During a visit to Norway in 1989, Kirsti travelled to Svalbard and operated as VK9NL/JW for 17 days under the auspices of H.I.DX.A. Operating from the Svalbard A.R. Club station, she gave many a new YL country. She also took the opportunity to have a good look around Longyearbyen where she was staying, including a visit to one of the coalmines.
You can read about her experiences here in her book "QRV, a DXer's Life for Me."