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My Arctic Experience: SAS To Svalbard/Longyearbyen  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 17170 times:

The arctic experience: SAS to Svalbard, Longyearbyen


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Hei, dear readers,

welcome to another episode of my touring around Norway.

Ten legs done till now

SAS And Faroe Atlantic Airways: FRA-CPH-SVG (by FLIEGER67 Jun 27 2009 in Trip Reports)

Norwegian´s Logo-Jet And SAS: SVG-OSL-TRD-BOO (by FLIEGER67 Jul 2 2009 in Trip Reports)

Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS (by FLIEGER67 Jul 8 2009 in Trip Reports)

Well, I was a little bit excited, ok I was excited.
Svalbard was a place which I wanted to visit for years now.
With two flights per day only from mainland Europe not easy to fit it in my schedule, but now it seems ok.
Also from a flying point of view was that part interesting.
There is simply no alternate airport on the way northernbound from TOS, the only piece of land in the artic sea is Jan Mayen island,
with an 1500 meter airstrip and a weather station.
That means the plane takes a full load of cerosene and if anything goes wrong on the way or at Svalbard, well known for its
quick weather changes, there is no other chance than returning to TOS.
Well, lets go!.


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Tuesday, 02.06.2009
TOS (Tromso-Langnes) Rainy, Temperatur 6 degrees
LYR (Svalbard-Longyearbyen) Light clouds, Temperatur 3 degrees
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes announced
1 hour, 35 minutes actual

Service SK 4414 operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Scheduled: 12.15 // 13.55
Actual: 12.15 // 13.50
Gate: 22 Seat: 5A
Load factor: Around 90%
Fare: 100,95 EUR


The "Flybussen" picked me up directly at the hotels door, it was raining outside, so not bad to hop on the bus so quickly.
Around ten minutes to go for the airport. Check-in was the usual system, self service at the kiosks and bag drop off.
All windows taken in the back of the plane, so seat 5A this time.
No time to wait at security and in TOS´s gate area with good views to the apron and the runway.
Some action here, Wideroe flights to various northern norway destinations and some SK and DY services.

The board:
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SK with winglets:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902001.jpg

White Wideroe machine:
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Another one:
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Once more:
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Wideroe departure:
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SK no winglets:
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More Wideroe:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902008.jpg

Touchdown Norwegian:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902009.jpg

To the gate:
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My plane doing the ride from OSL with a stop in TOS and further on to LYR.
Perfectly fitting to my boarding time I saw some lights up above the snowy peaks and as soon as it was clearly visible it looks like my SK machine on approach from OSL.
Touched down and parked at the gate, pax deboarded and a good load of new pax waited with me at the gate.

A light in the far distance:
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Closer:
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And closer:
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Touchdown:
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Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902015.jpg

And again:
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At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902017.jpg

The plane was LN-RCN, the oldest example of the 13 737-800´s in SK´s fleet, delivered at 03.05.2000 and named "Hedrun Viking".
Leg no. 40 for me on that plane type and a new example for my log.
Boarding started a little late. Four female FA´s on that service.
The cabin fitted with dark blue oldfashioned fabric seats, wide and legroom ok, but slightly dirty.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902020.jpg

The scandinavian captain with a short but nevertheless detailed welcome during boarding.
Departure in the right direction from the 2392 meter runway 19. .

Just departed:
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And again:
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Buy on board also here on that service.
No comment from the FO, the route straight northern and no flightlevel information.
A short goodbye during approach from the pilot.
Guys, that approach was fantastic, going into that ice covered bay and aproaching the 2323 meters runway 10.

Close to Svalbard:
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First views:
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Snow covered land:
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Approach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902024.jpg

And again:
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Fantastic views:
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Again:
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Touchdown:
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Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902029.jpg

Ever seen a CRJ full freighter?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902030.jpg

Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902031.jpg

Terminal:
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Deboarding:
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Parked on the apron and quickly out in the public.

In the terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902034.jpg

My bag arrived and also at LYR there is a public bus service timed to meet the arrivals and shuttle the pax to the city, or better houses called Longyearbyen.
Accomodation was the Spitsbergen Hotel, real recommendable.

