Panorama Spitsbergen Hinlopen Strait

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A view towards Wilhelmøya Island (seen from the north).
Wilhelmøya Island in Hinlopenstrait (area 120 km2) is named after Wilhelm I (1797-1888), King of Prussia (1861-88), Emperor of Germany (1871-88). About 33,5 % of the island is covered with ice. The highest elevation is Kaisarkampen (seen on the image at the left). The island is seperated from Spitsbergen island by a narrow strait, the Bjørnsundet.