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Thick-billed Murre (Uria l. lomvia) - life on the ledge


The incredible bird cliff of Svalbard

Information about Alkefjellet

The bird cliff here is so impressive it features in the opening credits of The Frozen Planet.

Situated in Hinlopenstretet on the NE side of Spitsbergen, the cliffs are home to around 60,000 pairs of Brünnich’s guillemots, numerous kittiwakes, and Glaucous Gulls and kittiwakes. It is not only the site and sound of the birds, but the cliffs themselves, the geology is stunning with a series of sheer ramparts, some set back (a great place for Arctic Foxes), others going straight down into the sea. It is an outstanding Zodiac cruise, and since ships can get quite close, there is often an additional ships cruise past the cliffs with different angle from the higher vantage point.

Pictures of Alkefjellet

Thick-billed Murre (Uria l. lomvia) - life on the ledge
Arctic Fox at Alkefjellet

Possible Activities in Alkefjellet


Wildlife observation

zodiac fleet

Zodiac rides

Highlights Close to Alkefjellet

Animals in Alkefjellet

Our trips to Alkefjellet

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