We spent most of the day within Storfjorden, an immense icy body of water that separates Spitsbergen and Edgeøya (Edge Island). The early morning hour found us still celebrating Midsummer and as there was no sunset tonight, it wasn’t surprising that many people stayed up to watch a polar bear searching for seals on fast ice near Edgeøya. Seals, both bearded and ringed, were scattered about over the ice surface, but they were too alert for any hunting bear to surprise them. We later made our way south-westward over to Spitsbergen Island and spent time before breakfast searching for wildlife on the fast ice around Hambergbreen, a very scenic glacier. There were many more seals to be seen hauled out on this ice, including bearded seals with rust-colored heads and thick moustaches, and of course plenty of ringed seals (sometimes improperly called bear food). It was fun to also see several tiny ringed seal pups. We were hoping to see another polar bear or two, but none was sighted, much to the relief of the seals, no doubt. By late morning, we had sailed past Hedgehogfjellet (an interesting name) and reached Isbukta (Ice Bay). There was plenty of ice in this large bay to interest us and we had fun cruising around amongst the ice floes with our strong, ice-strengthened ship.