Undoubtedly Anser bernicla, which is common on the west coast of Spitzbergen.
Why didn't he take a ship-load of palm-leaf fans to Spitzbergen while he was about it?
He carried a number of reindeer with him to his base in Spitzbergen, purposing to use these animals to drag his sledges.
They arrived off the coast of Spitzbergen about the middle of May 1827.
Failing in this attempt, he made a second voyage, during which he tried to pass between Spitzbergen and Nova Zembla.
Spitzbergen is home, and every spring they make the long and dangerous passage to it.
Numbers of whales were in sight of Spitzbergen on the same day, which the people made an unsuccessful attempt to catch.
I have noticed that Providence is indifferent about Mexico and Spitzbergen.
No iceberg had been seen, nor any large glacier ice-blocks, such as on the coasts of Spitzbergen replace the Greenland icebergs.
On Spitzbergen, however, all the men had passed a comfortable winter.