Norway's Magdalenefjord is located on the northwest coast of the island of Spitsbergen. Known for its great beauty, with a spectacular surround of rugged mountain peaks and glaciers. Magdalenefjord extends about eight kilometers inland, and back in Norway's whaling period, it was regarded as one of the best harbors in the area. During the 1600's, several hundred whaling boats frequented this area each summer. Most settlers were Russian, Dutch and Norwegian, with many European countries also represented.
The Magdalena Fjord is magnificent, it is surrounded with glaciers, thousands of sea birds you can see here. Arctic terns is worth watching in particular when they hover, stop and pitch up.