Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Spitsbergen Dreamin' with Noorderlicht

Spitsbergen is Svalbard’s largest island and due to the Gulf Stream the 400 km long western coastline is rich in animal and plant life. The island got its name from the Dutchman Willem Barents who, in 1596, touched land on the north-westerly tip of the island.

The 'Noorderlicht' season starts approximately in May. In this month she sails up north towards the arctic areas of Norway and Spitsbergen. see pictures

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