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Barentsburg, Svalbard (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Barentsburg, Svalbard

Map of Barentsburg, Svalbard

The Eclipse Chasers Barentsburg Lenin Barentsburg Arctic Coast Arctic Sunset
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Mining settlement


Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain

3/21/2015: We drove the snow machines on top of the frozen fjord and then over a glacier to arrive in the Russian mining settlement of Barentsburg. On the tour, we were told that this place was the paradise for Russian miners during the soviet era. Through the cloud of black smoke emanating from the coal mine, there were some nice views of the partly frozen fjord from our hotel.

Previous Visit (Van Mijenfjorden: 3/20/2015)
Next Visit (El Cotillo Plain: 3/23/2015)

Species Recorded (4)

Birds ( 3 )

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Rock Ptarmigan - Lagopus muta

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus

Auks and Puffins ( Alcidae )
Black Guillemot - Cepphus grylle




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