Kapp Waldburg

A headland on the Svalbard island of Barentsøya, Kapp Waldburg is home to a large kittiwake colony in addition to reindeer and Arctic foxes

Kapp Waldburg

Region: Arctic

Destinations: Svalbard

The headland of Barentsøya

Assuming the local polar bear population allows us to make a landing, Kapp Waldburg may prove to be one of the highlights of your Svalbard voyage. This wide coastal area leads to two gullies among sloping cliffs. We often pass reindeer on our walk into these gullies, where hundreds and sometimes thousands of kittiwakes next on the cliffs faces.

Picture by Sara Jenner

Arctic foxes often linger below the nests to wait for falling chicks. Some of them are quite used to humans, running among our walking groups in search of prey, playing with each other on the tundra, or relaxing in the sun if the weather is fair. This abundance of wildlife makes Kapp Waldburg a great place to take photos or simply enjoy the good company.

Main image by Werner Kruse

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