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Gallery 4: southeast Svalbard

Arctica II - 04-22 August 2019

The­re was some tal­king about a lack of polar bear sightin­gs, and inde­ed, „only“ one bear in 12 days half-way around Spits­ber­gen is a bit unu­su­al. This was to chan­ge today. After a tun­dra walk and seve­ral thousand kit­ti­wa­kes on Barent­søya, we saw a good num­ber of bears in Free­man­sund.

This con­tin­ued the next day on Edgeøya. Later, we did not see any more polar bears, so we could con­ti­nue with our excur­si­ons on shore fur­ther south on Edgeøya. Gol­den autumn tun­dra and stun­ning sce­n­ery bet­ween Got­ha­vi­ka and Habe­nicht­buk­ta.

On the south side of Edgeøya we ven­tu­red into „unknown“ ter­ri­to­ry, which is always exci­ting. Both the moun­tain hike at Tjuv­fjords­kar­vet and the drift ice in Tjuv­fjord remain unfor­gettable.

Then it was time for the long crossing of Storfjord towards Sør­kapp, the south cape. The wea­ther was almost too good to be true, and a cou­ple of fin wha­les made the time just fly past.

Gal­lery 4: sou­the­ast Sval­bard

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