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Gnålodden and the mountain Gnålberget in Hornsund. The cabin has been used as a hunting station by Wanny Woldstad among others.

More photos from Svalbard here:


M/S Malmö in drift ice

M/S Malmö in the pack ice at 80 degrees north. A fantastic week with WildPhoto Travel and many new friends.

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Arctic tern attack

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I was forced to wash my clothes after shooting this scene. The overly aggressive arctic terns was striking my head while bombing me with droppings.

More Svalbard birds here.


Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Svalbard globale frøhvelv) is established in the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard. It is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections around the globe.

Read more about Svalbard Global Seed Vault here.

See more photos of the vault here.


Gruve 6 / Mine 6

Mine 6 lies in the valley Adventdalen between Todalen and Bolterdalen.

The mine was opened in 1967 and production started in 1969. In 1981, production was suspended, without all the coal was taken out. The remaining amount of coal is estimated to be about 380 000 tonnes.

See more photos of mines here and from Adventdalen here.


Coal loader

The coal loader on Hotellneset outside Longyearbyen was used to load coal from Mine 7. In March 2011 parts of the coal loader collapsed as a result of a storm. Continue reading


Northern light over Longyearbyen

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.

See more photos of the Titan crane here and auroa photos here.


Tourists on ice floe

Tourists on an ice floe in Vibebukta at Nordaustlandet. The glacier in the background is Bråsvellbreen which is part of Nordaustfonna. Nordaustfonna is Svalbard’s largest glacier and has a glacier front that is nearly 250 km long.

See more photos of glaciers here and from Nordaustlandet here.


Ropeway angle station in Longyearbyen

In the old days, the local coal company, Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani, used ropeway to transport coal from the mine to the storage area on Hotellneset. Some places it was necessary to change the angle of the ropeway. A so called angle station can be seen in the picture. Continue reading


Pack ice

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!

See more photos of ice here.