Here are som photos from Jægersborg in Denmark taken i late august.
You don’t have to travel around Svalbard to experience great wildlife. There are basically three places to encounter wildlife if your are only stying in Longyearbyen. Adventdalen located in the southeast corner from Longyearbyen is a great spot to watch and photograph birds. You can easily do this from the road. Adventdalen is more or less a massive river delta area. The second place is called Bjørndalen and is located in the south west corner, or nearby the airport. It’s a bumpy road but you should definitely go all the way to the end where you will end up at the little auk mountain. There are several thousands of little auks nesting in the rock cliffs, and it is here you’ll have the best chance to see the Arctic Fox. A world of causing tho. Do not climb up the rock face because of falling rocks which happens from time to time. Lastly don’t forget Longyearbyen it self. Here you can spot Arctic Fox, Snow Bunting, Rain deer and Rock Ptarmigan. Don’t forget to watch the ocean as well. If you are lucky you might spot dolphins and whales in July-September.
Here are some of the picture from my summer trip to Longyearbyen.
1. Purple sandpiper 2. Female Rock ptarmigan 3. Moss campion 4. Parasitic jaeger 5. Purple sandpiper 6. Arctic cottongrass 7. Ruddy shelduck 8. Red-throated loon 9. Red phalarope 10. Red-throated loon
Arctic Fox photographed in and around Longyearbyen
Adventdalen in Longyearbyen
I've just come home after yet another safari trip to Kenya Masai Mara. Below is a couple of shoots from the trip.
I’ve just spent 2 fantastic weeks in Artic Svalbard. 8 days on ship M/S Freya with our guides from Artic Adventures. I can’t say enough good things about our guides Jens and Audun, expect that they are the best guides you can ask for. I also have to send a special thank you to the crew on M/S Freya who did an amazing job.
Our trip took us on a south bound direction from Longyearbyen towards Sørkapp, Edgeøya, Nordaustlandet, Sjuøyane and then back on the west side to Longyearbyen. Some of the highlight on the trip where polar bears, blue whale, walrus, artic fox and the fantastic landscape.
This is the complete art list from our trip between august 17-24
Common ringed plover
Atlantic white-sided dolphin
Arctic fox (3 sigthings)
Polar bear (12 sigthings)
There’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip. Norway has some of the most beautiful views a country can offer. In 2017, I drove across Østlandet, Vestlandet and part of mid Norway. The journey started in mid May and lasted 2 weeks, in total I drove 460 km. I wanted to get to know as much as I could before leaving Sweden. There are plenty of sources I used and here are some, Google (Google map)
Norgekart (very detailed map of Norway)
Nasjonale Turistveger (Information about must see roads)
Vegvesen (Current information about the roads)
Visitnorway (Great source of information)
Further down you can find a map of my route.