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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 Barents√łya, Prins Karls Forland, Kong Karls Land, Kvitøya, Hopen, and Bjømøya.


Pyramiden/Nordenski√∂ldbreen Woodfjorden/Liefdefjorden Sjuøyane archipelago & Hinlopen Strait Brasvellbreen/Austfonna ice cap Spitsbergen south Coast

Brasvellbreen/Austfonna ice cap
The ice wall of the Brasvellbreen glacier (Austfonna ice cap) in Nordaustlandet is about 180 kilometres long and known as the longest glacier front of the northern hemisphere. Austfonna is the largest icecap in Svalbard, covering approximately 8400 square kilometres and has a thickness of up to 560 metres. .
 Svalbard Brasvellbreen panorama

Spitsbergen panorama Brasvellbreen glacier
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Brasvellbreen glacier
(timelapse and animated panoramic images)



 
 Svalbard panorama Brasvellbreen

Spitsbergen panorama Brasvellbreen glacier
The ice wall of the Brasvellbreen glacier (Austfonna ice cap).
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 Svalbard panorama Brasvellbreen

Spitsbergen panorama Brasvellbreen glacier
The ice wall of the Brasvellbreen glacier (Austfonna ice cap).
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 Svalbard panorama Brasvellbreen

Spitsbergen panorama Brasvellbreen glacier
The ice wall of the Brasvellbreen glacier (Austfonna ice cap).
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