Day 0: Making our way up


Two hours of sleep should be plenty to see you safely to a place like you’ve never seen before, right?

We’ll, we had to make do with what we got. The alarm rang at 03:15 AM, and I did not fall asleep before 00:30. Shit happens.

It’s always difficult to rest the day before a big adventure, and it was the same yesterday. My back still hurts from yesterday’s accident, but it’s getting better. I just need to avoid sudden movements and to lift heavy weights.

Luckily for me, I tend to pack very light bags. Even too light, some might say.

Resting in the Munich airport lounge

It’s such a convenient human feature that our bodies can run on adrenaline and excitement for a while, otherwise I would be screwed.

As I’m writing this, we are chilling in the Oslo lounge, waiting to make our way to the gate to Longyearbyen. Even though the Svalbard islands are governed by Norway, the flight is still considered international (and requires a passport check).

This has caused some misunderstanding with our checked-in luggage, which I hope to see again once we land at our final destination. Fingers crossed. I’ll keep on writing this post once we land.


Picking this up on the next morning. We basically went to dinner and fell asleep. It was weird to go to bed with all this light but at least the blinders did their job.

Here are a few pictures of Longyearbyen:


Today we will explore the town, learn where everything is and make sure there are no bears within the so-called “safe zone”.

Apologies for the late post, but we still have to adjust to this new routine. I can’t wait to share more with you, so stay tuned!