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South-Spitsbergen 19-26 October 2008

On board S/V Noorderlicht

This voyage was something special: I am not aware of any previous cruise on a sailing ship (or any other type of vessel) in these waters in late October – the beginning of the polar night: since 25 October, the sun does not come above the horizon anymore in Isfjord. Additionally, we were very likely the very last visitors to the old trapper hut in Midterhukhamna and the remains of the whaling station at Lægerneset in Recherchefjord. These are amongst those historical sites that are supposed to be closed to the public from 2009 on.

Triplog South-Spitsbergen 2008/10/19-26 as pdf-file, size ca. 4,1 MB. Text, photos, layout, map: Rolf Stange. Copyright.

noorderlicht spitsbergen (gallery)

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

Group photo

Group photo Recherchebreen

Group photo Recherchebreen (Download large image file)

Norwegian ice chart - 17 October 2008 (© Norwegian Meteorological Institute)

Norwegian ice chart – 17 October 2008 (© Norwegian Meteorological Institute)

Sunrise and sunset times:

DatePositionLatitudeLongitudeSunrise
(UTM-1 =
local time)
Sunset
(UTM-1 =
local time)
Sunlight hours
10/19Longyearbyen78°14'15°37'09.53
15.325.39
10/20Ymerbukta78°16'13°57'10.1015.275.17
10/21Midterhukhamna77°38'14°46'10.0315.275.27
10/22Recherchefjord77°30'14°34'10.1115.215.10
10/23Fridtjovhamna77°45'14°36'10.27
15.044.37
10/24Barentsburg78°03'12°50'10.4214.524.10
10/25Borebukta78°21'14°21'-/--/-0
10/26Longyearbyen78°14'15°37'-/--/-0

Map

Map Spitsbergen with Noorderlicht

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