Svalbard August 7 - 23 2014

The main tour was a 10 day boat trip around Svalbard with the small ship MV Quest, arranged by PolarQuest. This was a fantastic tour with a lot of wildlife and a lot of nice landscapes in good light. Svalbard has really a fascinating landscape with mountains, glaciers and fjords.

The ship took 50 passengers, and we were using 5 Zodiacs (rubber boats) for excursions to land or cruising around in the ice in front of the glaciers or looking at polar bears.

Before the boat trip we spent 6 days on our own in Longyearbyen with surroundings, with excursions to the mountain of Sarkofagen, visiting the Russian coal town Pyramiden and a kayak trip across Adventfjorden. We also made smaller trips on bicycle or by foot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some adjustments to be done in pictures and text (2014-10-08).

Longyearbyen and surroundings:

  • Longyearbyen with surrounds, including geoacaching
  • Mountain of Sarkofagen
  • Kayak trip across Adventfjorden to Hjorthamn
  • Boat trip to Pyramiden

 

10 day boat trip around Svalbard::

  • Prins Karl Forland (Poolepynten and Fuglehuken)
  • Ny Ålesund
  • Dansköya (Danish Island) with Andrée monument
  • Amsterdam Island and Smeerenburg
  • North of Svalbard (Lågöya)
  • Hinlopen strait
  • Alkefjellet
  • Bråsvellbreen
  • Edgeöya
  • Isbukta
  • Hornsund
  • Barentsburg
  • Alkepynten

 

Photos, and a short description of each part of the  trip, will be found when clicking on the links at the headers, or on the photos. If you don't want automatic slide show when you hit the arrow button, you can stop the slide show, click on the photo and then do manual advance using the keyboard arrows.


Longyearbyen and surroundings


Cruise around Svalbard

some film sequences below


Polar bear film
 

 

 

 

     
 
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