Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Inside this post we’ll travel to Frantz Josef Land Archipelago, look through a port hole, land, go along the glacier and view the wonderful landscapes.

Frantz Josef Land is a basaltic plateau split into many islands and covered with ice.

Alexander Island

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Going to the south-west of the archipelago

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Icebergs are rather huge

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Icebergs formation

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Landing

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

The shore of the largest island of the archipelago – George Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Kind of little beach

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Nil’ cape

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Blue icebergs

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Wonderful rocks

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Basalt has crumbled out and formed so-called “gendarme”

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Views from the plateau – icebergs all around

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Risky descent

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Here was a waterfall that froze right in the air

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Different plants have to fight for their life in such conditions … Arctic poppy

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Some saxifrage

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Numerous moss and lichen

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

… and even mushrooms!

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Little auks

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Glaucous gull

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

And its nestling

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Sandpipers

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Arctic skua

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Volcano alike Bell Island

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Here the nature has “gnawed out” a crater

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

A hut built by one Scotsman 130 years ago

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

And all expeditions who come to Bell island leave their marks here

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

Travelling to Frantz Josef Land

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