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Gallery 1: Kongsfjord

A science village, a bird cliff and a blue whale

The first day out in Spitsbergen’s nature. Ny Ålesund provides an easy transition from civilisation to the arctic wilderness. Geese and foxes are roaming through the village between scientists and tourists. Roald Amundsen started his successful North Pole flight here in 1928.

The first deep dive in real arctic wilderness was to come in the afternoon with a visit to a bird cliff deep in the fjord. The Blue whale was the icing on the cake of this first day.

Kongsfjord

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To Gallery:  → Kongsfjord  → The Northwest  → Woodfjord  → Hinlopen Strait  → Wide-open tundra in Sorgfjord  → The west coast  → The west coast, continued further south  → Hornsund  → Bellsund and Isfjord

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