1.) Late evening light on snow covered mountain. What photographers refer to as the "blue hour", that time before sun rise and after sunset when the sky glows with color, was not an hour long... but more like 2+ hours long . By the end of our trip in the first week of April, it never really got dark. At 2AM, you could easily see.
30.) This is a photo of the daily ice report from Norwegian Meteorological Institute. The colors dark gray, red and orange indicate ice conditions that we had to avoid. The Svalbard Islands are shown in light gray. These ice conditions and low temperatures were unusual for this time of year; usually the ice would have been a bit further North, vs hard against the islands on three sides.