It was a very long day. We all met Heathrow airport all in good time except fro one group who had coach problems on the way down. We expected delays with all the security but the airport was relatively quiet and with the help of the very kind and efficient SAS staff we were through to airside without delay.
Three flights later, stopping at Oslo and Tromsowe arrived at our destination Longyearbyen on the Norwegien island of Svalbard. It was 2am and the first thing that hit use was that it was as light at that time as it is at midday in the UK. It takes a bit of getting used to.
After about 3 hours sleep we were up and raring to go, well most of us.