Five Photos – Five Stories – Svalbard


Today is the third day of my Five photos – Five stories challenge and I wanted to share another photo from my time in the Navy.

In april 2012 we sailed from Norway to Svalbard. The archipelago is one of the northernmost land-areas in the world, around 78 degrees north.

I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature there, and since it’s off the beaten track humans have hardly left their mark on it, most of this territory is still pristine, without roads or other signs of human inventions.

Every year they have a cross-country ski marathon and lucky for us it was held the day after our arrival. Me and some of the guys from the boat decided that we wanted to participate and signed up. The race was 42km and took us about 6 hours to finish. I honestly suffered during the whole marathon, but the feeling of accomplishment I got after crossing the finish line made it all worth it. The picture above was taken during the marathon and I’m so happy that I got to see this beautiful scenery.

I would recommend everyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of nature somewhere peaceful and majestic to visit Svalbard.

Have any of you ever been to Svalbard before or are planning a trip in the future?


Today I wanna challenge Indah Susanti.

Five Photos – Five Stories – Svalbard

15 thoughts on “Five Photos – Five Stories – Svalbard

    1. Then you should definitely should try it one day, it’s a lot of fun!
      Svalbard sounds like a perfect place for you to travel, I would recommend you to go there 🙂 I love how the snow is covering the whole Island.

  1. What a beauty! I have never been to Svalbard – it looks cold 😀 hahaha, I am chickened out already but the view is truly impressive!

    Thank you for inviting me to the challenge 🙂 I think I am going to combine it with another challenge. Hope you don’t mind 🙂

  2. That is obe challenging marathon you had. Congratulations! And the mountain of snow nice shot! I haven’t experience snow ever coz I live in a tropical country but I would love to one day. I wish! 😊

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