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Spitsbergen with SV Antigua, September 12-22, 2017

sailing into the arctic light

If you ask seasoned arctic travellers what keeps them fascinated about the far north, then „light“ is likely to be part of the answer. And if you ask what makes September a good time to travel the arctic, then again, „light“ will be part of the answer. So: light times two! This describes a good part of my hopes for this trip, and I was not disappointed. Nor anyone else, for that sake. We were not lucky with the Aurora this time, but we had a series of mindblowing sunsets. And probably sunrises as well, but they are quite easy to miss …

We followed the west coast to the north, where we spent a couple of days. One day, we had quite a bit of wind on the north coast, and some real sailing! But mainly, we enjoyed the light, beautiful hikes, the light, glaciers, the light (I may have mentioned this before) and even a fire on the beach in beautiful evening … oh … light! Yes!

Click here for the triplog (pdf, German only).

The following pages have photo galleries to illustrate our adventures and impressions:

Photo-Album – Spitsbergen 2017/09/12-22

Click on thumbnail to get the corresponding gallery.


last modification: 2017-10-17 · copyright: Rolf Stange