Map showing the expedition route around Spitsbergen, Svalbard

2005 Expedition

6-11 March 2005

Tempelfjorden, Spitsbergen

Locked in Ice, North of the 79th Parallel

The Cape Farewell team embarked on their third fieldwork expedition on the 6th of March 2005 where they joined the Noorderlicht locked in ice at Tempelfjorden, just north of the 79th parallel. For six days the crew of twenty artists, scientists and journalists, including novelist Ian McEwan, artists Antony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread and choreographer Siobhan Davies, experienced the Arctic environment in extreme temperatures of -30°C.


Images, sound and video

Follow our journey and experience the extreme Arctic environment in the daily blogs broadcast direct from the deck of the Noorderlicht, or browse galleries of film and images from the voyage.
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David Buckland and the Noorderlicht

"What we've tried to do is gather together a real mix of people, all of whom will hopefully bring different things back from the voyage." (David Buckland). Meet the twenty artists, scientists and journalists and hear about their experiences. 
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Partners and Sponsors

The expedition was made possible through generous sponsorship and partnerships.
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