There was gentle pitching during the night as we sailed slowly towards Bråsvellbreen, when we turned for the final approach it started rolling but as we were soon surrounded by pack ice the waves completely disappeared. First we sailed along the towering cliffs of Austfonna where there were still cracks visible in the surface until we saw the first waterfall which made clear that Bråsvell was around the corner with its majestic front. Getting there the fog also came in which made the biggest fall even a bit spooky. West was the course afterwards, aiming at Torellneset to look for walrus. The ice became very dense but that also brought the walrus to us as we had a group of males on a floe.
Just when it became clear that the ice was too thick and dense to reach Torell, we were visited by a beautiful red nosed polar bear who started washing herself just 5 meters from the ship, WOW!
After that, memory cards had to be changed and batteries charged just in time to get ready for another curious bear, a big male this time which tried the taste of the Stockholm by licking the hull and even cleaning some portholes.