The Quiet Picture

But the rainbow was pretty! 0

Wet feet

There’s a small mountain (Volldalshöjden, or Volldalshøgda) you pass when you drive across the Sweden/Norway border here. Somehow I’ve managed to miss it all these years (it really doesn’t look like much from the...

A cabin with three walls. What you see in the window is not a reflection! 0

Rödfjället

Back to the normal programming, folks! It’s Midsummer’s Eve, a day off, and I spent it in the best possible way – I conquered a new peak! Rödfjället is 1243m and really easy to...

Blue whale 0

Pyramiden

Having gone to bed after midnight (and having had trouble falling asleep), it took me a moment to figure out what’s going on when our guide was outside shouting “A big whale! A big...

Svalbard by night 1

Kongsfjorden

We spent the whole day in Kongsfjorden. Our first landing was also the first proper hike of the trip (if 2 km can be called proper), as we walked up a black-legged kittywake bird cliff....

Dramatic mountains 0

Grey

We did an early landing to check out more ruins related to arctic expeditions in Mosselbukta. This is the place where Nordenskiöld had to spend the winter in 1872–1873. There was very little wind,...

Even though the bear was getting more distant, I kept following it with my camera - and got a jump! I'm thrilled to bits about this! 2

Polar bears!

This is it! We were woken up after 1am, they have spotted a polar bear!! So on with the warm clothes and get the camera, and out on deck to look at that one...