Vatnajökull: waterfalls, glaciers, fire and ice. (Day out Reykjavik)

I seem to be having a thing for glaciers lately and can't help but sharing it with you good folks. Luckily, I live in a part of the world where they abound; not only in Norway but in some of our neighbour countries as well. [...]

2019-10-16T14:32:24+01:0016 October 2019|Daytrip, Iceland, UNESCO World Heritage|

Up in the Jungfrau

I'm dreaming of glaciers lately, which you may have deduced. Possibly because of all this snow. So while we wait for spring to get here (come on, already!), why don't you come with me to another glacier. To Jungfrau-Aletsch. It's not going to be strenuous [...]

Pyramiden – an Arctic ghost town

I'm in Pyramiden, once a showcase of the Soviet Union, a perfect mining community, set between mountains, glaciers and fjords in the Svalbard archipelago. Today, it's an Arctic ghost town. The decision to abandon the settlement was sudden, its implementation even more so. The inhabitants [...]

Svalbard – polar bear country

At 78° N - a mere 12 degrees from the North Pole – Svalbard is as far north as I’ve ever been. I'm here with my oldest daughter, to have a look at the Russian Arctic mining settlements. Looks cool and refreshing, doesn't it? Svalbard [...]

PhotoFriday: Svalbard seal slipping off an ice floe

Oslo is crisp and sunny today; - 10° C, so not very cold. About the same a bit north of here on Svalbard. Should you want to visit this stunning otherworldly Arctic archipelago, it's only a few hours flying from Oslo.

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