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HDS15-19, trip log, Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis

We finally start our first real day in East Greenland. After a quiet night in the sheltered fjords, we arrive early at Vikingebugt. The visibility...

PLA16-19, logbuch, Spitzbergen - Nordostgrönland

Nicht all zu lange später konnten wir dann auch schon unser neu angeeignetes Wissen in der Praxis demonstrieren. Wir bestiegen die Zodiacs für...

PLA15-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen

An Bord wollte Philipp uns dann vor dem Abendessen noch die Pläne für unsere Reise vorstellen, doch er kam nicht weit. Ein Blauwal stohl ihm...

HDS11-19, trip log, North and Around Spitsbergen

The second hiking option was to walk to the “hanging garden” under the cliffs of the fjord, where we spotted reindeer and a white arctic fox...

PLA14-19, logbuch, Spitzbergen Umrundung

Der Engländer Ernest Mansfield hat hier mit seiner „Northern Exploration Company“ um 1911/1912 einen Marmorsteinbruch etabliert. Die Qualität...

HDS09-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

After a mandatory safety briefing delivered by our Hotel Manager Michael, and the Chief Officer Matei, followed by a safety drill, we were...

HDS08-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

We were shuttled ashore by zodiac and given time to wander around the museum, visit the small gift shop and send post cards home to loved ones...

HDS07-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

As breakfast was being served, we cruised in to Lilliehöökfjord, the sun was shining brightly on the calm, turquoise waters as we headed towards...

PLA09-19, logbuch, Umrundung Spitzbergen

Die vorhandene Infrastruktur stellte sich kurze Zeit später in den Dienste der Forschung, und heutzutage beheimatet Ny Ålesund dank der biologischen...

HDS06-19, trip log, In search of polar bears and pack ice

We enjoyed our first sumptuous dinner in the restaurant, while the Arctic landscape outside was bathed in the sparkling sunlight of the midnight...

HDS05-19, trip log, In search of polar bears and pack ice

After a good lunch it was time for the first zodiac operation. All boats where lowered and passengers dressed up appropriately for the occasion...

PLA07-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen – Auf der Suche nach Eisbären

Im Anschluss wurden die Beluga Wale wieder gesichtet und wir verbrachten viel Zeit an Deck und genossen den Blick auf die Wale, die Dickschnabellummen...

HDS04-19, trip log, Spitsbergen - In search of polar bears & pack-ice

We were picked up from the airport and received a warm welcome in this cold place. The midnight sun was shining, so were the faces of the expedition...

HDS03-19, trip log, Atlantic Odyssey- Maiden voyage Hondius

All of us were excited to finally meet the Hondius. Therefore, it felt more like writing a new chapter in an old book, rather than simply joining...

PLA06-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen – Auf der Suche nach Eisbären

Es war ein wolkenloser Morgen und absolut Windstill in der Bucht, in welcher auch die alte russische Bergbausiedlung – heute eine Geisterstadt...

PLA05-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen, Auf der Suche nach Eisbären

Nach einer guten Nacht mit Träumen über unserer erste Eisbären Begegnung auf dem Eis, wachten wir heute wieder im Eis auf. Nach dem Frűhstűck...

PLA04-19, trip log, North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

Shortly afterwards expedition leader Ali announced through the PA system, that a polar bear was spotted on land. Everybody rushed outside. Less...

PLA31-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula—Whale Watching

After a delightful buffet lunch, we began our afternoon program of mandatory briefings and activities to prepare us for our time in Antarctica....

OTL33-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula – Polar Circle, Deep South Discovery and whale...

After two days at sea we finally got the chance to see the spectacular mountains covered in snow and some wild-life of Antarctica. The morning...

PLA30-19, trip log, Weddell Sea - Antarctic Discoverer

The first close-up penguin experience of the trip did not disappoint. Many people chose to simply stay close to the beach and enjoy the comings...

OTL32-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

As an introduction to Antarctica goes, this does not disappoint. Penguins, seals, whales and ice, so much ice. Glaci-ers tumble chaotically downwards...

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