PE Level 1 Spitsbergen – arrival in Longyearbyen

2 March 2018 by Julie Brown
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Our Polar Experience Level 1 Spitsbergen Team has arrived in Longyearbyen today. 

After a gorgeous flight up to the Svalbard Archipelago, of which Spitsbergen is one island, our team gathered at Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg, their lodging for this evening.


They were greeted with the usual warm welcome that we know from Mary-Ann and her staff.  Our group settled into Mary-Ann’s polar greenhouse for a delicious lunch before they headed over to Dixie’s equipment hangar to prepare for tomorrow’s expedition departure.

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We’ll follow our team’s progress via daily Iridium satellite telephone updates with Dixie.  He is scheduled to call each evening at around 20:00 to provide news from their day and information about their progress.  We’ll update the blog later that evening or the next morning, depending on the time of his call.

We wish our group of polar novices an unforgettable virgin expedition with Dixie.  May there Polar Experience be grand!

A special shout out to Zuiderhuis, our outstanding travel experts for this expedition.