The samples are back from Svalbard! There wasn’t enough snow earlier in the winter to drive a snowmobile into Fardalen, so the samples had to wait until now to be collected. I was worried about them being in -20 degrees Celcius for a long time since the water samples could have frozen and burst their bottles, but this seems not to have happened. Many thanks to Spitsbergen Travel for collecting and sending my samples back to Trondheim!