The Polar dip; Swimming in the Arctic Waters

The Polar dip; Swimming in the Arctic Waters

We took an 8-day #cruise to #tour the #active #Antarctica landscape. We packed a lot into those 8 days, from fjords to #glaciers to ice fields. The journey was epic and we topped it off with a quick dip in the freezing cold waters!


"Run!" My expedition leader shouts.

There’s no turning back.

Despite the heavy snow, I’ve peeled off my parka, fleece, gore-tex, hat, socks and boots. Within seconds, my feet is numb and my hair is standing. In nothing more than my bikini, I race my fellow expedition mates towards the freezing waters. 

In the icy sea, an adrenaline charges through my body like an electric current, while needles seemingly pierce through my skin. As I emerge from the water surface, I feel my lungs pumping harder than usual to breathe and a numbing sensation spreading through my body.

Racing Towards the Arctic Waters. The Water was 2degC, and it was -2degC out in the Open
Racing Towards the Arctic Waters. The Water was 2degC, and it was -2degC out in the Open

The Polar dip

Along the bay of the picturesque Magdalenefjord in the Arctic, I’ve put my endurance to the test. While the experience was energizing, the after-effects are clearly less exciting. Thank god for the sauna onboard our expedition cruise.

Thank god for the sauna onboard our expedition cruise

We’d spent the past week cruising through the Arctic, exploring the fjords, glaciers and ice fields around the archipelago of Svalbard. The journey had been nothing short of epic. Having bagged so many once-in-a-lifetime sights and weaved so much unforgettable memories, I’d thought it right to celebrate with a dip in the Arctic water.

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While the photos don’t really do it justice, trust me, this was definitely one of the craziest things I’ve done in life. 

 this was definitely one of the craziest things I’ve done in life

I’ll let these shots send some chills your way, brrrr….

The Picturesque MagdalenefjordRacing Towards the Arctic Waters. The Water was 2degC, and it was -2degC out in the OpenSplashing Reluctantly in the Freezing WatersFellow Passengers Swimming in the Arctic. They Were Obviously Enjoying it…
The Picturesque Magdalenefjord
Splashing Reluctantly in the Freezing Waters
Fellow Passengers Swimming in the Arctic. They Were Obviously Enjoying it…
Fellow Passengers Swimming in the Arctic. They Were Obviously Enjoying it…


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