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Villa Oxford, Reinsdyrflya


Vil­la Oxford is a litt­le trapper’s hut in Wors­ley­ham­na in Lief­defjord, on the south side of Reins­dyr­flya. The land­scape near the hut is a very wide-open flat plain (“flya”), with lar­ge erra­tic bould­ers every here and the­re. The rocks have a beau­tiful red­dish colour, deri­ved from hema­ti­te (an iron oxi­de) which is part of the Devo­ni­an Old Red Sand­stone.

Vil­la Oxford

Vil­la Oxford is a simp­le secon­da­ry hut on Reins­dyr­flya, built in 1924 by Hil­mar Nøis (see the Fred­heim page for more infor­ma­ti­on about this famous hun­ter) For buil­ding mate­ri­al, Nøis used tim­ber of lar­ge boxes that were used to trans­port a sea­pla­ne to Spits­ber­gen by the Eng­lish expe­di­ti­on from Oxford led by Geor­ge Bin­ney in 1924. This was in the very ear­ly days of avia­ti­on in the Arc­tic. The Avro-Lynx-sea­pla­ne was used for recon­nais­sance and are­ri­al pho­to­gra­phy for map­ping.

Gal­lery – Vil­la Oxford / Reins­dyr­flya

Some impres­si­ons from Vil­la Oxford and the land­scape of Reins­dyr­flya.

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



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