Platåberget

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Platåberget as seen from Isfjorden
Platåberget in front of Adventfjorden

Platåberget is a mountain in Nordenskiöld Land on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is 464 meters (1,522 ft) tall and has a distinct plateau shape, for which it is named. It is bordered to the west by Bjørndalen, to the east by Blomsterdalen and to the north by Hotellneset and Adventfjorden.[1] The mountain a few kilometers from Longyearbyen and next to Svalbard Airport, Longyear. It is the site of Svalbard Satellite Station and Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

On 30 April 1995, a 22-year-old Norwegian college student Nina Olaussen was killed by a polar bear on Platåberget, only a few kilometers from Longyearbyen.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Platåberget". Norwegian Polar Institute. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Polar Bear Kills Norwegian Woman. Retrieved on 2013-05-13.

Coordinates: 78°13.1′N 15°27.1′E / 78.2183°N 15.4517°E / 78.2183; 15.4517