The hotel:
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My room:
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View downtown:
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A coal mine:
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The church:
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Snowscooter parking:
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Any transport needs?:
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Historic cableway:
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And equipment:
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Spot the polar fox:
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Weather was fantastic, 24 hours shining sun, nearly no clouds, temperature between -5 and +3 degrees.
Svalbard is ice bear country with a big population around, therefore it´s not allowed to leave the town without a rifle or a guide who knows what to do with it.
I walked around and enjoyed the scenery.
Interesting was also that all the hotel guests had to leave their shoes at the hotels entrance.
Why?. With all that coal mines around there goes anything black powdered after a short time.
The day simply cant find no end, so not that much sleep here at Svalbard.

Will I go on SK again?.
Well, if not, I had to wait for a freight ship back to the mainland!.
SK was ok, the fare for that special destination acceptable, staff ok.
And Svalbard with that weather conditions, yeah I will go again!.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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37 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 16958 times:

Hi Markus!

The long-awaited installment ! Excellent pictures and amazing that you went there! It's the most northernly airport in the world, to my knowledge. Certainly far north than Barrow in Alaska and I think farther north than Thule on Greenland. Must be difficult to sleep with 24 h daylight!! Glad you went there in the summertime as being in 24h dakrness probably wouldn't have been that great.......

Did you see any polar bears ? How long did you stay ?

The777Man



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User currently offlineChootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 16867 times:

Hi!!

Great pictures, and the landscapes are breath-taking. You certainly are doing a FANTASTIC job on your multi-leg journey. Hats off to you  trophy   trophy   wave 



chootie
User currently offlineAirthanet From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16782 times:

WOW! A trip report from Svalbard - well played!

Svalbard looks so beautiful. Great trip report with fantastic photos !



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16728 times:

Hello, good to follow some comments.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 1):
The long-awaited installment ! Excellent pictures and amazing that you went there! It's the most northernly airport in the world, to my knowledge.

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 1):
Must be difficult to sleep with 24 h daylight!! Glad you went there in the summertime as being in 24h dakrness probably wouldn't have been that great.......

That 24h hours sun was fantastic. It seems the people there dont sleep during summertime.
No problem for me at all, time enough to sleep at home!.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 1):
Did you see any polar bears ? How long did you stay ?

No polar bears, but lots of guy´s with rifle´s.
My stay was around 24 hours.

@Chootie:

Quoting Chootie (Reply 2):

Great pictures, and the landscapes are breath-taking. You certainly are doing a FANTASTIC job on your multi-leg journey. Hats off to you

Thank you. I will show some more pix with the return flight report.

@Jack:

Quoting Airthanet (Reply 3):
WOW! A trip report from Svalbard - well played!

Svalbard looks so beautiful. Great trip report with fantastic photos !

Thank you and Svalbard is indeed a special place to go.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineBasefly From Denmark, joined Apr 2007, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 16680 times:

WOW.... I was waiting for this from you.... Great pics and good storytelling.... Looking forward to the next installment...


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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16576 times:

Hi Markus,

What a great experience you have had up north! The pictures you have taken are absolutely stunning.

It is just astonishing how you have come up with all those exotic destinations. Though they are rather chilly to me.  cold 

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineThule From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 16476 times:

Markus,

I was eagerly awaiting this one and am not disappointed at all! It looks like the weather was awesome. You should go back again, get out of the city, and go look for some polar bears!

Well, at least that's what I want to do now...


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 16471 times:

Hey, nice to follow some more comments.

@Basefly:

Quoting Basefly (Reply 5):
WOW.... I was waiting for this from you.... Great pics and good storytelling.... Looking forward to the next installment...

Thank you and more pics coming up with the return leg, especially with the departure above the iceberg´s and glaciers.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
What a great experience you have had up north! The pictures you have taken are absolutely stunning.

Thank you.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
Though they are rather chilly to me.

Sounds colder than it was. Dry and cold was ok for me.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 16459 times:

Hi, Thule,

Quoting Thule (Reply 7):
I was eagerly awaiting this one and am not disappointed at all! It looks like the weather was awesome. You should go back again, get out of the city, and go look for some polar bears!

Well, at least that's what I want to do now...

Thanx for your reply.
Absolutely my way, check the rifle´s and going together!.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 16449 times:

Hi Markus,

Wow, what a fantastic trip! A really special report that you don't read every day here. Your pictures are great; I also liked your photos of the town of Longyearbyen. I'm somehow a fan of remote places.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Guys, that approach was fantastic, going into that ice covered bay and aproaching the 2323 meters runway 10.

Sounds fantastic and makes me want to go there too...

