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Thread: Cessna flight from Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) to Longyearbyan, Spitzbergen (Svalbard Islands)

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    Default Cessna flight from Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) to Longyearbyan, Spitzbergen (Svalbard Islands)

    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Jun-10-03 AT 12:29PM (EDT)[/font][p]Svalbard is Europe's northernmost territory. Svalbard is the name for the archipelago situated between 74N10E and 81N35E latitudes. It consists of the major islands Spitzbergen (the largest), Nordaustlandet, Kong Karls Land, Prins Karls Forland, Barents°ya, Edge°ya, Hopen, Bj°rn°ya and a quantity of smaller islands and islets. The archipelago has a total area of 62.700 km2, two thirds of which are covered by glaciers. Distance from the north pole is approx. 1000 kilometers.

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    There are several small settlements in Svalbard. The main Norwegian settlement are in Longyearbyen, and the Russian settlements are in Pyramiden and Barentsburg. There are approximately 1430 Norwegians, 1150 Russians/Ukrainians and 9 Polish persons in settlements in Svalbard.

    Svalbard means the land with the cold coast, or more accurate only "cold edge". "Sval" is a Norwegian name for "cool", and "bard" is an old name for "edge". Considering the high latitude, the west coast of Spitsbergen has a mild climate due to the Gulf stream, and the sea is normally free of ice from June to December. The average temperature in Longyearbyen in January is -15.8 ░C, and in July 6.1 ░C.

    The Longyear runway is 2140 by 45 metres, and is normally open every day of the year, and all kinds of planes can land at the airport in Longyearbyan.

    Let the flight begin... enjoy! :-jumpy


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    On Ivalo runway. The weather is nice. :-)





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    And off we go.





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    The town of Ivalo (3000 inhabitants).





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    Goodbye Ivalo...





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    The main road to Ivalo. Nice scenery.





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    This is from the northen Norway. Note the low-flying clouds (that is not snow).





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    Well it's time to say goodbye to the beautiful region and prepare for a long flight...





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    ...in the middle of nowhere!





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    At long last, finally seeing something else than blue and white. :-lol





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    The scenery took me by surprise - it's just :-eek :o :-eek





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    Crossing the mighty Van Mijenfjord.





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    Nearing the Longyearbyan airport.





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    And there we are. A very nice flight, especially the Svalbard part.

    Have a nice day! :-wave

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    Default RE: Cessna flight from Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) to Longyearbyan, Spitzbergen (Svalbard Islands)

    very nice! intresting angles you use in your shots
    i like it a lot :D

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    Default RE: Cessna flight from Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) to Longyearbyan, Spitzbergen (Svalbard Islands)

    Me too, beautiful (long) flight and great scenery!!

    Jan Henk Peereboom

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    What a fascianting flight. You made some very nice shots of the scenery and cockpit. I like the one when you can see the Cessna (close up) flying over the water and some clouds in the background.

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    Default RE: Cessna flight from Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) to Longyearbyan, Spitzbergen (Svalbard Islands)

    Very nice shots & interesting introduction - I always thought those islands would be uninhabited with them being so far north..I certainly didn't think there would be an airfield there.

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    Default RE: Cessna flight from Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) to Longyearbyan, Spitzbergen (Svalbard Islands)

    Thank you everyone for your comments!


    There are actually 4 airports, but this was the only one with a paved runway (main airport for tourists etc). The other 3 are unpaved and I am not sure if they are modeled in 2K2. Maybe in FS2006. :-lol

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    Default RE: Cessna flight from Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) to Longyearbyan, Spitzbergen (Svalbard Islands)

    Should try a flight to Jan Mayen.. ;-)

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    Hi.

    Great shots.

    I went to Svalbard last spring (4 days before the midnight sun in April. It's just about one day a year with midnight sun most of the spring/summer and dark for some 4 months during winter). I guess it must be one of the most beautiful places on earth. Amazing place, and more polar bears than people:-)

    I think there's about one flight to Svalbard each day with newspapers and tourists. And of course all of Svalbard is a tax-free zone!

    I'll recommend Svalbard in real life for all of you, and go during easter or a little later. Bring some warm clothes though.

    Sindre

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    I guess in that last picture he had to run for the bathroom and forgot to close the door because he was in such a hurry.
    :-lol :-tongue :-lol

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