Smeerenburg is an old whaling station, dating back to the 1600s when Dutch whales set up a base on Amsterdamoya. Nowadays all that's left are the circular remains of the cauldrons, used to boil the blubber of Bowhead whales. The beaches around Smeerenburg are also popular with walrus, who love to sleep for up to a week at a time!
Map of Smeerenburg
Trips that visit Smeerenburg
Arctic bound: Scotland to Svalbard
Beginning in Scotland and finishing in Svalbard, deep inside the High Arctic, experience the changing habitats as you push into the Land of the White Bear. At every step of the way the richness of the local history and wildlife…
- 15 Days