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Gallery 2: Northwards, into Woodfjord

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

Initi­al­ly the idea was just to break the long pas­sa­ge to the north coast up with just one short lan­ding, some­whe­re, but then … it tur­ned out to be two lan­dings, not the lon­gest ones ever, but gre­at ones. Polar histo­ry in Virgo­ham­na, har­bour seals and a lovely group of wal­ru­ses in Smee­ren­burg, gre­at wea­ther, gre­at light … yes, good stuff.

We ent­e­red Woodfjord a cou­p­le of hours later. Mus­ham­na held a sur­pri­se for us – the lagoon was alrea­dy fro­zen solid, so we pre­fer­red to drop the anchor on the out­side, as we wan­ted to spend just a night and not the who­le win­ter the­re. Of cour­se we went out next morning and explo­red the win­ter land­s­cape. Then we con­ti­nued with an excur­si­on into Bockfjord. Next day, the sce­nic high­light in Lief­defjord was obvious­ly the migh­ty Mona­co­breen, which is cur­r­ent­ly very acti­ve, and the hard­ly less impres­si­ve Seli­ger­breen. On Andøya­ne, we said good­bye to Lief­defjord – we saw a polar bear in the distance, a short sigh­t­ing, and then we con­ti­nued north- and west­wards.

Gal­le­ry 2: Nor­thwards, into Woodfjord

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

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