|Bearded Seal at Monaco Glacier by Flickr user kerryinlondon|
|Svalbard Polar Bear by Flickr user kerryinlondon|
On Sunday they will be visiting the spectacular bird cliff of Alkefjellet, which is referred to as the Piccadilly Circus of seabirds; its 300m spires rise directly from the sea and create perfect nesting conditions. Tens of thousands of breeding pairs of Brunich’s guillemots as well as Kittywakes and Glaucous gulls nest in this area.
Brunnich's Guillemots at Alkefjellet from Arjen Drost on Vimeo.
Monday will bring a visit to Edgeøya, the third largest island in Svalbard, and the South West Svalbard Nature Reserve. The reserve is rich with wildlife, especially polar bears, reindeer, walrus, sea birds and geese. Navigating the Storfjorden also yields spectacular views of the east coast of Spitsbergen.
Be sure to check back to the blog on Tuesday as we update you on the next Norwegian Experience destination on the cruise!