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Aalborghus

Coordinates
76.38826, -20.90496

Aalborghus [613-2] is a former trappers' station, located at a small bay - Gefion Havn - on the south coast of Godfred Hansen Ø.  Aalborghus is well suited for overnight stay or as temporary base camp for 2-4 persons. 

OBS! Visitors must NOT use any supplies belonging to the Sirius Sledge Patrol, including: fuel, coal, food, dog food, equipment, etc.   

The station must always be left only in a good condition, meaning:

  • Any damages repaired
  • All doors and windows / shutters securely closed
  • Coal stove cleaned for ashes and ready for use
  • Floor nicely swept and cleaned
  • Coal bucket filled with coal
  • Pieces of firewood put in paraffin
  • Hut lamp filled and the glass removed
  • Matchboxes with matches ready in opening
  • Snow shovel secured and visible on the outside of the hut
  • Never use all coal and fuel
  • No garbage or open and smelling food in or near the hut
  • Never leave any food opened. The smell attracts polar bears, and nobody else will eat it anyway

Note: Due to possible damage by polar bears the present condition of the station is unknown. 

Number in brackets [ ] refer to hut number in PS Mikkelsen: North-East Greenland 1908-60.  The Trapper Era. The Scott Polar Research Institute (2008).  

Last updated
31 January 2015

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Aalborghus