Taking pictures and filming on the ice


Through these small videos, we hope to give you a taste of what it is like to work and live at the Princess Elisabeth Station. We tried to cover a broad range of topics and uploaded parts of our archives to do so. We hope you'll like it.

  • Storm

    in Daily Life


    The scientists, who were supposed to arrive in Utsteinen on January 27th, ended up arriving later than expected due to the bad weather. The weather conditions in Utsteinen have brought…

  • Mounts Belgica

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    Mounts Belgica

    Shortly after they arrived at Utsteinen, Alain Hubert and a few other members of the BELARE 2008-09 expedition left on a reconnaissance mission in the Mounts Belgica. The first objective…

  • Setting up camp

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    Setting up camp

    The first thing which had to be done after the team members had arrived at Utsteinen was the setting up of base camp. And the first tents to be mounted…

  • Arrival at Utsteinen

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    Arrival at Utsteinen

    The BELARE 2008-2009 expedition has now truly begun. The footage in this short movie was filmed upon arriving at Utsteinen. Alain Hubert opens the station's front door for the first…

  • Base Camp during BELARE 2007-2008

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    Base Camp during BELARE 2007-2008

    This short film travels back in time to the first Princess Elisabeth construction phase of 2007-2008. Find out what the conditions were like at the Utsteinen base camp and see…

  • Touring the Station

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    Touring the Station

    The station has been closed and is entirely insulated. The room dividers have now been added, suggesting the time has come to offer a tour of the inside of the…

  • Night Has Returned

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    Night Has Returned

    This time, it's for good: night time has returned. When the sun dissapears,the moon comes out to follow the Prinoth convoy returning from the coast. Here is a short…