Monday, August 22, 2016

Last night-shift at work here in Iceland and then I will be going "home" again ;0)
On Wednesday I will fly to Svalbard and board the cruise-ship MV Fram, as I have done the last summers. I will be working as a guide and lecturer on our way from Svalbard, down along the coast of NE-Greenland and over to Iceland, where my 15 days journey will end on September 8th, in Reykjavik.

Very little sea-ice on the NE-Greenland coast this year, but it has also been a very warm summer...
The satellite photo is from 21. august 2016

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NE Greenland again

Tomorrow i will once again be working my way to Greenland and Iceland as a guide onboard The Mv Fram.
The Ice is quite heavy no The Greenland coast, so we will see what we can ;)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Station Nord

Tomorrow, Sunday May 3rd I will travel to Station Nord at 81.36 North.
I will stay there together with 13 scientists for the next 3 1/2 weeks. My job is to provide the logistics for the researchers. It will be a welcoming break from my normal work days as a Geologist on Svalbard ;)

Communication to and from the station will be almost zero, due to the remote location.

Station Nord is a Danish military base, manned by 5 men year round. Their work is to keep the 1800 m long runway open and to provide support for the Sirius sledge patrol.

Last summer a new research station was built. Every piece of building material was flown in from Svalbard. The name of the station is the Villum Research Station (VRS).

The first flight to Station Nord was today, with the first batch of scientists and cargo, but due to sudden fog in Greenland, they had to return to Svalbard. There will hopefully be an other go tonight...

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


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.

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.

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