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Home* Triplogs with pho­to gal­le­riesArc­tic 2013 → Rev­ne­set, De Geerda­len, Fri­dt­jov­breen, Cole­s­bukt

Revneset, De Geerdalen, Fridtjovbreen, Colesbukt

April 2013

Back to the sur­roun­dings of Lon­gye­ar­by­en: Rev­ne­set, Advent City and De Geerda­len. Fol­lo­wed by a long day trip to Fri­dt­jov­breen and Cole­s­buk­ta.

Rev­ne­set, De Geerda­len (gal­le­ry)

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Rev­ne­set

View from Rev­ne­set on the north side of Advent­fjord over the who­le outer and cen­tral Isfjord on a beau­ti­ful spring evening. 1/2

View from Rev­ne­set on the north side of Advent­fjord over the who­le outer and cen­tral Isfjord on a beau­ti­ful spring evening. 2/2

Advent City

In Advent City, on the north side of Advent­fjord oppo­si­te the air­port, an attempt was made to mine coal in the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry by an Ame­ri­can com­pa­ny. The attempt was not suc­cess­ful, and not much remains to be seen today.

The moun­tain ridge Sar­ko­fa­gen divi­des the val­ley Lon­gye­arda­len south of Lon­gye­ar­by­en in 2 bran­ches, which are fil­led by the gla­ciers Lon­gyear­breen and Lars­breen, respec­tively. From Sar­ko­fa­gen, you have a gre­at pan­ora­ma view over Lon­gye­ar­by­en and its sur­roun­dings. 1/5

The moun­tain ridge Sar­ko­fa­gen divi­des the val­ley Lon­gye­arda­len south of Lon­gye­ar­by­en in 2 bran­ches, which are fil­led by the gla­ciers Lon­gyear­breen and Lars­breen, respec­tively. From Sar­ko­fa­gen, you have a gre­at pan­ora­ma view over Lon­gye­ar­by­en and its sur­roun­dings. 2/5

The moun­tain ridge Sar­ko­fa­gen divi­des the val­ley Lon­gye­arda­len south of Lon­gye­ar­by­en in 2 bran­ches, which are fil­led by the gla­ciers Lon­gyear­breen and Lars­breen, respec­tively. From Sar­ko­fa­gen, you have a gre­at pan­ora­ma view over Lon­gye­ar­by­en and its sur­roun­dings. 3/5

The moun­tain ridge Sar­ko­fa­gen divi­des the val­ley Lon­gye­arda­len south of Lon­gye­ar­by­en in 2 bran­ches, which are fil­led by the gla­ciers Lon­gyear­breen and Lars­breen, respec­tively. From Sar­ko­fa­gen, you have a gre­at pan­ora­ma view over Lon­gye­ar­by­en and its sur­roun­dings. 4/5

The moun­tain ridge Sar­ko­fa­gen divi­des the val­ley Lon­gye­arda­len south of Lon­gye­ar­by­en in 2 bran­ches, which are fil­led by the gla­ciers Lon­gyear­breen and Lars­breen, respec­tively. From Sar­ko­fa­gen, you have a gre­at pan­ora­ma view over Lon­gye­ar­by­en and its sur­roun­dings. 5/5

Tell­breen

Tell­breen (-gla­cier) is one of many gla­ciers bet­ween Advent­da­len and Sas­sen­fjord. As many other gla­ciers, it has gla­cial caves: meltwa­ter chan­nels that fall dry during the win­ter. Some of them are easy to access and offer ama­zing insight into the inte­riour of a gla­cier. Care needs to be taken, howe­ver: the­se caves can obvious­ly be extre­me­ly slip­pe­ry and may sud­den­ly drop down very stee­ply.

Hyperitt­fos­sen

As the name sug­gests, Hyperitt­fos­sen is a water­fall cas­ca­ding down over cliffs of basalt-like rocks. During the win­ter, the water­fall is fro­zen to a column of ice.

Cole­s­da­len

Cole­s­da­len is an important „val­ley cros­sing“ in Nor­dens­kiöld Land: no less than 6 val­leys feed into Cole­s­da­len. It is, for examp­le, a regu­lar part of the over­land rou­te bet­ween Lon­gye­ar­by­en and Bar­ents­burg. In sum­mer, it has one of the gree­n­est and richest vege­ta­ti­on are­as of Spits­ber­gen, with lar­ge tun­dra, wet­land and swamp are­as.

Cole­s­buk­ta

Cole­s­buk­ta was a small Rus­si­an sett­le­ment that was used until 1962 to ship coal that was mined in neigh­bou­ring Grum­ant­by­en. Then, the mine was clo­sed, for geo­lo­gi­cal rea­sons, as they say. A few buil­dings and other remains can still be seen in both sett­le­ments (part­ly pro­tec­ted), the remains pro­vi­de an inte­res­ting area to explo­re and to pho­to­graph. The area may see Rus­si­an mining acti­vi­ties again in the future, but a decisi­on is not expec­ted befo­re 2015.

Sem­mel­da­len

Sem­mel­da­len is one of many ice-free val­leys in cen­tral Nor­dens­kiöld Land. South of it is the huge val­ley Reinda­len and then Van Mijen­fjord.

Tav­leb­reen

View from the pass south of Tav­leb­reen, south of Grøn­da­len (east of Grønfjord): typi­cal sce­ne­ry of Nor­dens­kiöld Land with ice-free val­leys, smal­ler gla­ciers and beau­ti­ful moun­tains.

Fri­dt­jov­breen

Upper Fri­dt­jov­breen, not far from the pass that is lea­ding to Aust­re Grønfjor­dbreen.

The bay Fri­dt­jov­ham­na is usual­ly fro­zen in win­ter. Fri­dt­jov­breen is ter­mi­na­ting here with its impres­si­ve cal­ving cliff. The sur­roun­ding moun­tains are excep­tio­nal­ly beau­ti­ful.

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