No point in voting any­mo­re
  • 7 years on the island. Run a recy­cling work­shop as a vol­un­teer, lead Sval­bard Gui­de Asso­cia­ti­on & work as a gui­de year round. Work­ed for UNIS
  • Vol­un­teer sin­ce 2017. Clea­ned Sval­bard from pla­s­tic, Red Cross, Sval­bard sports club
  • 5,5 years on the island. Con­tri­bu­ted to the local com­mu­ni­ty, now con­side­red wort­hl­ess
  • 12 years on the island – washing your house
  • 7 years on Sval­bard – Sval­bard – gui­de + local busi­ness owner – working with 15 local com­pa­nies + others on main­land. Con­tri­bu­ting direct­ly into the Nor­we­gi­an eco­no­my… but we still don’t real­ly count?
  • 7 years on Sval­bard – gui­de + logi­stics mana­ger Polar X – pre­vious­ly voted! We make the docu­men­ta­ries that influence the world’s view of Sval­bard + our wild­life … but we’re not important enough to influence our local poli­tics
  • Who else is gon­na have the pati­ence to ser­ve Nor­we­gi­ans their drinks…
  • Lon­gye­ar­by­en is my home
  • 10 years on Sval­bard – Only here doing cri­ti­cal work for the sta­te! I have fri­ends who died! for the right to vote. Nor­way is no bet­ter than Rus­sia
  • 8 years on Sval­bard. 2.5 years on main­land. PROUD CANA­DI­AN. Essen­ti­al worker 4 Nor­way. Your ‘demo­cra­cy’ is a joke… our lives are not. Shame on you
  • 29 years on Sval­bard. I felt wel­co­me when I came here then
  • 11 years of sci­ence and tea­ching arc­tic eco­lo­gy
  • Demo­cra­cy is a thing to stand for
  • It meant some­thing to con­tri­bu­te to the reno­va­ti­on of Nor­dens­ki­oldhyt­ta during the pan­de­mic
  • Mine worker
  • Sval­bard: cor­ner­stone of my life in 26 years. And now sud­den­ly second class citi­zen
  • 1 year on the island. UNIS stu­dent and mem­ber of the gui­de asso­cia­ti­on
  • 6 years on the island. Can res­cue you from a snow ava­lan­che
  • It gives me plea­su­re to con­tri­bu­te to the deve­lo­p­ment of Lon­gye­ar­by­en after the coal age
  • 12 years on the island and could vote pre­vious­ly. In 17 years, my son can vote, hop­eful­ly tog­e­ther with me
  • Proud­ness is best in com­mu­ni­ty, not natio­na­li­ty

Chris­tia­ne Hüb­ner and Wolf­gang Hüb­ner-Zach also lost their voting rights and initia­ted the exhi­bi­ti­on. The quo­ta­ti­ons are from locals who are now left wit­hout voting rights.

Local elec­tions in Lon­gye­ar­by­en

Today (Mon­day, 09 Octo­ber) local elec­tions are held in Lon­gye­ar­by­en: for the 8th time sin­ce local demo­cra­cy was estab­lished in Lon­gye­ar­by­en in 2002, eli­gi­ble voters can deci­de on Longyearbyen’s poli­ti­cal deve­lo­p­ment.

Longyearbyen Lokalstyre, local elections 2023

Lon­gye­ar­by­en Lokals­ty­re: local elec­tions are held today, 09 Octo­ber – for the first time exclu­ding for­eign locals.

For a start, the local elec­tions are about local poli­tics as usu­al: traf­fic within and out­side of Lon­gye­ar­by­en, health inclu­ding ani­mal health, the housing mar­ket, port deve­lo­p­ment, eco­no­my, cul­tu­re, school, ener­gy, envi­ron­ment. Such things.

But next to all of that, the elec­tions them­sel­ves have beco­me an issue. As repor­ted pre­vious­ly, Nor­we­gi­an minis­ter of jus­ti­ce Emi­lie Mehl (Sen­ter­par­ti) has by decree dis­pos­s­es­sed for­eig­ners of their acti­ve and pas­si­ve voting rights: locals with non-Nor­we­gi­an pass­ports can only vote or run for office if they have spent at least three years in a com­mu­ni­ty on the Nor­we­gi­an main­land and if they have moved direct­ly from the­re to Lon­gye­ar­by­en. The­re are tho­se who have lived in main­land Nor­way for more than three years and now live in Lon­gye­ar­by­en but who have lost the­re voting rights becau­se they have lived else­whe­re bet­ween main­land Nor­way and Lon­gye­ar­by­en. “Else­whe­re” may even be Ny-Åle­sund, a place whe­re the Nor­we­gi­an flagg is flown with pri­de. The­re is at least one such case.

