Kongsfjord, Svalbard, Norway

Kongsfjord is one of the most beautiful fjords on Spitsbergen, and comparatively easy to access, as it is only very rarely blocked by ice in summer. Ny-Ålesund is a settlement on the south coast of Kongsfjord where coal mining has occurred. Here there is series of glaciers called by the whalers "The Seven Icebergs," which drain a high snowfield.