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Gallery 1: west coast (1)

From Isfjord to "The Seven Icebergs"

We star­ted direct­ly on the very first day with a rather rare landing on the expo­sed Bohe­man­nes­et and a walk over the flowe­ring tun­dra of Bohem­an­flya to Rijps­burg, whe­re Søren Zacha­ri­as­sen was the first one to start com­mer­cial coal mining in Spits­ber­gen in 1899. The Dutch NeSpi­Co (Neder­land­se Spits­ber­gen Com­pa­gnie fol­lo­wed on the same place some years later. The next day brought a good tun­dra-hike and our first polar bear and wal­rus­ses – not bad for the first full day. Ny-Åle­sund fol­lo­wed and a bird cliff in Kongsfjord.

The trip fur­ther up north along the west coast was a thrill. Usual­ly rough and wild, we enjoy­ed the „Seven Ice­bergs“, as the seven gla­ciers on this coast were known among­st wha­lers in the old days (today the name of this coast is „Dei Sju Isfjel­la“, a trans­la­ti­on of the old name), under a sun­ny, blue sky. Landings on this expo­sed coast­li­ne? Usual­ly not even a thought. Today? Yeah! 🙂

Gal­lery 1: west coast (1): Bohe­man­nes­et, Rijps­burg

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To Gal­lery:  → west coast (1)  → north coast  → Nord­aus­t­land  → Hin­lo­pen Strait  → Storfjord  → west coast (2)



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