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Circumnavigation Svalbard still not possible in late july 2019

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Last year we did a circumnavigation of the island in middle june with no problem. This year there seems to be more ice even a month later, see the ice chart. Anyone on a current cruise that is supposed to go around Svalbard that can report what is possible or not on the cruise?


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From following cruisemapper it doesn’t look like ther has been a circumnavigation this year. We are on the Spitsbergen from 17th August and am thinking that we won’t get to do the circumnavigation.

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We went in July 2019 and were unable to circumnavigate the island.  The crew did a good job with alternatives and we did manage to find one polar bear.


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