Austfjorden seen from Austfjordneshytta
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Austfjorden seen from Austfjordneshytta

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While flying to our fieldwork area in the highest part of Ny Friesland, we found  that strong winds, mist and clouds made work impossible. We took a quick stop at Austfjordneshytta to decide what to do. Unfortunately there was no improvement and we had to return home. That's the end of my 2011 geology fieldwork at Spitsbergen.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Svalbard

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A: Tarantellen mountain

von Dag Andersen, 40.0 entfernt

Tarantellen is a 1,558 ft / 475 m mountain peak in Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Based on peakery...

Tarantellen mountain

B: Lenin wathing the city of Pyramiden

von Dag Andersen, 51.6 entfernt

Fra wikipedia: Pyramiden (russisk Пирамида) var en sovjetisk, senere russisk, bosetning på Svalbard. ...

Lenin wathing the city of Pyramiden

C: Welcome to Pyramiden, Svalbard

von Dag Andersen, 51.8 entfernt

Pyramiden is a modern ghost town on the Island of Spitzbergen, Svalbard. It was founded by a Swedish ...

Welcome to Pyramiden, Svalbard

D: Tres Amigos

von Dag Andersen, 53.7 entfernt

Photo taken on Billefjorden front icefall on "Nordenskiold glacier".on the other side of the bay lies...

Tres Amigos

E: Von Post

von Dag Andersen, 80.1 entfernt

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Postbreen Von Postbreen er en 15 km lang og 100 km² stor isbre på Sp...

Von Post

F: Schiff im Eis

von Martin Hertel, 82.0 entfernt

In the Templefjord in arctic Svalbard in the winter time the sailing ship SS Noorderlicht is frozen i...

Schiff im Eis

G: Sonnenuntergang an Bord des Segelschiffs Noorderlicht

von Martin Hertel, 82.0 entfernt

Sonnenuntergang an Deck des Segelschiffes Noorderlicht.Das Schiff liegt eingefroren im Eis des Tempel...

Sonnenuntergang an Bord des Segelschiffs Noorderlicht

H: Arctic Fjord

von Martin Hertel, 83.3 entfernt

Arctic Fjord

I: Kapp Schultz

von Dag Andersen, 83.4 entfernt

Fra "Longyearbyen jeger og fiskeforening"SelbuBeliggenhet: Kapp Schoultz , TempelfjordenSoverom med 3...

Kapp Schultz

J: Fjordnibba mountain 260m

von Dag Andersen, 85.0 entfernt

View from the mountain Fjordnibba Tempelfjorden.To the east you can see the glacier Von Post.On the o...

Fjordnibba mountain 260m

Das Panorama wurde in Svalbard aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Svalbard

Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway.

The islands were first utilized as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which they were abandoned. Coal mining started at the beginning of the 20th century, and several permanent communities were established. The Spitsbergen Treaty of 1920 recognizes Norwegian sovereignty, and the 1925 Svalbard Act made Svalbard a full part of the Kingdom of Norway. This act also established Svalbard as a free economic zone and a demilitarized zone. The Norwegian Store Norske and the Russian Arktikugol are the only mining companies remaining on the islands. Research and tourism have become important supplementary industries. Two major research facilities are the University Centre in Svalbard and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. No roads connect the settlements; instead snowmobiles, aircraft and boats serve inter-community transport. Svalbard Airport, Longyear serves as the main gateway to the rest of Europe.

The archipelago features an Arctic climate, although with significantly higher temperatures than other areas at the same latitude. The flora take advantage of the long period of midnight sun to compensate for the polar night. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also features polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, nature. Sixty percent of the archipelago is glacier, and the islands feature many mountains and fjords.

source: wikipedia

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