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Gallery 2: the Northwest

Whalers and polar bears

The day began a bit grey, but inte­res­ting with a men­tal excur­si­on back to the 17th cen­tu­ry when the wha­lers haun­ted Spitsbergen’s fjords. Remains of wha­ling sta­ti­ons and gra­ves in Mag­da­le­n­efjord next to rocks which are liter­al­ly older than the hills.

Later, the first polar bear sightin­gs and more wha­ling remains next to an older trap­pers’ hut in the midd­le of that land­s­cape that gave Spits­ber­gen its name.

The Nor­thwest

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

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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last modification: 2015-10-19 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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