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1691 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 16054 times:

Markus,

What an interesting place to visit !!!
You were quite lucky with these weather conditions...I heard in Wintertime, it's dreadful  Sad
Hotel looks, indeed, quite hospitable; how was the food served there ? lot's of fish, bear and reindeer, I guess...

Did you visit the Russian quarters aswell overthere ?

Cheers,

MH017...



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1689 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 15994 times:

I'm speechless........................................................

Sorry, I don't know what to comment. This must be a very very special place to be.
Your talent for searching new destinations has taken you all across Europe, but Svalbard is something amazing.
SK is something we can cope with, especially on such a special route. I wouldn't have thought they would operate a 738 on the route. Expected a smaller 736 to be honest.
There must be quite a decent local market on the route with a 90% filled 738.

Thank you very much for this report. I liked it a lot!
Viele Grüsse,
Joost(D-ALCE)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27003 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 15645 times:

Hi Markus,
Another interesting journey. Very dramatic scenary. Quite remote also.

Great to see what its like and glad you had a good time.

Philip


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 15601 times:

Hey, more comments, real nice.

@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 10):
Wow, what a fantastic trip! A really special report that you don't read every day here. Your pictures are great; I also liked your photos of the town of Longyearbyen. I'm somehow a fan of remote places.

Thank you. Count me in to the remote places!.

@MH017:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 11):
What an interesting place to visit !!!
You were quite lucky with these weather conditions...I heard in Wintertime, it's dreadful

Thank you and the weather was indeed fantastic, but a no go during the long winter nights.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 11):
Hotel looks, indeed, quite hospitable; how was the food served there ? lot's of fish, bear and reindeer, I guess...

Did you visit the Russian quarters aswell overthere ?

Mainly fish, but also different kinds of meat, like you stated available.
Barensburg is only around the corner, better said on the other side of the runway near the
bay. I will show some pix with the return flight.
Ny-Alesund or Pyramiden was to far to go.

@Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 12):
I'm speechless........................................................

Sorry, I don't know what to comment. This must be a very very special place to be.



Quoting DALCE (Reply 12):
Thank you very much for this report. I liked it a lot!

Thank you.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 12):
Expected a smaller 736 to be honest.
There must be quite a decent local market on the route with a 90% filled 738.

Indeed lots of traffic on that route, two flights per day during the summertime, but its the one and only possible way for all the citizens and also the visitors.
Someone told me that Svalbard nowadays is more a large laboratory with several scientist´s
working all around.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Another interesting journey. Very dramatic scenary. Quite remote also.

Great to see what its like and glad you had a good time.

Thank you and that was indeed a very special journey.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15439 times:

Hi Markus,

I had a feeling you would not be able to resist taking this most Northerly flight  Wink Svalbard is beyond beautiful, it's just amazing. Nice to see the new terminal building, it was under construction when I visited three years ago, so at the time check in and reclaim etc... was all handled within a fairly small section of hanger.

Lovely pictures - there was very little snow whilst I was there, not that I was too disappointed, as we were camping!


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineScandinavian From Sweden, joined Sep 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 15268 times:

Hello!

What a nice report and great pics. Svalbard is indeed very scenary.

I visited Longyearbyen last year, took a bad video of the take off:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP9VRJRNIeU



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1874 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 15263 times:
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Hello Markus, what an interesting report! Svalbard has been on my wish list for a while, would you say there is enough to do around there to spent a week? Did you see any wildlife?

Regards Martijn



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 15192 times:

Hey, nice to follow some more comments.

@Dan:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 15):
Svalbard is beyond beautiful, it's just amazing. Nice to see the new terminal building, it was under construction when I visited three years ago,

Thanx for your reply and good to know that you also enjoyed you´re stay there.
Svalbard is definitely beyond beautiful.

@Markus:

Quoting Scandinavian (Reply 16):
What a nice report and great pics. Svalbard is indeed very scenary.

Thank you.
I like you´re video, really nice.

@Martijn:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 17):
Hello Markus, what an interesting report! Svalbard has been on my wish list for a while, would you say there is enough to do around there to spent a week? Did you see any wildlife?

Thank you, its definitely worth to visit.
Take a look at the old mining sites like Pyramiden or Ny-Alesund.
Stay overnight at a frozen ship, surrounded by ice.
Some rifle hiking.
Wildlife, yes, the polar fox, lots of birds,but no icebears.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15077 times:
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Another great report!!

It has been 5 years since my last trip to LYR and you report just reminds me that is about time I go there again. it such a beautiful and tranquil place to be!

