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Home* Tri­plogs with pho­to gal­le­riesArc­tic 2014Arc­ti­ca II 2014/08/04-22 → Gal­lery: Sou­thwes­tern Spits­ber­gen

Southwestern Spitsbergen

The idea of going south first was to give the ice in the far north some more time to loo­se up a litt­le bit. The first evening, just meant to get us a few miles away from Lon­gye­ar­by­en, was alre­a­dy so nice that some of us took the first litt­le walk under the mid­night sun sen­su stric­tu. In Bell­sund, some very small islands and a good hike through hid­den inland val­leys from Van Mijenfjord to Van Keu­len­fjord gave us some unfor­gettable memo­ries.

In the 1930s, Wan­ny Wold­stad had her litt­le arc­tic para­di­se in Hyt­te­vi­ka, north of Hor­sund. Horn­sund its­elf wasn’t so fri­end­ly that day, so it was an easy decis­i­on to turn out again. Unfor­gettable how Hein­rich navi­ga­ted Arc­ti­ca II through Mesund at the south cape. Not for big­ger ships!

The sou­thern west coast.

Spitzbergen für Fortgeschrittene mit der Arctica II, 2014: Karte 1

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

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last modification: 2014-08-28 · copyright: Rolf Stange