I have been working in the Arctic for 3 months from June to September. In between I managed to squeeze in a trip to Germany and to the Lofoten Islands in Norway. But the beauty of the Arctic is captivating. Especially East Greenland impressed me with its icebergs and stunning geology. In the Svalbard the wildlife is the main focus and I saw beluga whales, humpback and blue whales, loads of polar bears, luckily most of them from the safety of the ship.