The weather is unsurprisingly erratic, the sea appears more tangible today with a light swell coming from Greenland. The low-lying clouds however where pushed away by some patches of sun offering us a unique scenery of the Kongsfjorden. While cruising into the Kongsfjord, the MV FRAM arrives during the morning at Ny-Ålesund, the former coal-mining settlement. This in the world probably most northernly located settlement discontinued its mining activities following a major mining explosion in the 1960s. After this tragic incident, the settlement has been transformed into a world reknown research settlement, focussing on climate change.