Svalbard 2016

Two weeks in the arctic

Flight to SvalbardMidnight sunTrollsteinenAdventdalenColesbuktaBurmaveienRescue drillBoat journey to PyramidenPyramidenWorker’s accommodationSwimming poolLibraryThe cinemaArctic monsterMusic roomView from the libraryThe gymKitchensNordenskiöldbreenMine entranceNordenskiöldfjelletDescent from NordenskiöldfjelletPlatåfjelletView over LongyearbyenWhiteout on Foxfonna


Flight to Svalbard

Wednesday, July 6th 2016


This trip was a long awaited dream. I'd wanted to visit Svalbard for years, but I'd been living in the wrong hemisphere for quite a while, and when I was last living in Europe I'd never found flights for anything less than an obscene price. But when I got back from Indonesia and was thinking about where to go next, I checked prices on the world's northernmost scheduled route, and found that it was doable.

So I flew from sunny London to sunny Oslo, and had a quick wander into town there as I had a few hours before the next flight. It was sunny when I arrived, at least, but as I passed the parliament building it suddenly began to rain torrentially. This, I thought, was probably good preparation for two weeks in the arctic.

I headed back to the airport, briefly worried I'd caught an express train to Trondheim by mistake. Luckily I hadn't and I got the flight to Longyearbyen.

Midnight sun→

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