Today is a travel day, heading back down to Oslo for a couple of days before moving on later in the week to the Faroe Islands and then sailing to Iceland. While we’re traveling I’ll leave you with these impressions of Svalbard.
Here is the capital, Longyearbyen, with the Advent Fjord beyond.
This is the modest crowd gathering on the Advent plain east of town for Friday’s eclipse. The crowd grew, but not by much.
The Advent Fjord.
A snowmobiling stop.
They were putting this balloon through its paces prior to filming the eclipse.
And four more photos taken while snowmobiling across Svalbard. Note the avalanche in the second photo.
We visited the Russian mining settlement of Barentsburg. I’ll have some photos from there soon.