Svalbard - the first days in Svalbard A blog by Mark Bayley Posted August 5, 2015 Great that you're both taking glaciology but also you're seeing Svalbard. Looking forward to your updates! :-) So very jealous... What a terrific experience...must admit i had to look that place name up to discover where it was. Thanks guys, apologies for the lack of updates. Fieldwork starts Friday. Off to see a tidewater glacier, Tempelfjord. I am limited to the town without a rifle, so nothing much to update on. However, gun training starts tomorrow. Has turned cooler though!