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Sorgfjord: Magdalenafjellet

Mountain hike on Spitsbergen's north coast

Sorgfjord map

Mag­da­len­af­jel­let is loca­ted on the west side of Sorg­fjord.

Sorg­fjord is a beau­tiful area for hiking. The nor­t­hern part of Mag­da­len­af­jel­let can be rea­ched rela­tively easi­ly with a bit of stami­na and sure­foo­ted­ness.

It is a walk of seve­ral kilo­me­t­res across the coas­tal plain, cover­ed with old rai­sed bea­ches. This area can be quite wet, espe­ci­al­ly in the ear­ly sum­mer. Then, you pass this litt­le incis­ed river val­ley. A love­ly place to have an exten­ded rest 🙂

Get­ting to a place that pro­vi­des views like this is not for ever­y­bo­dy, but ener­ge­tic hikers will cer­tain­ly not expe­ri­ence this as tech­ni­cal­ly dif­fi­cult. This is the nor­t­hern part of the moun­tain Mag­da­len­af­jel­let, which stret­ches for seve­ral kilo­me­t­res in a north-south direc­tion. Other parts are also acces­si­ble, but they are more dif­fi­cult. The stee­per slo­pes are gene­ral­ly cover­ed with loo­se rocks deri­ved from frost-shat­ter and they are quite chal­len­ging. The Arc­tic is pathl­ess ter­rain. But the view is worth all the effort! Of cour­se, you need the wea­ther on your side …

Three varia­ti­ons of the view over Sorg­fjord as seen from the nor­t­hern part of Mag­da­len­af­jel­let.

Pho­to gal­lery – Sorg­fjord: Mag­da­len­af­jel­let

Pho­tos from visits from 2010 to 2023.

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.



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last modification: 2023-10-15 · copyright: Rolf Stange