The new voting sys­tem did come by decree and not by low, which means that it has not been dis­cus­sed by the Nor­we­gi­an par­lia­ment (Stort­ing).

All four par­ties that now con­test in Lon­gye­ar­by­en want this to be dis­cus­sed again on a natio­nal level, and at least two out of the­se four want the decree to be rol­led back. But it is the govern­ment in Oslo who deci­des on this. The fifth local­ly acti­ve par­ty, the Nor­we­gi­an green par­ty (Mil­jø­par­ti de Grøn­ne, MdG) with­drew from the cur­rent elec­tions becau­se they do not have enough con­di­da­tes wit­hout their non-Nor­we­gi­an mem­bers.

Con­cer­ned for­eig­ners have joint forces at least loo­se­ly under the group name “unwan­ted for­eig­ners”, try­ing to get seen and heard on a poli­ti­cal level. The­re are seve­ral hundred of them, some­thing near one third of tho­se who were eli­gi­ble to vote on pre­vious occa­si­ons. Many of them have been living in Lon­gye­ar­by­en for many years, some grew up the­re and some have child­ren who visit kin­der­gar­ten and school the­re now. Pret­ty much all of them feel like second-class citi­zens now.

Cloud­ber­ry found in Coles­da­len

The news sec­tion on this web­site has been a bit negle­c­ted the last cou­ple of months. This is about to chan­ge now, as the tra­vel­ling sea­son is over, during which the­re was a clear focus on the tra­vel blog, for obvious reasons.

Let’s start with a litt­le artic­le about an inte­res­t­ing dis­co­very within bota­ny, which seems harm­less but nevert­hel­ess has a bit of an unp­lea­sant tat­se to it. Cloud­ber­ries were found in Coles­da­len, about 20 km sou­thwest of Lon­gye­ar­by­en – with fruits. The remar­kab­le dis­co­very was made by Stein Tore Peder­sen from Lon­gye­ar­by­en, who was the­re on a pri­va­te tour, as the Nor­we­gi­an Polar Insti­tu­te wro­te.

Colesdalen, Spitsbergen

Coles­da­len. It is safe to assu­me that the­re are cloud­ber­ry plants some­whe­re in this pho­to 🙂.

The fruits of the cloud­ber­ry are rich in vit­ami­nes and well known from main­land Scan­di­na­via, whe­re they are very popu­lar. In Spits­ber­gen, cloud­ber­ries were found for the first time around 1908 by bota­nist Han­na Res­voll-Die­set, but this is now the first time that hard evi­dence for fruits could be secu­red. The­re are sto­ries about ear­lier finds of cloud­ber­ry fruits, but in tho­se cases, the evi­dence was quick­ly eaten by the fin­der. Some­thing that is, by the way, not allo­wed: in Spits­ber­gen, all vege­ta­ti­on is gene­ral­ly pro­tec­ted and no plants or parts of plants may be coll­ec­ted. This includes cloud­ber­ry fruits. Only mush­rooms and sea­weed may be coll­ec­ted.

It is assu­med that this first dis­co­very of cloud­ber­ry fruits is con­nec­ted to the record-warm tem­pe­ra­tures of lar­ge parts of the last sum­mer and thus to cli­ma­te chan­ge, which is fas­ter in lar­ge parts of the polar are­as than else­whe­re in the world.

Dan­s­køya & Ebelt­oft­ham­na – 20 sep­tem­ber 2023

Dan­s­køya offe­red the oppor­tu­ni­ty for a good walk. It was not the lon­gest one in the world, but the deep snow still deman­ded a good bit of ener­gy. Smee­ren­burg­fjord show­ed off with its ama­zing sce­n­ery, and Sep­tem­ber show­ed off with its ama­zing light.

The sai­ling wind that we had been hoping for in the after­noon did not show off. It did not exist at all. So it was motor all the way to Kross­fjord, were we made a litt­le evening visit to the old wea­ther sta­ti­on that was ope­ra­ted from 1912 to 1914.

Pho­to gal­lery – Dan­s­køya & Ebelt­oft­ham­na

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Lief­defjord & Mof­fen

On to the wes­tern north coast it was time to do some miles. A mor­ning in Lief­defjord. Sce­n­ery: gre­at. Wea­ther and light: gre­at. Stun­ning.

Of cour­se we could easi­ly have spent the who­le day the­re, or two or three … but we were deter­mi­ned to have a look at the legen­da­ry island of Mof­fen. Rather, to go ashore the­re, to be more pre­cise. And so we did in the evening. Also here: stun­ning!

