This day we spent in Hornsund, a fjord system which is very famous for its majestic peaks and spectacular deep fjords. The Hornsund belongs to the “South-Spitsbergen National Park. Historical remains out of 400 years polar history can be found all over in this region.
Around 9:00 we started our morning landing next to the “Hvalfangerbreen”. Guests who participated in a special glacier walk went to the landing site first. After a short introduction about the correct way to walk on the glacier, everybody got his spikes for the hiking shoes to feel safe and comfortable during the walk on the ice.
The second group of the day has been the kayakers. They got their introduction on board already. Dressed in comfortable kayak suites they stepped into their boats at the landing site and started together with two kayak guides their spectacular event along the glacier front. Shortly after the kayakers all passengers went out for an impressive morning next to the glacier. We had a very special light and for a while all of us, hikers, kayakers, the “beach people” and even MV FRAM have been connected under a very intense rainbow.