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Gallery - The far northeast

Being faced with good ice- and weather conditions, we took the opportunity to sail around not just the main island of Spitsbergen, but also Nordaustland, visiting some of Svalbard’s remotest islands. Amongst them Sjuøyane, from where you can almost see the north pole, Storøya, where we spent an unforgettable morning with a good dozen of polar bears and Kvitøya, where we got as close to the Andrée-expedition’s final camp, next to the impressive ice cap, as that polar bear allowed that was walking around not far from it.

The endless ice cliff of southeastern Nordaustland is as impressive as it is long, and the polar desert in its neighbourhood turned out to be a palaeozoic paradise.

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To the gallery:  → to the album page  → The northern west coast  → From the north coast into Hinlopen Strait  → The far northeast  → The southeast  → The southern west coast

last modification: 2016-08-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange