Adventfjorden

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Adventfjorden lies on the southern side of Isfjorden on Spitsbergen's west coast.

Adventfjorden (Advent Bay) is a 7 km long and 4 km wide bay on the southern side of Isfjorden, on the west coast of Spitsbergen. The name is a corruption of Adventure Bay, which was probably named after the Hull whaleship Adventure, which resorted to Isfjorden in 1656. The fjord was originally known as Klass Billen Bay. At the head of Adventfjorden is Adventdalen.

The former mining camp of Longyearbyen (now Svalbard's main town) lies on the fjord's southwestern shore, while another former mining camp, Hiorthhamn, is located on its northeastern shore.

References[edit]

  • Conway, W. M. 1906. No Man’s Land: A History of Spitsbergen from Its Discovery in 1596 to the Beginning of the Scientific Exploration of the Country. Cambridge: At the University Press.

Coordinates: 78°10′N 15°40′E / 78.167°N 15.667°E / 78.167; 15.667