Two-day dogsledding tour in Svalbard – ice cave

This article is part of the series “2023-03: Svalbard”.

There is a hole in the snow. You can crawl in and then you are in another world. Down the rabbit hole …

It is the second day of Annika and my dogsledding tour and we are on our way back to the dog yard. Our tour guide Adelheid however makes a detour to the Scott Turner glacier. Here is the entrance to an impressive cave formed by meltwater in the summer. Now it is winter and we can walk through ice, that at the bottom is roughly 1000 years old.

We have time and can follow the main cave passage through the glacier’s art exhibition.

I try to take many photos, but it’s not easy. Parts of the cave are quite dark and the cave is so humid that my Nikon telephoto lens fogs up. It’s not the first time, that my iPhone rescues me in such situations.

Thanks for the guiding, Adelheid.

2 comments to “Two-day dogsledding tour in Svalbard – ice cave”

  1. Johanna 2023-03-10 08:31

    GRANDIOS!!!! Diese Tour ist ja wohl Spitze. Herzklopfen? BESTIMMT:-)

  2. way-up-north 2023-03-10 08:36

    Hei Johanna.

    Ein bisschen, aber bestimme Dinge werden nach einer Woche auch normal. Einkaufen, sich gegen Wind und Wetter anziehen und so weiter.

    Als ich aber gestern die Kronprins Haakon im Hafen liegen sah, mit der ich letztes Jahr drei Wochen auf Expedition durfte, das hat mich schon berührt.

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