Svalbard Jurassic giant reptiles, other fossils
Far north of the Arctic Circle, emerging explorer JA rn Hurum coaxes the secrets of evolution from a rocky polar desert with a treasure trove of fossils, including sea monsters of the Jurassic era .
Spitsbergen Arctic fox, eider ducks, snow buntings
After the ptarmigan love story , in the morning of 3 June 2013, we walked down again to Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard.
The book Birds and Mammals of Svalbard , has, on pages 190-191, a list of no less than 59 songbird species, recorded once or more on the islands.
Snow buntings in Spitsbergen
After our journey on 2 June , 3 June is our first full day in Svalbard . Then, and later, we often saw snow buntings, basically the only songbirds of this Arctic archipelago.
To Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Arctic
But I had never been to the high Arctic so far. The closest I came were the Lofoten islands of Norway, and Iceland , both near the Arctic circle .