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Daudmannsøyra: Steinpynten

Coastal landscape and trapper hut


Daud­mannsøy­ra is a wide-open coas­tal plain in For­lands­und on the west coast of Spits­ber­gen, north of Isfjord. Seen from the distance, it seems rather unim­po­sing. But a clo­se view reve­als a coas­tal land­scape that is, well, may­be not direct­ly spec­ta­cu­lar – the­re are no cal­ving gla­ciers and towe­ring coas­tal cliffs – but very beau­tiful if you have got an open eye for details and the beau­ty of the tun­dra. The­re are many litt­le bays and bea­ches hid­den behind count­less rocks. Bet­ween the coast and the moun­ta­ins, the­re is a very wide tun­dra plain, with some small hills, lakes and wet­lands. It is an important res­t­ing and bree­ding area for many bird spe­ci­es, inclu­ding geese, ducks and various tun­dra and coas­tal birds.

The hut at Stein­pyn­ten

Not far from Stein­pyn­ten, the­re is the ruin of an old trapper’s hut in a litt­le bay, hid­den behind coas­tal rocks. The hut was built in 1920 by the famous hun­ter Hil­mar Nøis as a secon­da­ry sta­ti­on, sup­ple­men­ting his main hut at Alk­hor­net. (See the Fred­heim page for more infor­ma­ti­on about Hil­mar Nøis).

Gal­lery – Daud­mannsøy­ra, Stein­pyn­ten

Some impres­si­ons from the hut and the land­scape at Stein­pyn­ten.

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



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last modification: 2021-01-03 · copyright: Rolf Stange