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.
Going to the south-west of the archipelago
Icebergs are rather huge
The shore of the largest island of the archipelago – George Land
Kind of little beach
Basalt has crumbled out and formed so-called “gendarme”
Views from the plateau – icebergs all around
Here was a waterfall that froze right in the air
Different plants have to fight for their life in such conditions … Arctic poppy
Numerous moss and lichen
… and even mushrooms!
And its nestling
Volcano alike Bell Island
Here the nature has “gnawed out” a crater
A hut built by one Scotsman 130 years ago
And all expeditions who come to Bell island leave their marks here