Friday, July 11, 2014

Station Nord og Villum Fonden

Wednesday I was very Lucky to "hitch-hike" With a plane from Longyearbyen to Station Nord (81.36 N) in NE-Greenland.
The weather on Svalbard was not so great, but in Greenland it was fantastic as always ;0)
I spent 8-9 hours there and even met good old friends and had a great time. It was good to see the station area. The last time I was here was early March 2005 and late April 2006. At that time it was -40 degrees Celsius and meters of snow everywhere.

At the moment 250 tons of materials have been air-lifted from Longyearbyen to Station Nord. This will then be put together for the NeXT six weeks, forming the Villum Research Station at Station Nord.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Med-evac from Daneborg

This Morning a Twin Otter from Iceland flew to Daneborg, to evacuate a man with broken lims.
The plane will then return to Akureyri.

Flying at this time of the year is can be very difficult due to no day-light and bad weather!


Twin Otter on the way to Daneborg

TWO

A TWO (Twin Otter) from the Icelandic company Flugfelag Islands made it on a Greenlandic stamp :D

The hut in the back-ground is Kap Morris Jesup, the Northern most land in the world, 83 N


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Getting ready...

Tomorrow I will start my summer vacation by working as a lecturer and guide on a cruise-ship going to NE-Greenland and Iceland.

http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/explorer-voyages/Greenland/Voyages/national-park-expedition/


A large Search and rescue exercise is ongoing in the fjords of NE-Greenland these days, but will be finished before we reach the coast of Greenland.. There are a lot of people, planes and ships from several nations involved in the exercise. Unfortunately the weather is quite bad at the moment. Hopefully this will change before I come over there.

Below you will find two links to the exercise, one in Icelandic and one in Danish.
http://www.lhg.is/frettirogutgafa/frettir/
http://sermitsiaq.ag/emne/sarex-2013

Internet connection on my ship will be challenging, so it might be difficult to post on the blog...


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kap Mæchel in Alpefjord

Sunday, July 28, 2013

News from Jytte

Yesterday my father called from Dicksonsfjord. Since arriving in Greenland the weather has been extremely good. Only sun shine and temperatures between 18-24 degrees.
They walked up to the mountain Bastionen on Ella Ø, 1367 m in the best weather ever.
Most of the fjord ice has disappeared and they have even seen a polar bear. 10 years ago it was very unusual to meet bears in the summer, but as there is getting less and less sea ice the bears get stranded on land...
Jytte at Ella Ø, taken a few days ago by my Davið, my pilot friend at Norlandair

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Departure

Today my father and friends left Nyhavn with Jytte. They will stay in the inner parts of the fjords.
The weather is great and most of the sea-ice has disappeared...

Mestersvig area 23. July

A link to tide water has been added to the right