Ice conditions

Together with Sysselmannen, Kings Bay has flown over the glaciers around Ny-Ålesund to see how the glaciers has been moving this year, and to check the conditions for snow mobile drivers. The results are not uplifting.
Comfortlessbreen. Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset
The area around Kongsfjorden has very litle snow, and stones stick up in several areas. The rest of the tundra is covered with ice, and snow mobiling conditions are not good. The snow cover is better on the Glaciers, but water channels and cracks in the ice makes it dangerous. In places, avalanches are a posibility, so be careful, especially in steep hills!
Bekkedalen by Skaret. Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset
Uversbreen with Grinakertoppen. Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset
Kongsvegen with Uversbreen behind. Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset
Uversøyra and Uversbreen. Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset
Brøggerbreen. Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset
Open photos for more info. All photos: Marion Lexau Nødset