Longyearbyen and Aurora Borealis

The light is coming back extremely fast these days. As I am writing this, Hiorthfjellet is looming high to my left on the other side of the fjord. The sky is blue and the blue daylight is so bright that I can see all the details over there. But it is not bright enough yet, that the streetlamps would turn off.

So for another quick Sunday scooter spin in the returning daylight we decided to go to Revneset. It is situated at the corner of Isfjorden and Adventfjorden on the opposite site from town. From there it is possible to see the Russian heliport at Barentsburg, the other side of the huge Isfjorden and out over the Barents Sea.

Driving conditions were horrible, lots of driving in the hillside, lots of rocks and at Revneset there was in a lot of places not even snow or ice, just tundra. Crazy.

Here the look towards Longyearbyen from Hiorthhamn with some pancake ice in the foreground.


We started quite late, so it was getting dark quickly, but we were rewarded with probably the last proper northern lights for this season.

Hello daylight and goodbye Northern Lights!

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