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Svalbard 2015 – Day 8: Monaco glacier

After breakfast on the eight day of our expedition, I spend most of the day looking trough pictures from the previous two nights. While I do some digital housekeeping the Origo makes its way...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 7.5: Bird cliffs

In the evening of the 7th day we left Palanderbukta and crossed Hinlopen for the bird cliffs again. The weather is still fantastic, the best on the whole trip, and we arrive before midnight...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 7: Palander bay

After the previous night spent at the beach shooting the walruses, I slept well into the 7th day of the trip. In fact I didn’t wake up until Audun knocked on the door of...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 6.5: Beach bums

Great Scott! Day 6.5! Did we create a time paradox that unraveled the very fabric of the space time continuum?! Surprisingly and thankfully no. Actually I just felt the night spent on Torellneset warranted its...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 6: Wilhelmøya and Sørporten

July 19th start a quarter to 6 as Morten is hammering on the door shouting “Polar bear with two cubs!!” with an enthusiasm he normally reserves only for birds. I sit up in the...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 5: Hinlopen and Alkefjellet

When we wake up on the morning of the 4th day at sea, we’re told Origo had to give up trying to reach Sjuøyane during the night and instead followed the sea ice going...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 4: Polar bears on the edge

As we wake up on the morning of the 17th – 3 days into our seavoyage MS Origo is gliding along the seaice, tracing the edge of the polar cap. The strong winds are nearly gone, there’s...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 3: The big sleep

July 16th of the trip, not really worthy it’s own post but I figured it made sense for continuity. After leaving Borebukta on the evening of the 15th we had a long transport leg...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 2: Embarkment

July 15th is day two of my trip and the day Origo starts its journey from Longyearbyen into the wild. At noon there was an information meeting at Wildphotos gallery in Longyearbyen for all...

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Svalbard 2015 – Day 1: To infinity… and beyond!

  Off on adventure! This is day one of my trip with Wildphoto to Svalbard. I’ll be linking to each day from this parent post as I write them. While the official trip with Wildphoto started...

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