Northern light over Longyearbyen and the Titan crane on Hotellneset. The crane was built in 1953 and was taken out of duty in 1979. It served the coal harbour.
Ropeways from three different mines were gathered in Taubenesentralen (the ropeway center). From here the coal was passed on via another ropeway to the coal harbour on Hotellneset where it was stored until shipping season started. The central was finished in 1957 and in 1987 trucks took over the transport.
See more photos of Taubanesentralen here.
Late in October the daylight disappear from the archipelago. The sun is below the horizon all day – and we enter the twilight and polar night period. The blue light at midday color the landscape in stunning shades of blue.
See more photos from the polar night here.
In the winter of 2011 there was pack ice outside off Revneset. The kids seemed to enjoy climbing the ice and where happy to pose for the photographer!
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In Endalen outside Longyearbyen there are several support pillars after the cable car ropeway that went from Mine 5, via Longyearbyen, to Hotellneset where coal was stored in anticipation of the shipping season.
See more photos of the cable car pillars here.
Coal from Longyearbyen’s only mine, Mine 7, loaded aboard the M/V Tasman ID. 20,000 tons to be shipped to a customer via Rotterdam. Continue reading