World War Second left its footprint all over the European Arctic, and one manifestation can be found in Enontekiö, where the Järämä Fortification – aka. the Sturmbock-Stellung has been built. Today, an open-air museum keeps the remainders of the Järämä Fortification accessible and in shape, allowing to get a view on this impressive sight. Continue reading “Sturmbock-Stellung aka. Järämä Fortification in Enontekiö”
Hiking up Nordenskiöldfjellet on Svalbard
Most of the time during my visit to Svalbard the sky was dominated by clouds. Yet, the first night the forecast predicted great mountain weather, my friend and me decided to climb up Nordenskiöldfjellet. This peak is just behind Longyearbyen, and from the summit you get a great view! Continue reading “Hiking up Nordenskiöldfjellet on Svalbard”
Pyramiden – An Almost Abandoned Mining Town on the Svalbard Archipelago
During our visit to Svalbard, Pyramiden was one of the place that my traveling friends and me were eager to sea. The settlement gives a great example of sustainability challenges to single industry towns. Staying there overnight, we had the chance to see several buildings from the inside. For the time being, Pyramiden appears almost like a ghost town .. Continue reading “Pyramiden – An Almost Abandoned Mining Town on the Svalbard Archipelago”
Isfjorden by Boat – Exploring the Landscape and Fauna of Svalbard
This summer I planned to meet and visit some good friends in Svalbard. During my stay I joined two of my friends to a boat trip through Isfjorden and Billefjorden. While our goal was to visit Pyramiden, the boat trip on Isfjorden offered a good chance to explore some of Svalbard’s nature.
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