>So much for Spitzbergen.
I have to admit I didn’t give it a fair try – Going ashore for the last hour and taking a round-trip shuttle bus tour with Roque. But I get the feeling I didn’t miss much at the most northerly part of Norway we went to this cruise.
“I’m going on a coal mine tour!” announced someone as I almost sneezed coffee out my nose. Reminds me of when the ship docked in St John’s..
The coal mine turned out to be the big attraction. This place really reminded me of Nuuk, Greenland. Looking at a map later, I realised it was located on Svalbard island right in between Greenland and Norway.
Svalbard means something descriptive, like “cold rock”
We were warned about roaming polar bears. I wasn’t sure if they were serious, or..?
This is where the bus dropped us off