Winter 2009

My first visit on Svalbard was in February 2009. When I arrived the sun had just begun to reach above the horizon at mid day but as Longyearbyen is in a northward facing valley it still couldn't be seen in town. During the five weeks that I stayed on I thus got to experience both the mid-winter darkness and the return of the sun with the celebration of Solfestuka.

Longyearbyen on Svalbard during winter
The road between the student houses in Nybyen and UNIS in Longyearbyen
Pingo on Svalbard
UNIS students doing fieldwork in glaciology
Ice cave in the Longyearbreen glacier on Svalbard
Inside Longyearbreen
Sediments in a surging glacier
Calving icefront
Solfestuka in Longyearbyen

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