Snowmobiling in the Arctic

Snowmobiling in the Arctic

I woke up before sunrise. It was so beautiful it was a crime to sleep. The plan for the day was to rent snowmobiles and go explore the surrounding area. The surrounding area being Longyearbyen: the northernmost settlement in the world.

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Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is fun. And cold. That’s pretty much the only “FAN FACT” I can give you about it. Ok another one: the practice emerged as a transport 3000 years ago in Arctic. Or 9000 years ago. These scientists can never agree on anything. 

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Ship Frozen in Ice

Ship Frozen in Ice

After hours of exploring the High Arctic island of Svalbard on snowmobiles, I thought we’ve seen everything. But then there was an unexpected surprise. In the middle of what seemed like nowhere, there it was: a sailing ship frozen into the ice of the fjord. 

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Expedition in the High Arctic

Expedition in the High Arctic

So this trip starts something like this. You wake up with sunrise and head over to this place called Snoscooterutleie As. And after some training with a mannequin on how not to die in weather conditions of -30C° surrounded by polar bears, they wish you good luck and off you go. But not before you put on an arctic suit, thermo boots, a helmet and start resembling a cosmonaut. You’ll recognise me by a pink backpack.

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