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Forlandsund-Isfjord – 12th July 2017

The best days are often those ones where you don’t follow plans, but things just happen. One more good reason just to follow the wind sometimes!

To begin with, we were a bit late, as we had spent quite a bit of time last night with the bird cliff and the blue fox in Krossfjord. So we were not in Isfjord when we woke up, but still in Forlandsund. Which was not bad, it is a beautiful area, and we set course for a landing site after breakfast, entering a lovely, little natural harbour with the Zodiacs. We enjoyed the beauties of the west coast tundra for a while, the colourful flowers, the wide-open tundra, views from little hills, the rugged coastline, until we spotted a polar bear in the distance. It turned out to be a mother bear with two cubs!

Gallery – Forlandsund-Isfjord – 12th July 2017

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We moved out, but later we managed to get some stunning views of the polar bear family from the Zodiacs. The three were feeding from the carcass of a walrus. An unforgettable moment and an unexpected highlight of this voyage, which is slowly coming towards its end! It was – still is – a great trip, something that we celebrated in the evening, after another, little landing on Erdmannflya, without polar bears this time, with our traditional Captain’s Dinner. Cheers!

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