Monday, 23 July 2012


It was quite a foggy morning with a bit of a soft rain.  Our guess scientists that we pick up in Jan Mayen gave a talk on their research on the local seabirds that nest on the island.  We arrived to Longyearbyen at about 5 pm and stay until 9 pm.  At our arrival to port a bus was waiting for us and drove us into town, although some preferred to walk.  In town some went shopping, others to the Svalbard museum and at the Radisson Blue Hotel it was offer a lecture on Longyearbyen and climate.  On the way out we had a wonderful view of the town and our expedition leader pointed out the position of the airport and the location of the World Seed Vault that is very likely that many of us will go to see at our return in a few days from now.