Category Expeditions & Adventures

Gnålodden and Burgerbukta

Wednesday August 15th, 2018 Last expedition day. We landed at Gnålodden for a free stroll around the base of the bird cliff. The guides had set up a secure perimeter, so we did not need armed escorts constantly following us…

Pyramiden

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 We visited the now abandoned township of Pyramiden. This was a soviet era mining community with all the trappings. Now it is home to 10 residents who are available to provide tours and run the local…

Longyearbyen

Monday, August 13th, 2018 Up early for morning activities. Caroline went on a fat bike tour around town and along the old road to the airport. The bike guide of course had a riffle, because that is what you do…

Hamiltonbukta and Magdalenefjorden

Sunday, August 12th, 2018 In the morning is went for a zodiac cruise and bird spotting along the coast of Hamilton Bay, Raudfjord. Of course, there was a glacier to check out as well. In the afternoon we headed to…

In Search of Polar Bears

Friday, August 10th, 2018 Overnight the ship headed North with the intent to find Polar Bear in the pack ice. We woke up to find pack ice all around the ship. We spent a very relaxed morning just cruising in…

Mushamna and Monaco Glacier

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 Up early and greeted with low cloud. It actually felt like we were in the high arctic. Stephen went on the long hike while Caroline opted of the short hike. It was. Nice to be walking…

Signehamna and Lilliehöökfjorden

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 Signehamna, Krossfjorden. Up early for an invigorating 3-hour hike across rocky terrain, around various lakes and to the foot of a Karlbyeren Glacier. Just as we landed, we were greeted by an inquisitive Arctic Fox. The…

Alkhornet, Isfjorden

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 Morning spent on deck taking in the views as we cruised into Isfjorden. Fine weather and calm seas. In the afternoon we hiked around Alkhornets which is home to many sea birds. This cliff also signals…

Bjørnøya (Bear Island)

Monday, August 6th, 2018 Located half way between the northern tip of Norway and the southern tip of Svalbard, Bjørnøya is home to thousands and thousands of birds. We spent a pleasant morning zodiac cruising along the southwest coastline doing…