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The Arctic - 2009

Spitzbergen, Eastern Greenland & Iceland

This trip organized by Quark, took 48 enthusiastic travelers from Longyearben in Spitzbergen or Svalbard up the west coast visiting Alkhornet and Poolepynten.  To the north landing at Fuglesangen, Yrte Norskøya, Sallyhamna and Raudfjordbreen before heading further north to cross 80° N.    Two days were spent crossing the Greenland Sea to Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord on the East coast of Greenland stopping at Blumsterbug and Ella Island.  In Scoresbysund we visited Ittoqqortoomiit, Hurry Inlet, Syd Kap, Kap Halva Hoffman, Rode Island and Danmark Island. Two more days were spent crossing the Danmark Sea to West Iceland.  A morning sightseeing tour of the island of Heimaey left us only to cruise north past the island of Surtsey to dock in Reykjavik in Iceland.   The following are the day by day photos followed by photos of plants animals and birds photographed during the voyage.

 

 DAILY PHOTOS  

 
FLOWER PHOTOS PAGE ONE

FLOWER PHOTOS PAGE TWO

FLOWER PHOTOS PAGE THREE

FLOWER PHOTOS PAGE FOUR

BIRD PHOTOS

ANIMAL PHOTOS

POLAR BEARS

August 31st  Longyearbyen



September 1st    

Alkhornet


Poolepynten

September 2nd
Fuglesangen
 
Yrte Norskøya


Sallyhamna

For other photos of Polar Bears look in Animals of the Arctic

September 3rd

Raudfjordbreen


September 4th and 5th

Greenland Sea

September 6th

Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord

Blumsterburt

Ella Island

 
September 7th
Itttoqqortoomiit

Hurry Inlet

 Scoresbysund