Friday, 29 October 2010

leaving for South-America

Today i arrived in Oslo, after 2 hrs 30 min flight from Reykjavik.

We got the plane tickets only 2 hrs ago!

I only got 5 hrs of sleep.

now it is 2100 hrs and we have to take a train at hrs 4.24 and then we fly to Frankfurt at hrs 0755 where we will arrive after 2 hrs flight. from there we get into a jumbo-jet and fly 13 hrs 45 min to Buenos Aires... hopefully there will be enough space to sleep on the plane...

time difference from Reykjavik to Oslo is +2 hrs and from Oslo to Buenos Aires it will be -5 hrs... 

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

a short field trip to Sólheimajökull

on Saturday Anna, Thelma and I went to my glacier, Sólheimajökull to have a look at it. we measured the retreat/melting since last year, which is 74 meters. BUT, there is another place where the glacier has retreated around 180 meters due to heavy calving.  This can only be measured from aerial photographs.

I found some really old photographs of my glaciers, from 1910. This is a great improvement and good evidence of where the glacier was in the old times and how large it was!

i will probably fly to Norway on Friday and from there to Buenos Aires to board the ship I am going to sail to Antarctica with. My father will join me on the trip, and will be celebrating his 70 year birthday aboard, away from all the stress and party at home;0)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

week-end in Stykkisholmur

Last week-end Anna, Kristjana and I drove up to visit Theo in Stykkisholmur. this photograph was taken on the way. it is a HDR (3 photos on top of each other) of Snæfellsjökull

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Back from a great trip to Greenland

You can read all about my trip to Greenland on my Sirius blog, link is on the right hand side of the page!

In around a month I will be in Buenos Aires were I will be working as a guide and lecturer on board the MV FRAM, the same ship as I went to Greenland with.

It will be GREAT

These are the trips I will make. the trip from Buenos Aires will only be once while it will be two trips from Ushuaia...