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I got off the airplane at 1AM and there was complete sunlight. The next sunset here is August 23. I fell asleep on the plane and woke up minutes before landing, but I looked out the window and saw pure white. This island is beautiful and I have never seen anything like it. When I got my bags, everyone seemed to be dressed as an eskimo. It …
From Iceland I flew to Oslo and spent the night at the airport hotel. Nothing special, but easy. On Sunday I flew to Longyearbyen which is the main settlement on the Island of Svalbard above the Arctic Circle. It was a beautiful day and at one point the pilot announced that we were passing by Bear Island and that this was one of the very few times …
***For some reason Svalbard isn't on the TravelPod map, but rest assured it's between the northern most point of Norway and the North Pole (which is a mere 600 miles away)*** I checked in at Tromso's airport a good 6 hours before my 11.50pm flight in order to ensure that I got a window seat. The Lonely Planet describes the descent to Longyearbyen, …
... and then all too quickly it began to fade into darkness. The little moon we saw on departure soon became out guiding light as we headed North into deepening blackness.
Cruise came to FL370 and we settled on for the next few hours until we noticed a foreign object parked at Banka (ENNA) in the guise of one Axe "The Fiddler" Turner.
After a little discourse, which is always to to break the monotony, we decided to head ...
... Akademik Sergey Vavilov, 117 meters long, 18 metres wide with a top speed of 14 knots. She was built in 1988 in Rauma, Finland for the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oceanology. She was specifically designed and built to receive long distance submarine acoustics, and is capable of “silent ship” operation to assist acoustic research. However, for us she was home for the next 10 nights!
As we walked up the deck stairs, staff greeted us around every corner ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSpitsbergen Guesthouse Longyearbyen
Not much to do here and out of town, but good staff and had a good time
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