Voyage 7919

Longyearbyen to Tromsø

 

 

Day 1 - July 24, 2009 - Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norwegian Arctic

With a glass of bubbly, most were out on deck for our sail away from port...


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Day 2 - July 25, 2009 - Burgerbukta, Hornsund

We had a great Zodiac cruise, with beautiful huge blue icebergs in one corner, a curious young Ringed Seal coming within a couple of metres...


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Day 3 - July 26, 2009 - Svalbard, Norway

As we cruised along Bellsund fjord towards our intended destination, Chris Srigley (General Naturalist) spotted a Polar Bear...


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Day 4 - July 27, 2009 - Bamsebu, Van Kaujlenfjord, Svalbard

A beautiful and easy walk over the tundra gives us a first impression of plant life in this archipelago...


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Day 5 - July 28, 2009 - Fuglesangen, Svalbard, Norway

We arrived at a lookout point where beautiful views of the fjord, lakes and mountains were had...


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Day 6 - July 29, 2009 - Liefdefjord

A life long dream of seeing the Polar Bear in the wild in full view without binoculars had been fulfilled....


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Day 7 - July 30, 2009 - Hinlopen Strait, Svalbard

It was truly amazing – every ledge, nook and cranny was occupied by bird....


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Day 8 - July 31, 2009 - Hilopenstrait

This was really a chance just to get out into the thick of it and simply take in the beauty that the Arctic has to offer....


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Day 9 - August 1, 2009 - Diskobukta, Edgeoya Island, Svalbard, Norwegian Arctic

Diskobukta is a spectacular spot. The shale layered penne plain has been eroded by water to create a 100m deep chasm like gorge that is a favorite nesting place for Kittiwake gulls....


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Day 10 - August 2, 2009 - Bear Island

On the Prince Albert II where we don’t let a bit of sea fog spoil our day....


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Day 11 - August 2, 2009 - Storstappen, Hornvika, Skarsvag

Several hundred thousand Puffins breed on Storstappen Island and it was good to get some great looks at these birds


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Day 12 - August 4, 2009 - Tromso, Norway

Leaving behind us the Mageroy Islands with the stunning scenery of Storstappen and Northkapp


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