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Author Archives: Kristina Hochauf

Guide breaks leg on Sarkofagen

Not just in winter the glaciers and mountains surrounding Longyearbyen (some known for their crevasses) pose danger. Also in summer it is very important to pay close attention; for example, to the partly steep and rocky subsurface tunneled by melt … Continue reading

Again explosives have been found

As last year explosives of he Word War II have been found arround Longyearbyen this time on the mountain Platåberget. Due to the finding traffic in the area is banned. The grenade could been deactivated. Platåfjellet Source: Sysselmann

Reindeer population reached highest level

The number of reindeers in Adventdalen reached the highest level this year since the survey began in 1979. Reseachers of the Norwegian Polar Institute counted about 1200 animals including 300 calves. Thereby the number of reindeers increased about 250 exemplars … Continue reading

Explosives have been found

North of Longyearbyen between Adventtoppen and Hiorthfjellet a guided group found explosives presumably of the World War II. For a long time the explosives had been covered with snow and stones. Now traffic prohibition is introduced on the mountain ridge … Continue reading

Happy ending of a dramatic dogsledding expedition

Two german tourists, one guide and 18 sled dogs left Ymerbukta (Ymerbay) for an five-day dogsledding expedition on the north side of Isfjorden. Initially the weather was nice but it changed the day after and got worse. Finally the whiteout … Continue reading

Ice in Tempelfjord too thin for Noorderlicht at usual position

As last year, the ice in Tempelfjord (the innermost branch of Isfjord) is currently not strong enough for the two-masted schooner Noorderlicht to anchor and freeze fast for winter excursions from Longyearben. The ship moved deeper into Tempeljord and is … Continue reading

Queen Sonja of Norway in Longyearbyen

Queen Sonja of Norway opened the world northernmost jazz festival “Polarjazz” and the exhibition “Tre reiser – tre landskap” (Three journeys – three landscapes) at Svalbard gallery. Queen Sonja presented also her own pictures (photographs) from a visit to Spitsbergen … Continue reading

Sailingboat cruising the north coast of Spitsbergen was lost

Last week a small sailingboat cruising the north coast of Spitsbergen sank after it got into shallow water. The two 70 year old english sailers could be rescued by helicopter after they had spent two hours in their rubber life … Continue reading

Accident in front oft Esmarkbreen

On thirsday the 21th of august one person was killed in front of Esmarkbree (Esmark Glacier) during a Zodiac cruise. A piece of ice broke down from the nearly 25 m high egde oft the glacial front. The exact circumstances … Continue reading

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