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Around Spitsbergen on board SY Arctica II, 04-22 August, 2014

»Advanced Spitsbergen«

We spent 18 days sailing around Spitsbergen with Arctica II with 12 people on board, including skipper/owner Heinrich Eggenfellner from Longyearbyen, Rolf Stange and 10 guests, all German speaking (same for future editions of this trip). As the title “advanced Spitsbergen” indicates, we put our focus on less well known, more excotic places and longer hikes, ignoring, to some degree, well-known sites which are almost a must-see on most trips, such as Kongsfjord/Ny Ålesund, Liefdefjord, Hornsund (we made a very brief visit there only) … just a few examples. This gave us enough time to visit places like Ryke Yseøyane, Lady Franklinsund, Brennevinsfjord and others, which are by far more “exotic”. And we did a number of really good hikes, taking off where we mostly have to stop with, say, the “long hike group” on other ships.

“Advanced Spitsbergen” was accordingly an intense and demanding trip for all involved, but it gave us all an incredible experience. Expectedly, Arctica II turned out to be the ideal boat for this. Even without cook and service team, our life on board was certainly not bad at all. And there is a not so little difference in hiking before dinnertime or having dinner after the hike. Finding out along the way how much time it actually takes gives much more space to explore and to get lost (mentally!) in the landscape. The hike went until late night? No problem, just have some food at midnight. Breakfast can also be half an hour later. This requires a good bit of flexibility, which we had and we will have it again in 2015.

Have a look at the photo galleries linked up below for some impressions. Click here for the triplog (pdf, 12.9 MB, German).

Photoalbum

Click on thumbnail to get the corresponding gallery.

Group photos

Around Spitsbergen on board SY Arctica II, 04-22 August, 2014 - Group photo 1

Group photo 1 (Download the large version)

Around Spitsbergen on board SY Arctica II, 04-22 August, 2014 - Group photo 2

Group photo 2 (Download the large version)

Videos

Around Spitsbergen on board SY Arctica II, 04th – 22nd August, 2014 1/2

Around Spitsbergen on board SY Arctica II, 04th – 22nd August, 2014 2/2

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