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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A: Tarantellen mountain

Dag Andersen作, 40.0kmかなた

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

Dag Andersen作, 51.6kmかなた

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

Lenin wathing the city of Pyramiden

C: Welcome to Pyramiden, Svalbard

Dag Andersen作, 51.8kmかなた

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

Dag Andersen作, 53.7kmかなた

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

Tres Amigos

E: Von Post

Dag Andersen作, 80.1kmかなた Von Postbreen er en 15 km lang og 100 km² stor isbre på Sp...

Von Post

F: Ship in the Ice

Martin Hertel作, 82.0kmかなた

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

Ship in the Ice

G: Sunset on board of SS. Noorderlicht

Martin Hertel作, 82.0kmかなた

Sunset on the deck of the sailing ship Noorderlicht.The ship is frozen in the ice of the Temple-fjord...

Sunset on board of SS. Noorderlicht

H: Arctic Fjord

Martin Hertel作, 83.3kmかなた

Arctic Fjord

I: Kapp Schultz

Dag Andersen作, 83.4kmかなた

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

Kapp Schultz

J: Fjordnibba mountain 260m

Dag Andersen作, 85.0kmかなた

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

Fjordnibba mountain 260m



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