I look back at 2016 and remember some of the great experiences, moments and travels!
Local time: 2016-09-15 17:04 Position: 82° 47.23'N 018° 50.53'E Heading: 198° Speed: 6 knots Water depth: 4238 m Wind speed: 7.4 m/s Air temperature: -8.67°C Feels like (wind chill): -16.87°C Sea temperature: -1.8°C It finally happened - we saw a polar bear! There has only been one polar bear spotting earlier on the trip. However, … Continue reading Photo of the day: POLAR BEAR
Being on a Swedish icebreaker with a fantastic crew means learning Swedish traditions. We already had a surströmming party (eating fermented herring, which I wrote about here: https://runaskarbo.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/we-survived-surstromming/). Last Saturday, we got to participate in another Swedish traditional autumn party; kreftskiva (crayfish party)! After what I have learned, you make your own hat for the … Continue reading Kreftskiva: Crayfish and homemade hats
Local time: 2016-09-08 23:48 Position: 88° 05.24'N 080° 28.08'E Heading: 209° Speed: 5.5 knots Water depth: 4478 m Wind speed: 12.1 m/s Air temperature: -6.68°C Feels like (wind chill): -15.83°C Sea temperature: -1.6°C Today has been one of those days who makes me feel like I am the luckiest person on the planet, because I … Continue reading Photo(s) of the day: Arctic sun and halos
Local time: 2016-02-09 16:21 Position: 82° 23.40'N 141° 13.14'W Heading: 65° Speed: 0.7 knots Water depth: 2858 m Wind speed: 6.3 m/s Air temperature: -2.3°C Feels like (wind chill): -8.19°C Sea temperature: -1.4°C Today we met up with the other ship who is part of the expedition Arctic Ocean 2016, the Louis S. St-Laurent (LSSL). … Continue reading Two ships meet: Oden and LSSL
Local time: 2016-08-30 21:19 Position: 82° 34.80'N 138° 19.34'W Heading: 160° Speed: 2.5 knots Water depth: 3337 m Wind speed: 11.3 m/s Air temperature: -0.75°C Feels like (wind chill): -7.96°C Sea temperature: -1.5°C Monday was day 22 out of 44, so now we are over half way in the expedition. Time flies! At the time … Continue reading Halfway through!
Local time: 2016-08-28 10:28 Position: 86° 26.18'N 134° 51.40'W Heading: 235° Speed: 6 knots Water depth: 2440 m Wind speed: 14.1 m/s Air temperature: -0.1°C Feels like (wind chill): -7.32°C Sea temperature: -1.5°C On Friday night, the whole ship was invited to surströmming evening after dinner. Many people, me included, had never had surströmming before, … Continue reading We survived surströmming
Local time: 2016-08-28 15:03 Position: 86° 21.76'N 134° 26.40'W Heading: 246° Speed: 5.3 knots Water depth: 2140 m Wind speed: 19.8 m/s Air temperature: -0.1°C Feels like (wind chill): -8.59°C Sea temperature: -1.5°C (English below) Dette har jeg glemt å nevne, men forrige uke ble jeg intervjuet på radio. Hallo P3 har en spalte som … Continue reading Radiotryne
Local time: 2016-24-08 19:28 Position: 88° 23.40'N 124° 20.22'W Heading: 198° Speed: 2.5 knots Water depth: 3935 m Wind speed: 11.3 m/s Air temperature: -2.3°C Feels like (wind chill): -9.74°C Sea temperature: -1.3°C The last couple of days we have had a lot of wind, up to 21 m/s! We also had some snow. This … Continue reading Photo of the day: Windy!
Local time: 14:23 2016-08-22 Position: 89° 59.02'N 070° 24.63'W Heading: 310° Speed: 4.8 knots Water depth: 4225 m Wind speed: 8.5 m/s Air temperature: -5.15°C Feels like (wind chill): -12.76°C Sea temperature: -1.5°C We have reached the North Pole! Yesterday, 21 August 2016 at 11:03:35, we finally reached it after lurking around in the area … Continue reading 90° North: We have reached the North Pole!