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Gal­le­ry 5: Kongsfjord

Blom­strand­breen is stron­gly crev­as­sed and a wild view, but it does not offer easy access onto the ice. But we found a place whe­re it was actual­ly pos­si­ble to go into the gla­cier for some metres, which is a rare and inte­res­ting expe­ri­ence.

Just as rare and cer­tain­ly more than just a bit inte­res­ting was our sigh­t­ing of a polar bear, that kept us busy for a good part of the after­noon. It spent some time swim­ming across the fjord bet­ween many pie­ces of gla­cier ice, making it a bit dif­fi­cult to see it as we kept a good distance in order not to dis­turb it. We could then see it beau­ti­ful­ly in full sple­ndor as it went out of the water at Ossi­an Sarsfjel­let, clim­bing at ama­zing pace across steep slo­pes see­min­gly without any effort, step­ping over big rocks and small cliffs while making a rein­de­er panic.

And as if this had not yet been enough for a day, we still had time to make a late after­noon lan­ding on one of the small islands in Kongsfjord, enjoy­ing pan­or­amic views of the grand sce­ne­ry around us in the light of yet ano­t­her beau­ti­ful sun­set shi­ning on the mos­ses and lichens to our feet and on moun­tains and gla­ciers in the distance.

Gal­le­ry 5

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

To the Gal­le­ry:  → Isfjord and Kongsfjord  → From Mag­da­le­n­efjord to Mof­fen  → Lief­defjord  → Krossfjord  → Kongsfjord  → Isfjord


By the way:

New book

my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!


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last modification: 2015-12-18 · copyright: Rolf Stange