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Hinlopen Strait - Svalbard, Norway Highlights:
Alkefjellet bird cliffs, Palanderbukta, Torellneset, walrus, seals, and polar bears
The Hinlopen Strait is a passage between the islands of Nordaustlandet and Spitsbergen Island in the Svalbard archipelago. It is often ice-clogged, but it is one of the best spots for wildlife viewing. You can navigate the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvoya in zodiacs and explore the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet with thousands of Brünnich's guillemots or land at Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet, home to reindeer, pink-footed geese, breeding ivory gulls, and walruses. Watch also for walrus, ringed and harp seals, and polar bears which may be seen resting on the ice floes.

You can also visit Torellneset on across the strait on the island of Nordaustlandet. Be on the lookout for walrus and evidence of isostatic rebound - the rise of a landmass after an ice sheet retreats. The weight of an ice sheet during an Ice Age depressed the land that lay under it.

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