Arctic Adventures on the RV Kinfish

Waiting for the ice (c) Michael Smyth 2018

We have recently returned from a small ship expedition to the islands of Svalbard in the High Arctic. Svalbard lies well within the Arctic Circle, so in Summer it is light 24 hours a day. The image above was taken at about 1:30AM on a cloudy day. Svalbard is regarded as the “Jewel of the Arctic” due to its abundance of wildlife, spectacular scenery and historical sites.

We are working on a new series of guides called “Travel Tales” that documents unusual travel locations and provides information to help with planning your own trips.

Guillemots (c) Michael Smyth 2018