Notre aventure polaire au Svalbard, Norvège
Once upon a time, a group of friends had the crazy idea of going to the North Pole during a meal. Come on, I'll introduce you the main characters The Northern lights dance okay and now we're going to choose the outfit because it's cold in March up there we're still going to the northernmost city in the world Well, an under-sweater a fleece Warm socks Ski pants Warm accessories Warm coat Sorel And my backpack ! Let's go ! Audrey the winner ! winner by knockout Half-day stopover in Oslo time to eat salmon and visit this pretty city We walk in Oslo And today it's the departure for the polar adventure towards Longyearbyen in Svalbard We are passing above the polar circle Svalvard is far beyond the Arctic Circle We are almost 1000 km from the North Pole Marseille Lille We just arrived, it's too beautiful Have you ever seen such a beautiful tarmac Welcome to polar bear kingdom We arrive at our accommodation, our apartment is there on the first floor When you enter a place you must always take off your shoes Here is our accommodation during this week with an amazing view It's a bit cold ! We were on the heights of Longyearbyen about 10 minutes walk from the city center The view of the store is not bad And the adventure begins at the supermarket with the shopping we must take a little strength with all that awaits us The predictions of the Aurora Borealis were very strong on the so we took a little snowcat excursion, you'll see what it's like We had a super clear sky but no green cloud on the horizon When you suddenly see a white streak in the sky This is what it looks like with the device, we were a little disappointed Chasing the aurora borealis It's 1am and the sky is rather clear, but there is none And it was when we got back to our accommodation that we had this nice surprise The video is what we see in real life the photos are always brighter but it's still incredible The weather changes very quickly on this island, there is a lot of wind you will have noticed "We're going to eat dog steak" "We don't hear each other talk anymore" We also went to meet future sled dogs who were still very young! After a busy day we went to recharge our batteries at Svalbar yes the name is very well found Cheers ! It's hot inside The sky was clear again so I went out alone that night to watch for the aurora but nothing One day an activity today it will be snowmobiling in the east of the island in Svalbard as there is no road outside the city the snowmobile is the only means of transport of the locals our guide was Lara Croft Norwegian ! I will taste reindeer heart so small clarification it's been 7 years that I no longer eat meat so yes it was disgusting "Did you like the reindeer heart?" "Yes, delicious" and we wanted to see a polar bear so much that we thought we saw one but in fact no it was a rock so here we are currently at the bottom of a glacier, and we are on the sea, which is covered with snow too beautiful "Salty ice" It's not the polar expedition, it's the shop expedition We stay there, and there is the ice rink A brunch is preparing, but look at the weather little fun fact about Svalbard, there are more polar bears than humans T hat's why we can't go out of town without a gun. It is forbidden to pass this panel if you are not armed "you're already going outside you say you did something stupid but good as you have even crazier friends you who are starting to go in the water you are also going because you are weak than the group effect to go there " and after it's a big change in temperature, we'll regain our strength at the restaurant we arrive at the restaurant we have to take off our shoes and we have Crocs "He's gonna punch you in your face" His butt here ! What do we eat here? Reindeer, seal, ok.
We will try the seal, the whale and the reindeer Seal ! Looks like meat. Yesterday we were there and today we go on the boat The goal today is to see seals, walruses and maybe a polar bear? In 10 seconds the sun is back, the storm is gone There we arrive on the sea of ice assessment of the day: mixed. The magnificent landscapes but if you are seasick it is better not to take the boat Today: snowshoe hike and ice cave visit We climbed on snowshoes to the heights of Longyearbyen Beautiful owl Soso Now, exploration of an ice cave, not to be done if you are claustrophobic of course, and this dog obviously was not at all No one got stuck in it perfect! By the way it's better not to die in Svalbard, since we can't bury you on this island because of the frozen ground that was the little dark fun fact and here it is already time to leave we spent an incredible week so emotionally charged well of course we haven't seen polar bears but at that time of the year they are generally on the ice to hunt and they return to land when it starts to melt in early summer it was such an unusual destination still protected from mass tourism and for a long time to come I think there are very few offers to read you on the island in fact almost not just a little in the city and the locals do everything possible to preserve its places and especially to think that we were also close to the North Pole but it's incredible so we leave with magnificent memories and above all the sky offers us its last dance