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Reindalen

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Reinda­len 1

Reinda­len ist Spitsbergen’s lar­gest ice-free val­ley. A lar­ge part of the regio­nal rein­de­er popu­la­ti­on is fee­ding on hund­reds of squa­re kilo­me­tres of tun­dra in just this val­ley.

Reinda­len 2

The dimen­si­ons of the land­s­cape are see­min­gly end­less. The val­ley is a good ten kilo­me­tres wide at its mouth, unin­ter­rup­ted by any land­s­cape details. This makes the land­s­cape appe­ar huge. It takes many hours to get some­whe­re on ski­es, not to men­ti­on a sum­mer hike when end­less wet­lands and the lar­ge river take a lot of time and ener­gy. In the win­ter, it is easier to access and enjoy this vast land­s­cape.

Slak­breen

If you dri­ve with a snow mobi­le from Lon­gye­ar­by­en to Sveagru­va, then you will usual­ly cross Reinda­len and then dri­ve up Slak­breen, pas­sing Andre­as­bu, an emer­gen­cy hut by the mining com­pa­ny Store Nor­ske. I made this pan­ora­ma on a hill of the Slak­breen-morai­ne, on the sou­thern side of Reinda­len. The val­ley Reinda­len is Spitsbergen’s lar­gest ice-free val­ley, with a huge river and wide wet­lands and mar­s­hes in sum­mer.

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last modification: 2017-05-08 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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