Our very first landing was in the evening at Ny Alesund
In the afternoon in Longyearbyen, we had an organised Hurtigruten tour before joining MS Spitsbergen later in the afternoon.
After one night in the Radisson Blue hotel in Longyearbyen we had Covid checks, did a wander and then a “mandatory bus tour before joining MS Spitsbergen.
This Expedition on MS Spitsbergen was booked in April 2021 and promised a circumnavigation of the island as well as multiple landings to see sites on Svalbard as well as perhaps even a walk on a glacier. We are fans of Hurtigruten having travelled on the Coastal Voyage and had a fantastic Expedition to Antarctica, […]
Gentoo penguins make their chicks chase them before feeding them
The last full day of the transit from the Falklands to Montevideo was warm with calm seas. Fram was now ahead of schedule and slowed down and the voyage became a cruise for a few hours with a BBQ out on deck.
This was the second full day of our transit from the Falklands to Montevideo. The weather was still cold alternating with blue skies and rain showers.
This was the first full day of our transit from the Falklands to Montevideo. We were still followed by giant petrels and albatross and saw our first commercial ship of the voyage.
Gentoo penguin at Neko Harbour
Our last landing of the voyage was on Saunders Island on our third day in the Falklands. There we saw Magellanic, Gentoo and King penguins as wells as dolphins and lots of different types of birds.
In the late afternoon of our second day in the Falklands, we visited Carcass Island to see Magellanic penguins and to have a high tea at the hotel there. We also had the wettest ride back to Fram of the whole voyage.