SVALBARD PICTURES - FEBRUARY 2001 TRIP: THE RETURNING SUN

Longyearbyen, Svalbard Longyearbyen N78° the Svalbard capital <<-- GO
Longyearbyen, on Spitzbergen island, is the Svalbard's main administration center and has excellent facilities, for both tourists and residents, considering the latitude. Excursion to Svalbard museum and hikes in the town.
Barentsburg, Svalbard Snowscooter excursion to Barentsburg <<-- GO
Snowscooter trip to Barentsburg from Longyearbyen. Barentsburg is a little russian mining town, living on coal mines. The snowscooter trip takes about two hours each way.
Northern lights The igloo camp <<-- GO
The expedition to the most hidden parts of Svalbard starts today, driving the snowmobile from Longyearbyen to an area designed as campsite. Here, the group overnights into a small igloo, under a sky made of millions of stars and northern lights.
Svalbard by snowscooter Spitsbergen East coast by snowmobile <<-- GO
Snowmachine excursion to the east coast of Spitsbergen island, driving over glaciers and pack ice trapping huge icebergs.
Polar night Snowmobile from east Coast to Svea and Longyearbyen <<-- GO
By snowscooter back to Longyearbyen, with lunch stop in Svea. Today the weather is really beautiful and the cold, together with a sun very low on the horizon, even at mid day, produce incredible sky colors going from pink, to orange, to violet, to deep blue.

SVALBARD PICTURES - APRIL 1999 TRIP: SPITSBERGEN BY SNOW SCOOTER

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Longyearbyen and ice caves excursion <<-- GO
Hikes in Longyearbyen, before descending into a cave under a glacier, for an ice cave excursion. Visit to a coal mine (where it wasn't permitted to take pictures).
Spitzbergen island From Longyearbyen to Barentsburg by snowmobile <<-- GO
A four days expedition thru Svalbard by snowscooter starts today, driving from Longyearbyen to Barentsburg for the first lunch stop.
Glacier with crevasses From Barentsburg to Svea, Spitsbergen island <<-- GO
After a short break in Barentsburg, the expedition to Svalbard by snowmobile continues driving over glaciers and frozen fjords all the way to Svea for the first overnight.
Iceberg trapped into pack ice Spitsbergen east coast by snowscooter <<-- GO
Excursions to the east coast of Spitsbergen island by snowscooter. Today the weather is superb and there are lots of wonderful places to see, with many glaciers flowing into the frozen arctic ocean. Return back to Svea to overnight.
Von Post glacier Von Post glacier excursion <<-- GO
The expedition to Svalbard by snowmobile ends today, driving from Svea back to Longyearbyen via the beautiful Von Post glacier.