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Nor­dens­ki­öld­fjel­let 1

A tour up to the top of Nor­dens­ki­öld­fjel­let, the hig­hest moun­tain near Lon­gye­ar­by­en with an alti­tu­de of 1051 met­res. In win­ter, it is a nice day trip with cross coun­try skis. Some locals take the trip, which is part­ly quite steep, with snow mobi­les, some­thing that is not immense­ly popu­lar with tho­se who are out on a quiet trip.

The reward for the long ascent comes in shape of a gre­at view over lar­ge parts of Nor­dens­ki­öld Land and Isfjord.

Nor­dens­ki­öld­fjel­let 2

A group of Swe­dish sci­en­tists win­tered on Nor­dens­ki­öld­fjel­let during the Inter­na­tio­nal Polar Year of 1932-33. This was the hig­hest win­tering on Spits­ber­gen ever and com­bi­ned with an immense logi­sti­cal effort. All the equip­ment inclu­ding buil­ding mate­ri­als for the hut and all sup­pli­es had to be car­ri­ed up the moun­tain, which was main­ly done by dog sledge.

The hut is now used by the Red Cross Lon­gye­ar­by­en. In win­ter, it is com­ple­te­ly cover­ed by snow.



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last modification: 2017-12-20 · copyright: Rolf Stange