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Bråsvell Glacier
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Bråsvell Glacier

Bråsvell Glacier is a glacier located in the Svalbard and Jan Mayen archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It is the largest glacier in the archipelago, covering an area of about 20,000 square kilometers. The glacier is located in the northernmost part of the archipelago, just south of the island of Spitsbergen.

Bråsvell Glacier is the largest glacier in the Svalbard and Jan Mayen archipelago and is made up of three large icefields. The glacier is fed by snow and ice from the surrounding mountains and is constantly advancing and retreating due to the changing climate. The glacier is home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, reindeer, and seabirds.

Bråsvell Glacier has a long history of exploration and has been the site of several important historical events. In 1906, the first expedition to traverse the glacier was undertaken by the Swedish explorer Alfred Jansson. In 1930, the first successful ascent of the glacier was made by Norwegian explorers Helge Backlund and Olav Kjelbotn. In 1941, the first successful traverse of the glacier was made by Norwegian explorer Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen.

Bråsvell Glacier is an important part of the Svalbard and Jan Mayen archipelago and is an important part of its history and culture. The glacier is an important source of fresh water for the region and is home to a variety of wildlife. It is a popular destination for adventurers and explorers, who come to experience the beauty and grandeur of this remote part of the world.

Excursion tips for a day in Bråsvell Glacier

As a tourist in Bråsvell Glacier in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, there are plenty of exciting activities to experience in one day. Here is a list of some of the possibilities:

1. Take a guided glacier hike and explore the unique landscape of the glacier.
2. Enjoy a boat tour and take in the stunning views of the glacier from the water.
3. Go bird watching and look out for local species such as the Arctic Tern, Snow Bunting and Long-tailed Skua.
4. Take a kayak tour and paddle around the glacier’s icebergs.
5. Go fishing and try to catch some of the local fish such as Arctic Char, Cod and Pollock.
6. Visit the nearby research station and learn about the history of the glacier.
7. Go on a snowmobile tour and explore the area’s rugged terrain.
8. Take a helicopter tour and get a bird’s eye view of the glacier.
9. Visit the local museum and learn about the wildlife and history of the area.
10. Spend some time observing the local wildlife such as polar bears, arctic foxes, and walruses.

Experience Bråsvell Glacier with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Bråsvell Glacier. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Bråsvell Glacier

The climate in Bråsvell Glacier in Svalbard and Jan Mayen is quite extreme, with temperatures ranging from -30°C to 5°C. During the winter months, temperatures are usually very cold and snowfall is common, while summers are usually milder with temperatures reaching up to 5°C. In the autumn and spring months, temperatures can be quite unpredictable and can range from -30°C to 5°C. In general, the climate in Bråsvell Glacier is quite harsh, with temperatures usually below freezing and snowfall common throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Bråsvell Glacier

Our weather forecast for Bråsvell Glacier helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 3.4 °C
min: 0.8 °C
14.4 m/s
17.3 m/s
25.1 %
23.7 m
90.2 %
1,016 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 2.3 °C
min: 1.1 °C
10.8 m/s
11.5 m/s
97.3 %
18.0 m
93.6 %
1,013 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 4.0 °C
min: 1 °C
11.2 m/s
13.3 m/s
43.4 %
17.3 m
93.3 %
1,013 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 3.7 °C
min: 2.5 °C
22.7 m/s
27.4 m/s
100.0 %
0.0 m
99.7 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 3.1 °C
min: 2.3 °C
18.0 m/s
29.9 m/s
99.6 %
0.1 m
99.6 %
1,014 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 3.6 °C
min: 2.4 °C
10.4 m/s
10.4 m/s
99.8 %
0.2 m
97.7 %
1,015 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 3.2 °C
min: 2.7 °C
7.3 m/s
7.2 m/s
98.4 %
0.1 m
99.5 %
1,017 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 3.1 °C
min: 2.3 °C
22.3 m/s
29.5 m/s
99.8 %
0.3 m
98.7 %
1,019 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 3.2 °C
min: 2.3 °C
35.6 m/s
45.0 m/s
96.3 %
13.2 m
96.6 %
1,015 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 3.0 °C
min: 2.2 °C
33.5 m/s
42.0 m/s
99.8 %
0.1 m
99.2 %
1,011 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 2.8 °C
min: 2.5 °C
21.6 m/s
30.6 m/s
100.0 %
0.0 m
99.4 %
1,016 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 3.8 °C
min: 2.3 °C
21.5 m/s
29.8 m/s
97.8 %
1.3 m
98.9 %
1,016 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 3.7 °C
min: 2.4 °C
9.4 m/s
9.4 m/s
99.7 %
3.9 m
98.8 %
1,020 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 3.0 °C
min: 2.2 °C
9.0 m/s
9.7 m/s
88.8 %
2.9 m
98.2 %
1,020 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 3.1 °C
min: 2.3 °C
5.5 m/s
5.4 m/s
98.7 %
0.3 m
98.2 %
1,021 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00

Cruises to Bråsvell Glacier

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Maritime AIS Data Bråsvell Glacier

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