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Rabot­breen 1

Rabot­breen is an important step­ping stone to the east coast or to the north. After pas­sing the wide-open Sas­senda­len, the morai­ne of Rabot­breen can be an obsta­cle that may be a chal­len­ge for novice snow mobi­le dri­vers. The exact rou­te is a bit dif­fe­rent from year to year, depen­ding on the snow con­di­ti­ons.

Rabot­breen 2

It is well worth taking a litt­le walk up one of the hig­her morai­ne hills to enjoy the view. The morai­ne its­elf is lar­ge and very impres­si­ve. The tran­si­ti­on from the morai­ne to the actu­al gla­cier (Rabot­breen) is mar­ked by a lar­ge meltwa­ter pond which may have water also in win­ter. Due to this blue water/ice area, the place is inof­fi­cial­ly also refer­red to as „blue eye“.

Rabot­breen 3

Here we are alrea­dy a bit hig­her up on Rabot­breen, at the tran­si­ti­on towards Nord­manns­fon­na. The land­s­cape is get­ting wider and more icy. Small ice crys­tals in the air have crea­ted a halo around the sun.


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: 2017-05-08 · copyright: Rolf Stange