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With SV Antigua to north Spitsbergen and to the ice edge, 31 May - 08 June 2024

Part 3: from Krossfjord to Longyearbyen

Lilliehöökbreen, Krossfjord

Lil­lie­höök­breen in Kross­fjord

We woke up near the migh­ty gla­cier Lil­lie­höök­breen in Kross­fjord. For tho­se who have seen it over seve­ral years, the ice loss due to cli­ma­te chan­ge is striking, but the sce­n­ery is nevert­hel­ess an unfor­gettable view, with mir­ror images on the water.

After a litt­le visit to some bree­ding sea­birds, we went to Ny-Åle­sund in Kongsfjord, whe­re we enjoy­ed both the evening in the har­bour and the next mor­ning explo­ring the place.

And then we still had wal­ru­ses on the wish­list …

Walruses, Forlandsund

Wal­ru­ses in For­lands­und.

Final­ly, we enjoy­ed some hikes in the tun­dra in Eidem­buk­ta – a strong, but love­ly scenic con­trast to the pre­vious days fur­ther north.


Tun­dra, morai­nes and lagoons in Eidem­buk­ta.

An after­noon in Ymer­buk­ta fol­lo­wed by a clo­se pas­sa­ge of Gru­mant­by­en roun­ded the trip off befo­re we came back to Lon­gye­ar­by­en.

Pho­to gal­lery – Spits­ber­gen with SV Anti­gua, part 3: from Kross­fjord to Lon­gye­ar­by­en

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

To page/photo gal­lery:  → Spits­ber­gen (1): from Lon­gye­ar­by­en to the ice edge  → Spits­ber­gen (2): nor­thwest Spits­ber­gen  → Spits­ber­gen (3): from Kross­fjord to Lon­gye­ar­by­en



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