Visiting mine #5

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excited!!
Late last night we were able to book a trip to mine#5. Except for mine #7 and Svea, which still is in coal production mine #5 was one of the mines that lasted the longest.

Mine #5 is located in the mountain above the airport, very close to the new world seed vault. When we got there, we first learned about the history of the mine, before we got our siuts and helmets and went in to the mine, We could unfortunatley not bring our cameras in there because of the methane levels. If we took pictures in there, we could start an explosion..

But we got to see muh of it, and even climb in to the walls where they extracted the coal, and there is no room to stand, you have to crwal in there. Pretty impressive that the miners managed to work under those conditions and with all those heavy tools!

For dinner tiday, we had invited Sigmund and his wife Boopa with us to Funktionærmessen restaurant at the Spitsbergen Hotel. It is the most recognized restaurant at Svalbard. We had a 5 course meal and it was just perfect from beginning to end! Afterwards we stayed in the bar for drinks, before we moved on to a bar called SvalBar and oartied for the rest of the night. Loads of fun!!
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excited!!
excited!!
Getting ready..
Getting ready..
so ready!
so ready!
view from outside the mine
view from outside the mine
oh oh.. we have an experienced tou…
oh oh.. we have an experienced to…
My brother in the bar at Funktion√…
My brother in the bar at Funktion…
Me and my sis
Me and my sis
more of our gang
more of our gang
Brother again!
Brother again!
Sis again!
Sis again!
Alcohol coupon. In Svalbard, the p…
Alcohol coupon. In Svalbard, the …
Walking around town
Walking around town
SvalBar
SvalBar
yeah, no guns inside the bank yal…
yeah, no guns inside the bank ya'…
getting ready for the mine
getting ready for the mine
just doing some posing first
just doing some posing first
sis and i
sis and i
how it was inside! kind off
how it was inside! kind off
old equipment
old equipment
outside the mine
outside the mine
Shooting range, where you learn ho…
Shooting range, where you learn h…
walking
walking
still walking
still walking
looking for fossils
looking for fossils
finally on the glacier!
finally on the glacier!
View of Longyear city from above
View of Longyear city from above
dog and gun
dog and gun