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Gallery 1: Krossfjord and Kongsfjord

North Spitsbergen under sail with SV Antigua, 19-29 september 2019

The first pas­sa­ge gave us won­derful evening light over Isfjord and the first mor­ning some waves, which led to mixed reac­tions from “can I plea­se get a heli­c­op­ter as soon as pos­si­ble” to someone deci­ding to return alre­a­dy in Octo­ber to join the Anti­gua for the crossing to the main­land in order to get some real waves … 🙂 that’s how dif­fer­ent­ly you can look at it, and ever­y­bo­dy is right in his or her way of per­cei­ving things.

Any­way, soon after break­fast we ente­red Kongsfjord/Krossfjord and made our first landing in Sig­ne­ham­na. Later, we went into some other ones of Krossfjord’s various bran­ches, visi­ting a few gla­ciers, loo­king at them from dif­fe­rent pre­spec­ti­ves, from the ship and from land.

The next day was cer­tain­ly among­st the high­lights of the trip (well, which day wasn’t, after all?). The wea­ther was just par­ti­cu­lar­ly beau­tiful! We went across Blom­strand­hal­vøya, “clim­bing” the hig­hest “peaks”, Irgens­fjel­let and Brat­lie­kol­len – stun­ning views! In the after­noon, we went to Sig­rid­hol­men, one of the small, but beau­tiful islands of Lové­nøya­ne, and later, we finis­hed the day in Ny-Åle­sund, Spitsbergen’s nor­t­hern­most sett­le­ment.

Gal­lery 1: Kross­fjord and Kongsfjord

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

To gal­lery:  → Kross­fjord and Kongsfjord  → Nor­thwards, into Wood­fjord  → Back to Isfjord

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