Isfjorden • Spitsbergen



• image code: SOT10
• a solargraphy at Isfjorden, Spitsbergen
• exposure time 55 days
GPS location 78°14’56.6″N 15°29’54.0″E

The view over Isfjorden from the campsite in Longyearbyen is incredible. This attracts many visitors who prefer a somewhat challenging budget stay in the most northerly. It is one of the first sites you will be able to see from the airport, it’s just a matter of walking down the hill. Close to the site is also a beautiful bird resort. Staying at the campsite is the best way to be close to arctic nature. In the summer time it is full of life, with 24 hours of sunshine around you, and there’s even people who would prefer to stay here in wintertime, but for now the camp site is closed in winter season. It was one of the top locations to go to for experiencing the solar eclips on 20 march 2015.

If you buy a fine art print or limited edition of this image, 10% of the profit will be donated to APECS. This is an organisation which supports early career scientists in their research. Many members of APECS helped me in creating the images in the Touch base project. We all depend on future science. By donating some of my earnings I can do something back to support them.


Mark Haanstra & Oene van Geel have created a music album named after the photo series, Shapes of time. Each photo was an inspiration for a music composition. Shapes of time is also a performed with the photographs translated to animated backgrounds.

Extra info

The image will be printed onto Hahnemühle Natural Line Fine Art Paper based on hemp and using the Epson Sure Color Printing technique.


Shapes of time, album
Shapes of time, project
SEES Scientific expedition
Dutch arctic station


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