Seal really wanted a ride on this dinghy

Seal Tries to Climb Aboard Dinghy
Seal Tries to Climb Aboard Dinghy

Berthold Hinrichs has plenty of adventures in the icy waters around Scandinavia.

Back in 2012, he was in Woodfjorden on the remote northerly island of Spitsbergen. After dropping anchor, a seal tried to get into his dinghy. Now, the video has gone viral.

Berthold told Storyful that 'seals like to rest on ice-floes but if there isn't ice they look for somewhere else they can rest and keep a outlook for polar bears.'

The seal tried to get up on the boat for an hour with no success ... well, unless you count 'being the cutest thing ever' as a success.