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Magdalenefjord: Gravneset, Gullybukta


Mag­da­le­n­efjord – Grav­ne­set, Gul­ly­buk­ta as a vir­tu­al Pan­ora­ma tour

Here a 360° tour of Grav­ne­set, Gul­ly­buk­ta:

Magdalenefjord - Gravneset Gullybukta

Mag­da­le­n­efjord: Grav­ne­set (1)

Grav­ne­set (“gra­ve pen­in­su­la”) is the only rea­son­ab­ly flat area in Mag­da­le­n­efjord, which is famous for its spec­ta­cu­lar sce­ne­ry of poin­ted moun­tains and several gla­ciers. The­re is a nice sand beach at Grav­ne­set in a most­ly well shel­te­red bay, Tri­ni­ty­ham­na. Are­as with mos­ses indi­ca­te the pre­sence of sea­b­irds colo­nies in the vicini­ty. Litt­le auks are bree­ding in lar­ge num­bers on moun­tain slo­pes near­by, fer­ti­li­zing the land.

Mag­da­le­n­efjord: Grav­ne­set (2)

Eng­lish wha­lers knew Tri­ni­ty­ham­na as a rea­son­ab­ly well shel­te­red natu­ral har­bour and estab­lis­hed a wha­ling sta­ti­on on Grav­ne­set. The­re is a lar­ge ceme­ta­ry on a litt­le hill, and some incon­spi­cuous remains of blub­ber ovens. Against usu­al habit in Spits­ber­gen, the his­to­ri­cal sites are fen­ced off and may not be ent­e­red, as tou­rists are com­ing to Grav­ne­set during the sum­mer in lar­ge num­bers with crui­se ships.

Mag­da­le­n­efjord: Gul­ly­buk­ta

The litt­le bay of Gul­ly­buk­ta is in direct vicini­ty of Grav­ne­set. It has a nice gla­cier (Gul­ly­breen) at its head. The shore­li­nes of Gul­ly­buk­ta shores are qui­te rocky and not exact­ly easy to walk, but the impres­si­ve sce­ne­ry is cer­tain­ly worth the effort.


By the way:

New book

my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!


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last modification: 2017-12-23 · copyright: Rolf Stange