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Prins Karls For­land: Poole­pyn­ten

Poole­pyn­ten ist a wide, flat pen­in­su­la on the eas­tern (inn­der) side of Prins Karls For­land, the long, nar­row island off Spitsbergen’s west coast. Poole­pyn­ten is the most fre­quent­ly visi­ted sites on Prins Karls For­land. One rea­son is that lan­dings are most­ly easy on eit­her the north or the south side, depen­ding on wind and wea­ther. The main attrac­tion is, howe­ver, the well-known wal­rus colo­ny. The­re is usual­ly a num­ber of wal­rus hau­led out on the point. The num­ber can vary bet­ween 0 and several dozen. Wal­rus come and go to the water indi­vi­du­al­ly, and con­si­de­ring the regu­lar visits by tou­rists, dis­tur­ban­ce can not be exclu­ded alt­hough the ani­mals do usual­ly not react if you move care­ful­ly and keep your mini­mum distance of 30 metres.

Regar­ding sce­ne­ry, Poole­pyn­ten has huge beaches with lar­ge amounts of drift­wood and the inland a lar­ge wet­land are­as with pools and lagoons. In clear wea­ther you have got fine views of the who­le For­landsund area with both Prins Karls For­land and the west coast of the main island Spits­ber­gen.

The hut belongs to the Sys­sel­man­nen, it does not have any his­to­ri­cal signi­fi­can­ce. The small tri­an­gu­lar buil­ding clo­se to it was a boat sto­rage.


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: 2019-03-26 · copyright: Rolf Stange