Svalbard Spitzbergen Arctic logistic: From the Arctic Circle to the very North – through the very South

Greetings from Svalbard!

From North to the Arctic through the South

From North to the Arctic through the South

It is a bit chilly here in Longyearbyen, especially if you come from the South, I mean from the Arctic Circle, where it was +24 when I left Rovaniemi. Some snowflakes were falling down during the day and there are still some snow islands in

the town. It is my solo expedition to the almost top of the world – Svalbard, between the North Pole and Norway mainland. To come up here I made a loop from the Arctic Circle (Rovaniemi, Lapland) to the South – first to Helsinki, then to Oslo. From Oslo – back to the North (Tromso) and then finally to Svalbard.

Anyway, every place from here is in the very South.  The distance between Oslo and Svalbard is approximately the same like between Oslo and Tunisia in Africa. Great opportunity to do my community research on the anthropology of sea water is supported by Norwegian embassy in Helsinki and EU ACCESS project.

Here are first picture impressions from flying in to this: beautiful landscape.

Arctic Snowscape in June

Arctic Snowscape in June

landing soon

landing soon

 

Anna Stammler-Gossmann

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