Question: What are a group of biology students to do with a Sunday off?
Answer: Go on a hike!
We went up the mountain right behind Nybyen, called Sarcofagen. To get there, we had to climb on the Longyearbreen glacier and zig-zag our way up the mountainside. Sarcofagen also has a long ridge down the middle, so we walked out to the tip for a spectacular view of Longyearbyen below. We came down the valley on the other side of the mountain, skirting another glacier, and ended back in Nybyen. It was a great hike!
|The ridge on Sarcofagen. Longyearbreen is on the right,|
and another glacier is off the picture on the left.
|This mailbox, at the tip of Sarcofagen, had a|
guest book inside. The idea is to sign your name
once you've reached the point.
|This is as far was could safely walk on the ridge.|
|View to Longyearbyen below.|