Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 8, Waltershausen Gletcher and Strindberg

During the night the ship had slowly sailed through the pack-ice and had made it to the mouth of Nordfjord, where they had to use the forward looking sonar to measure the depth further in towards Waltershausen Gletcher. The glacier is 11 km wide and between 5 and 20 m high. The light and weather was great and cruising with the polarcirkel boats along the glacier front was a good way for our guests to see the scenery. The glacier was not very active but the were numerous seals in the water.

After a short lunch we sailed over to Strindberg, which took us only half an hour. One of our guides, Emanuel said "I see 15 foxes". Later on we found out that there were actually 17 foxes, eating on a carcass of a dead seal. Most of our guests made the walk over to this place to have a good look or a photo or two.
At Strindberg there are three huts. One is quite new and belongs to the Sirius patrol, then there is a Norwegian trappers hut and a Danish trappers hut. Strindberg has a good sized river with some of the best salmon/arctic charr fishing in the National Park. This time of the year it was still water in the river, unfortunately it was to late for us to fish since it is late autumn now.
The landing site was in shadows all the time we where there because the sun is lower on the sky now and high mountains are blocking the last rays. We made a hike to the lake further upstream, approx 9 km back and forth. Quite many guests joined us and we got a good view to the opposite side of the fjord and the inland part of Strindberg. Not to mention a good appetite;0)

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