Another must is a visit to the bar at the Radisson Blue (SAS) and sample their enormous collection of Cognac and Whiskey, at least it you go in the winter time when it dark 24 hours a day  Wink

Cheers
Stein



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User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14946 times:

Hi Markus,

wow, what a record. The northernmost airport in the world. BTW, what's the southernmost? Have you already been there?

LYR looks amazing. Definitely a place to fly to someday. Looking forward to the city pics.

Stefan


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 14722 times:

Hey, ready for some more comments.

@Stein:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 19):
Another great report!!

Thank you.

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 19):
It has been 5 years since my last trip to LYR and you report just reminds me that is about time I go there again. it such a beautiful and tranquil place to be!

Another must is a visit to the bar at the Radisson Blue (SAS) and sample their enormous collection of Cognac and Whiskey, at least it you go in the winter time when it dark 24 hours a day

Hey, you know, local advice is always very welcomed.
And, I hopefully need not that long to go for northern norway again.

@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 20):
wow, what a record. The northernmost airport in the world. BTW, what's the southernmost? Have you already been there?

LYR looks amazing. Definitely a place to fly to someday.

Thank you.

I dont know the southernmost airport, but it sounds like a good idea to check it out!.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14564 times:

Wow Markus,

What a series of TR's and whata trip you're having!

I have just read all your TR's from this Northern Expedition to Norway giving me a great "Northern Exposure" to this great land. Funny, I only watched a documentary on the northern areas of Norway yesterday, and after that and reading your TR's I wouldn't mind hopping on a plane right now to discover Norway, a country I have still to visit, has always been high on my list of places to visit and has just moved up to a top priority now!

Your trip reports are great, as they are short and to the point, giving a brief, yet very clear impression of all stages of your trip, from your expectations, to your arrival at and time at airport, the flights, and your short stays in these wonderful places... and the cherry on the cake are your great photos.

Well done and continue to enjoy this great trip!

Regards,
Toulouse



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14451 times:

Hey, Toulouse,

thank you for you´re warm welcomed reply.

Norway is one of, if not my favourite destination here in Europe.
There is always something interesting to catch there.

So, I will do my best with the upcoming further stories.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14311 times:

Hi Markus,

definitely a great destination to go to. However, 24 hours of daylight is not to my taste.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Ever seen a CRJ full freighter?:

West Air Europe operates two converted (ex-LH CityLine) CRJs as package freighters. Two more frames are operated by Estafeta Carga Aérea of Mexico - but that's it as far as I know.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
25 BA319-131 : Hi Markus, Still catching up on reports since I've been away! Another great one, many thanks, even MrsBA319-131 likes the scenery, maybe she will do a
26 FLIEGER67 : Hey, good to follow some more comments. @PH: Thank you and both, destination and daylight are special things there. One more thanx for the further inf
27 Infodesk : Hi Markus, Not a lot I can write, just WOW! Stunning landscape, amazing shots from the air and of the town. What a place to visit! I am so glad you ha
28 FLIEGER67 : Hey, Hannah, always good to read your reply. Absolutely. Sounds like a good idea. Maybe!. Thank your for reading and best regards, Markus (FLIEGER67)
29 HT : Spending a whole week in Longyearbyen can become challenging, unless you intend to go onto organized tours quite often. Be reminded, that individuals
30 CalebWilliams : Great work. Almost miss the snow here in Minnesota. Looks just like Minn. in the winter...well there are no mountains in Minn., but still
31 FLIEGER67 : Hello, Holger and Caleb, Thanx for the further informations. Thank you. Greetings, Markus (FLIEGER67)
32 AYA333 : Very interesting TR! I was in Longyearbyen two weeks later for 3 nights. I think it takes about a day to stroll around the village. The rest of the ti
33 HT : This is only, if you walk very slowly ... This is a good idea, as I only later found out that flying intra-norwegian routes will not get you any mile
34 T8KE0FF : Good report although I think you will find that by deboarding you actually mean disembarking.
35 FLIEGER67 : Hey, some more comments. @AYA333: Thank you. Good to follow that some more travellers try to do the Svalbard way!. Yes, I know. Another friendly A.net
36 Post contains links AYA333 : Or visit the Spitsbergen Airship Museum also http://www.spitsbergenairshipmuseum.com/
37 FLIEGER67 : Hey, AYA333, back from a couple of flights down in Spain " target=_blank>http://www.spitsbergenairshipmuseum.com/ and thanx for the great link. Greeti
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