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Spitsbergen, Svalbard archipelago

Svalbard, formerly known as Spitsbergen, consists of a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, which are situated far north of the Arctic Circle and about 1000 kilometres south of the North Pole. Three large islands dominate the territory: Spitsbergen, Nordaustlandlet, and Edgeøya. The other six main islands are Barentsøya, Prins Karls Forland, Kong Karls Land, Kvitøya, Hopen, and Bjømøya.


Pyramiden/Nordenskiöldbreen Woodfjorden/Liefdefjorden Sjuøyane archipelago & Hinlopen Strait Brasvellbreen/Austfonna ice cap Spitsbergen south Coast

Woodfjorden/Liefdefjorden
Woodfjorden is a 65 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide fiord running in a north-south direction from the north shore of Spitsbergen island. Liefdefjorden is a branch of Woodfjorden and is dominated by spectacular glaciers.
 Spitsbergen panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Woodfjorden (a view towards east).
The image shows the northernmost part between the glacier Gärmbreen at the left to Bravallafjella mountain ridge (right).
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 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Woodfjorden (a view towards east).
The image shows the stretch between Bravallafjella (left) and Prinsetoppen 738 m (right).
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Woodfjorden, Liefdefjorden
(timelapse and animated panoramic images)


 
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    Woodfjorden
    A view towards Jakobsenbukta with Hisdalfjellet (865 m), Georgbreen and unnamed summit (1'103 m) behind.
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    Woodfjorden
    A view towards Prismefjella (903 m) at Kapp Augusta Victoria.
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    Woodfjorden
    A distant view towards the southern end of the Bockfjorden with Adolfbreen (left) and Friedrichbreen. The mountain between the two glaciers is Smorstappen (1'026 m)
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    A view towards Evabree




 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Woodfjorden/Liefdefjorden.
A view towards Evabreen and Paradisbreen in the northwest.
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 Spitzbergen panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Woodfjorden.
The image shows Korken (741 m) on the northern end of the peninsula, seperating Bockfjorden (left) from Liefdefjorden (right).
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 Svalbard panorama Bockfjorden

Spitsbergen panorama, Bockfjorden.
A distant view towards the southern end of Bockfjorden. The main peaks are Trolltindane (958 m), Williamstarnet (1'057 m), Smorstabben (1'016 m) and Krona (1'207 m) with Adolfbreen and Friedrichbreen (from left to right). Bockfjorden is s small fiord on the western side of Woodfjorden, north in Haakon VIl Land. It is named after the German Franz-Karl von Bock, b. 1876, then captain, who with Count Poninski undertook a stereophotogrammetric survey of Woodfjorden in 1907.
(source "The Names of Svalbard", Norwegian Polar Institute).
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 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Woodfjorden/Liefdefjorden.
Korken 741 m.
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 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Liefdefjorden.
A view towards Idabreen and Erikbreen.
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 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Liefdefjorden.
Liefdefjorden with Monacobreen, Seligerbreen and Emmabreen (from left to right).
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    Hannabreen with Blåryggen and Hannaryggen (appr. 850 m).
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    Erikbreen with Pteraspistoppen (837 m).
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    Idabreen with Renaudfjellet (873 m).
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    Monacobreen, Seligerbreen and Emmabreen (from left to right).
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    Monacobreen and Seligerbreen.
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 Liefdefjorden panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Liefdefjorden.
Liefdefjorden with Monacobreen, Seligerbreen and Emmabreen (from left to right).
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 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Liefdefjorden.
Seligerbreen (Seligerbreen is named after a German topographer, Paul Seliger).
Stortingspresidenten ridge at the left (highest point Hoghotten (1'004 m), Solrova mountain (931 m) in the center and Hesteskoen (1'041 m) at the right.
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 Liefdefjorden panorama Monacobreen

Spitsbergen panorama, Liefdefjorden.
The icefront of Monacobreen.
Large glacier debouching into the head of Liefdefjorden. The glacier is named after Prince Albert l of Monaco. Scottish polar explorer Dr. William S. Bruce was a member of the Prince's expedition in 1899 and he probably then saw the glacier, which was mapped by the expeditions in 1906 and 1907 organized by the Prince and led by G. lsachsen.
(source "The Names of Svalbard", Norwegian Polar Institute).
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 Liefdefjorden panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Liefdefjorden.
Liefdefjorden with Monacobreen, Seligerbreen, Emmabreen and Idabreen (from left to right).
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 Spitsbergen panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Liefdefjorden.
Liefdefjorden with Idabreen and Erikbreen (from left to right).
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 Spitsbergen panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Woodfjorden.
At Mushamna Bay on the eastern side of the northern part of Woodfjorden (=the mouse bay. Norwegian translation of the oldest name, Muys haven, Blaeu 1662).
(source "The Names of Svalbard", Norwegian Polar Institute).
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 Spitsbergen panorama

Spitsbergen panorama, Wijdefjorden.
Part of a panoramic distant view from the mouth of Wijdefjorden (south of Moffen island) towards the northern coast of Spitsbergen.
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