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Gallery 3: Hinlopen Strait

04-22 August 2019

Peter mane­ouvred Arc­ti­ca II safe­ly into the lagoon of Cla­ra­vå­gen – an approach and ent­ran­ce that not every skip­per will like, that’s for sure. Here, we made our first con­ta­ct with the polar desert envi­ron­ment of Nord­aus­t­land. A bit fur­ther south, we had a look at the old Swe­dish rese­arch sta­ti­on at Kinn­vi­ka. As we con­ti­nued sou­thwards, we saw the wreck of the fishing ves­sel Nor­th­gui­der sit­ting on the rocks clo­se to Spar­ren­e­set. An eerie view. Several sal­va­ge ves­sels were alrea­dy on the sce­ne.

We had to can­cel our gla­cier walk at Gim­leod­den – clear­ly too much wind. Ins­tead, we got stun­ned by the view of ten thousands of Brunich’s guil­lemots at Alkef­jel­let a few hours later.

The next chan­ce to stretch our legs was on Von Otterøya, and the next day saw us in the drift ice south of Hin­lo­pen Strait. One of the high­lights of this day was clear­ly the sigh­t­ing of a rare Bowhead wha­le!

Gal­le­ry 3: Hin­lo­pen Strait

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