Pho­to gal­lery: Lief­defjord & Mof­fen – 19th Sep­tem­ber 2023

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Nord­aus­t­land – Murch­ison­fjord – Snaddvi­ka & Kinn­vi­ka – 18 Sep­tem­ber 2023

A day on the second-lar­gest island of Sval­bard. Win­ter seems to have the place under con­trol, ever­y­thing is cover­ed by snow, lakes and lagoons are fro­zen here in inner Murch­ison­fjord (pho­tos here). Again we were lucky and had the wea­ther on our side, with kind of gol­den, hea­vy ear­ly win­ter light over the land­scape.

Nord­aus­t­land – Murch­ison­fjord – Snaddvi­ka & Kinn­vi­ka

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

In Kinn­vi­ka, we had to let a snow show­er pass through befo­re we went and explo­red the old sta­ti­on and its sur­roun­dings.

Hin­lo­pen Strait – Wahl­ber­gøya – Smit­tøya & Alkef­jel­let – 17 Sep­tem­ber 2023

The polar bear sight­ing yes­ter­day on Wahl­ber­gøya was so good that we had ano­ther look this mor­ning, try­ing to make it even bet­ter. And it work­ed per­fect­ly well, it could not have been bet­ter.

Mean­while, win­ter has arri­ved. Snow is ever­y­whe­re, on the ground and in the air. The­re was actual­ly so much snow in the air that we had to pick a good moment for a walk on Smit­tøya to have the mini­mum visi­bi­li­ty that we real­ly need to be able to see what is going on around us.

Gal­lery – Hin­lo­pen Strait – Wahl­ber­gøya – Smit­tøya & Alkef­jel­let – 17. Sep­tem­ber 2023

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

The­re was not much going on any­mo­re at Alkef­jel­let (more Pho­tos here), at least in terms of Brünich’s guil­l­emots. They have all left. But the rocks are stun­ning also wit­hout the guil­l­emots, and the gulls are still the­re and they put on quite a show for us.

Hin­lo­pen Strait – Von Otterøya & Wahl­ber­gøya – 16 Sep­tem­ber 2023

Von Otterøya is cover­ed with fresh snow all the way down to the shore­li­ne, hence the arc­tic land appears in a total­ly dif­fe­rent light. Dif­fe­rent walks and hikes take us up the hills and along the shore­li­nes. A distant polar bear makes us return a bit ear­lier. No dra­ma whatsoe­ver, but bet­ter safe than sor­ry.

Later, we find ano­ther polar bear wal­king around on Wahl­ber­gøya. A beau­tiful sight­ing 🙂

Gal­lery – Hin­lo­pen Strait: Von Otterøya & Wahl­ber­gøya – 16 Sep­tem­ber 2023

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Kie­per­tøya & Brås­vell­breen – 15 Sep­tem­ber 2023

It was quite late last night when we rea­ched Kie­per­tøya and drop­ped the anchor the­re. And belie­ve it or not, but the­re was no fog, no polar bear. Not­hing that could keep us from going ashore and having a good look around on the island. And the­re is so much of inte­rest. And a bunch of bags pla­s­tic less on the beach now. And a sad sto­ry. More about that on the Kie­per­tøya pano page.

Later we sai­led (lite­ral­ly, at least to begin with) to Brås­vell­breen. More than 8000 squa­re kilo­me­t­res of ice ter­mi­na­ting in a see­mingly end­less cal­ving front.

Gal­lery – Kie­per­tøya & Brås­vell­breen – 15 Sep­tem­ber 2023

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Storfjord – Negri­b­reen & Straums­land – 14 Sep­tem­ber 2023

Negri­b­reen is among­st the lar­gest gla­ciers of the main island of Spits­ber­gen. Ear­lier I would have said the lar­gest gla­cier of the main island, but I am not so sure any­mo­re.

End­less amounts of ice in all shapes and colours, some ice­bergs with other­world­ly beau­tiful blue colours. A gla­cier front kilo­me­t­res long. A mons­trous cal­ving … extre­me­ly impres­si­ve, extre­me­ly beau­tiful.

The chan­ges that are appa­rent here are less beau­tiful. The eas­tern part, which used to be a stun­ning and very much ali­ve gla­cier front just a cou­ple of years ago, has part­ly dis­ap­peared, and the part that is still the­re is now redu­ced to a huge tabu­lar pie­ce of ice that is dead now, wit­hout a con­nec­tion to the acti­ve part of the gla­cier. It will just dis­ap­pear within a few years. In other words, the eas­tern part of Negri­b­reen has seen an almost com­ple­te col­lap­se, and the once so huge gla­cier is, well, still huge, but in com­pa­ri­son to its past, a mere shadow of its pre­vious size.

