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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

Spitsbergen south Coast
 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama
Distant view toward the south-east coast of Spitsbergen.
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 Svalbard panorama

Spitsbergen panorama
Distant view, morning scenery in Hornsund.
The Hornsund is an about 25 kilometres long fjord on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen island.
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 Svalbard panorama Burgerbukta

Spitsbergen panorama Burgerbukta
Burgerbukta is the northermost bay in inner part of Hornsund, southeast in Wedel Jarlsberg Land. After Wilhelm Burger, 1844-1920, Austrian court photographer, member of Count Wilczek's expedition to Spritsbergen and Novaya Zemlya 1872 which mapped and named the bay.
(source "The Names of Svalbard", Norwegian Polar Institute).
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