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Northern Spitsbergen

We didn’t want to miss a litt­le gla­cier hike and found the ide­al place in Hin­lo­pen Strait. Pal­an­derd­a­len offe­red the oppor­tu­ni­ty to spend a long day far inland on Nord­aus­t­land, how often do you get to do that? More than 21 kilo­me­t­res from coast to coast, bet­ween the lar­ge ice caps.

We ente­red exci­ting, rare­ly navi­ga­ted waters in Lady Fran­k­lin­sund, a place obvious­ly more fre­quen­ted by wal­rus­ses than peo­p­le. After a visit to an old eng­lish expe­di­ti­on house in Bren­ne­vins­fjord, Hein­rich found an unfor­gettable ancho­ra­ge in a litt­le bay just around the cor­ner from Nord­kapp, more than 1000 kilo­me­t­res north of the place that most would asso­cia­te with Nord­kapp (North Cape). And our initi­al reaso­ning tur­ned out to be just right: we were the­re just in time when natu­re ope­ned the door a litt­le bit, we got our chan­ce for a brief visit to the nor­t­hern­most islands and we used it well.

But even if the­re had not been any­thing else for us during the­se days in the far north: the curious polar bear alo­ne would have been worth the time up the­re.

The far north

Advanced Spitsbergen with Arctica II, 2014: Map 3

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

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