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Drone shots North-West of Svalbard

After moving to New-Ålesund, I have not flown as much drone as I wish. This is because Ny-Ålesund does not allow us to use wi-fi frequencies or mobile phones. There is scientific research going on in the area that does not want any rf-interference. But beyond the 20km radius, I can fly as much as I want. I have been to a few trips this summer and there are some pictures to present.

Prins Kars Forland


Drone shot over Fuglehuken at Prins Kars Forland. Svalbard


Drone shot taken over Sarstangen / Forlandssunden. Prins Kars Forland seen in the distant.

Prins Karls Forland, is an island off the west coast of Svalbard. The island was first discovered by the Dutch explorer Willem Barents in 1596. The whole island and the sea around make up Forlandet National Park.



Drone shot at Mayerbukta Krossfjorden Svalbard.


Drone shot at Tinayrebreen and Tinayrebukta. Krossfjorden Svalbard








Lloyds Hotel Møllerhamna

Drone shot taken in Møllerhamna over Lloyds Hotel. In the distanse we see Kollerfjorden and Kollerbreen. To the left Kronprins Olavs fjell. Krossfjorden Svalbard


Drone shot Tinayrebukta Krossfjorden Svalbard








Means Cross fjord in English. 15 km into the fjord, Krossfjorden is divided into two by the King Haakon Peninsula. The eastern fjord side is also divided into several smaller fjord arms. Ebeltofthamna In the inlet to Krossfjorden was the first semi-permanent whaling station on Spitsbergen. Here came English already in 1610. In the period after the whalers, the area was used by fur hunters on wintering. In recent times the area is used primarily for tourism and research.



Droneshot over Magdalenefjorden Svalbard.

William Barents was the first to explore Magdalenefjorden in 1596. Both Englishmen and Dutchmen have since had a whaling station in the fjord. In Trinity Harbor one can find remains after the whaling period. And a burial site of 130 graves.