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Home* Tri­plogs with pho­to gal­le­riesArc­tic 2016Spits­ber­gen 2016/09/13-23 → Gal­lery 4: Kross­fjord and Kongsfjord

Gallery 4: Krossfjord and Kongsfjord


The wea­ther in Kross­fjord was quite mixed, ever­y­thing from clear visi­bi­li­ty to drif­ting snow. So views and impres­si­ons had a rather high arc­tic aspect, from the remains of a Ger­man war wea­ther sta­ti­on in Sig­ne­ham­na to an impres­si­ve gla­cier in Tinay­re­buk­ta and the sur­pri­sin­gly num­e­rous reinde­er in this litt­le val­ley, whe­re tou­rists hard­ly ever hap­pen to land.

The next day brought plea­su­res of all arc­tic sorts in Kongsfjord. Impres­si­ons on Blom­strand­hal­vøya were many and varied, from the beau­tiful grow­lers on the beach in the light of the mor­ning sun to the old marb­le mine of Ny Lon­don, views over Kongsfjord and the varied coas­tal sce­n­ery. Then the wind picked up and the gui­des and crew got some stern landing trai­ning in surf con­di­ti­ons – mode­ra­te and easy, good fun for tho­se invol­ved unless you are afraid of wet feet.

Rolf Stange

We spent a good part of the after­noon near the migh­ty Kong­s­ve­gen gla­cier, silen­cing the impres­sed visi­tors with its sheer size and beau­ty. And who would have thought that a small, flat island, home to bree­ding geese and com­mon eider ducks in the sum­mer, would turn out to be one of the high­lights of the trip? (Ans­wer: anyo­ne who has been on such an island befo­re 😉

Gal­lery – Kross­fjord and Kongsfjord

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To Gal­lery:  → to the album  → Spitsbergen’s nor­thwes­tern cor­ner  → Smee­ren­burg­fjord  → From Lief­defjord up to 80 degrees north  → Kross­fjord and Kongsfjord  → Grønfjord


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last modification: 2016-10-12 · copyright: Rolf Stange