Svalbard is yet again covered in beautiful snow and the stars are shining ever so brightly!
and yes, it`s dark here now, but that doesn`t matter when we`re getting some spectacular Northern Light-shows on the sky! :D
At least I think is beautiful here now, it is peaceful! (not enough snow for snowmobiles/scooter to make noise everywhere) The last full moon was jsut lighting up everything, I can`t stop smiling around all the snowcrystals blinking in every direction^^
and with the darkness covering us, it`s also a natural tendency to gather people and make some good food together :) My kithen-mates finally got all gathered, to have a meal together!
Now that December is here, Christmas decorations are appearing everywhere in town! And since it`s dark all the time, all the Christmas stars and torches are just having an extra warm effect :)
For the lighting of the Christmas-tree in town (yes, a real tree! :D ) a lot of people gathered, the band was playing Christmas carols, and just before the tree got lit; huge northern lights turned up above it! It was such a varm experience, and the perfect Christmas-moment!
I will try to take a picture of the three, and the postbox for the Mine 2 Santa :)
Thanks to Austin for the pictures!
Meet Duncan! My pumpking of 2012!
Yes, I know I haven`t up-dated my blog for a looong while... But to be honest, that`s because not much have happen due to me being sick (yet again!). But! I had an amazing visit to Tromsø! Even though it`s not Svalbard, it`s still above the Arctic circle. And at least half of my amazing adventures on Svalbard are purely being spectacular because of the great friends I get here; so my time with these friends in Tromsø deserve a little blog-post :) (it`s my same excuse for posting about my Germany-trip, wich would never have been that amazing hadn`t it been for the epic people I get to know in the Arctic!)
Anyways, Halloween was celebrated in Tromsø! And those who know me know how much I love Halloween! :D And of course me and Carl had to get a pumkin! Since we both bought him, we made him in to a two-face pumpkin so both of us got to carve him^^
and Halloween cannot come without my "poisonous mushrooms" and scary food :D
Oh, and to celebrate that Therese was getting old, we had an Oldies-party!
And I had the honour of trying to make Carl and Benny look like old ladies^^
I think they look great! :D
So thanks to everyone who made my Tromsø-visit amazing! I`m looking forward to see you again, and see the ones I didn`t mett yet next time!
Thanks to Antonio for the pictures!
This is a blog about my adventures on Svalbard. I started studying here in 2010 during my Bachelor, and is now continuing with my Master in Arctic Marine Biology. I made this for all my friends who want to follow me, but I`m more than happy to share my amazing experiences with others =) Hope you enjoy the pictures!