This gallery has Landscape and Wildlife images from a 2-week trip to Svalbard
(a small group of islands in the Norwegian High Arctic) in early April of 2022. Rough location & exact time-of-day are noted on many of the images.
I spent 9 days on a fantastic ship-trip on MS Freya, run by Josh Holko
and supported by Oscar Westman of Vega Expeditions
and Yves Adams
(all aerial drone images are courtesy of Yves
We visited Svalbard's spectacular Arctic Fjords and the Pack Ice up to 80.5° North (looking for bears), pushing as far as 10 nautical miles north of the Svalbard coast and only 600 miles from the North pole.
Before and after the ship-trip I did a couple of land-based Svalbard Adventures
- Dog Sledging and Visiting an Ice Caves
- "Scooter" (Snowmobile) Trip to the Russian Village of Barentsburg