nws alice leaves the ships behind to explore svalbard's interior
Arriving back into Svalbard felt completely surreal. This was a place that one year ago I had never been to and two years ago I knew very little about! Now I have just finished my second trip to Svalbard in the space of 10 months, but my two trips could not have been more different!
On landing in Longyearbyen, it was completely pitch black. There was snow everywhere, even on the runway (if this had been the conditions at London Gatwick, the flight would likely have been delayed!). The pilot lands with a slight skid, but nothing too alarming, and lets us know it’s a chilly -19 °C outside.