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!
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more info. All photos: Marion Lexau Nødset