Gal­lery – Storfjord: Negri­b­reen & Straums­land – 14 Sep­tem­ber 2023

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Later, we went to Heley­sund and Straums­land. A beau­tiful part of Spits­ber­gen, with tun­dra, lakes, wet­lands, basalt land­scapes, Spits­ber­gen reinde­er, arc­tic foxes and beau­tiful views of Heley­sund, Küken­thaløya and Barent­søya.

Storfjord – Ham­berg­breen & Bol­tod­den – 13 Sep­tem­ber 2023

After a very rela­xed roun­ding of the south cape we went to one of the places whe­re the con­se­quen­ces of cli­ma­te chan­ge are most dra­ma­tic: Ham­berg­buk­ta with the gla­cier Ham­berg­breen. Situa­ted on Spitsbergen’s east coast oppo­si­te Horn­sund, it is now just a few kilo­me­t­res of gla­cier ice left bet­ween the­se two fjords. It won’t take fore­ver until the­re is a chan­nel bet­ween them, tur­ning Sør­kapp Land into a huge Sør­kapp island.

But it will still take some time. Curr­ent­ly, Ham­berg­breen is still a huge and very impres­si­ve gla­cier.

Gal­lery – Storfjord – Ham­berg­breen & Bol­tod­den – 13 Sep­tem­ber 2023

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Later we mana­ged a landing at Bol­tod­den, with the famous dino­saur foot­prints. An ama­zing place. It is always gre­at when a landing the­re is pos­si­ble.

Dunøya­ne & Horn­sund – 12 Sep­tem­ber 2013

We have got time, we have got wea­ther of all sorts, so we’ll attempt a cir­cum­na­vi­ga­ti­on of Spits­ber­gen – it is quite some years ago that we did that the last time in Sep­tem­ber. So let’s go for it. The first long leg of our cir­cum­na­vi­ga­ti­on took us during the night far down south. During the mor­ning we rea­ched Dunøya­ne and had sui­ta­ble con­di­ti­ons for a landing, so of cour­se we went for it. Later we went into Horn­sund, all the way into Sama­rin­vå­gen, whe­re we had a fabu­lous pan­ora­ma from a litt­le hill.

Gal­lery – Dunøya­ne & Horn­sund – 12 Sep­tem­ber 2013

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With Anti­gua into the arc­tic Sep­tem­ber: the start in Isfjord

Once again we sail out into the arc­tic autumn, “Spits­ber­gen under sail” 2023 with good old Anti­gua. It was a beau­tiful start, sai­ling sil­ent­ly across Isfjord.

The anchor fell at Kapp Wijk, whe­re we also spent the first mor­ning. Beau­tiful Sep­tem­ber light, beau­tiful sce­n­ery, colourful tun­dra, fri­end­ly reinde­er, and as we just wan­ted to return to the ship, a lar­ge pod of Belugas swam along the shore right next to us! It must have been at least 70-80, pos­si­bly more. Unfor­gettable.

In the after­noon, we made a visit to the gre­at gla­cier Sveab­reen. A gre­at first day!

Gal­lery – Isfjord: Kapp Wijk & Sveab­reen

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For­lands­und & Isfjord

The sum­mer is pret­ty much over, and the tran­si­ti­on peri­od, the equi­va­lent of the autumn of lower lati­tu­des, can be beau­tiful – but it can also be grey and wet. Some­ti­mes ever­y­thing at the same time, grey, wet – and beau­tiful. But it can be hard for tho­se who love to get out and do some­thing exci­ting out the­re in natu­re. For this day, we had to be con­tent with a litt­le walk in Ny-Åle­sund and a late after­noon beach walk at Poo­le­pyn­ten on Prins Karls For­land. Well, we were ashore two times, the­re is litt­le to com­plaint about! And it doesn’t make any­thing bet­ter any­way. It does not make sen­se to argue with natu­re. We rather lis­ten to what she tells us and go along with it.

And on our final full day we got a beau­tiful day in Isfjord. Even some sun­ny views on the beau­tiful gla­ciers and moun­ta­ins in Trygg­ham­na and at Bore­breen. A gre­at good­bye for this time – time was fly­ing again, and this trip, ful­ly packed with beau­ty and good expe­ri­en­ces and impres­si­ons, is sud­den­ly over. What a trip! A big thanks to skip­per and ship owner Mario and his good crew. Mean­der was a beau­tiful, good, safe home for us (“the ship didn’t sink”, as someone put it so nice­ly during the warm words of the last evening 😄 true inde­ed). Big thanks to all who were on board and con­tri­bu­ted to the good expe­ri­ence!

Pho­to gal­lery – For­lands­und & Isfjord

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