Tromsø to Svalbard by plane

Posted: July 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Today was a travelling day. First I went to the bike shop to loosen my pedals so I could remove them for the flight. Then I cycled to the airport in my full rain gear – the first time I had worn it at all. My rain shoes came in handy after all. I skirted around the edge of the Tromsøya island rather than climb over the hill and get sweaty.

At the airport I repacked everything and waved it goodbye at the checkin.

It was cloudy flying in to Svalbard. I only saw the mountains just before arrival. Stepping out of the plane was nice. Surrounded by looming barren mountains.


I was picked up by Sam: our guide from France. Gordon from Scotland and Steve from Australia were also there.

Evening involved a walk into ‘downtown’ Longyearbyen. We went shopping where I got the coolest shopping bag out.


Dinner at the Svalbar, and then a stroll back home.


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