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Around Spitsbergen 06-24 August 2023 with SY Arctica II

Part 3: From Storøya around Nordaustland and into Hinlopen Strait

Austfonna, circumnavigating Nordaustland

Cir­cum­na­vi­ga­ting Nord­aus­t­land: melt­wa­ter and ice­berg near Aus­t­fon­na.

We mana­ged two landings on Storøya despi­te of pret­ty poor wea­ther, inclu­ding one at the hut of the 1980 Ymer-expe­di­ti­on (“Sta­ti­on Val­ter”), which now has its own litt­le web­site (click here) thanks to this visit. Good stuff. Not a place you get to too often.

And as we were alre­a­dy as far east as Storøya, we thought we might as well sail around the who­le island of Nord­aus­t­land, a decis­i­on that was also favou­red by the wea­ther. So we spent pret­ty much a who­le day just fol­lo­wing the end­less ice cliff of Aus­t­fon­na, which was quite ama­zing.

And then we still had time for some gre­at stuff in Hin­lo­pen Strait, inclu­ding Von Otterøya and some polar bears on Wahl­ber­gøya 😊

Polar desert, Nordaustland

Polar desert land­scape on Von Otterøya, Hin­lo­pen.

Pho­to gal­lery: From Storøya around Nord­aus­t­land and into Hin­lo­pen Strait

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

To page/photo gal­lery:  → From Isfjord to Dan­s­køya  → Nord­aus­t­land  → From Storøya around Nord­aus­t­land and into Hin­lo­pen Strait  → From the east coast to Lon­gye­ar­by­en



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last modification: 2023-10-12 · copyright: Rolf Stange