Before embarking you have an opportunity to stroll around this former mining town, whose parish church and Polar Museum are well worth visiting. In the early evening your ship sails out of Isfjorden.
In the afternoon sail to Ny Ålesund, the world’s northernmost settlement. The mountains around here are covered by snow, and the scenery presents rather a stark picture. Once a mining village served by the world’s most northerly railway, which can still be seen, Ny Ålesund is now a research center where a small community of scientists from all over the world conduct a variety of research in the fields of atmospheric studies, glaciology, biology and related subjects. A short walk takes you into the center of this historic village. Where one highlight is a visit to the local souvenir shop and the northernmost post office, from which you can send jealous friends and family at home. Visitors interested in the history of Arctic exploration may want to walk to the anchoring mast used by Amundsen and Nobile before their flights to the North Pole.
Also plan on landing at Phippsoya in the Seven Islands north of Nordaustlandet. Here, find yourself at 81 degrees north, just 540 miles from the geographic North Pole. The island is named after the English explorer Constantine John Phipps, who commanded two bomb vessels on an expedition to Svalbard in 1773. Polar Bears inhabit this region, along with Walrus and Ivory Gull. You can sit for several hours in the pack ice, taking in these spectacular surroundings.
Torellneset is a great place for walrus photography. Coming across a walrus haul-out is a moment you won’t forget. But the natural wonder of this area alone is enough of a draw: the ice cliff of Brasvellbreen is about 180 km long, making it the longest glacier front of the northern hemisphere.
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