Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park

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Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park logo.svg
Map showing the location of Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park
There are cabins and hiking routes in the park; Bjellåvasstua in the northeastern part near Bjellåvatnet
Location Nordland, Norway
Nearest city Mo i Rana and Bodø
Coordinates 66°36′N 14°11′E / 66.600°N 14.183°E / 66.600; 14.183Coordinates: 66°36′N 14°11′E / 66.600°N 14.183°E / 66.600; 14.183
Area 2,102 km2 (812 sq mi)
Established 1989
Governing body Directorate for Nature Management

Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park (Norwegian: Saltfjellet–Svartisen nasjonalpark) is a national park in Nordland county in Norway. It is located within the municipalities of Beiarn, Meløy, Rana, Rødøy, Saltdal, and Bodø. The European route E06 highway and the Nordlandsbanen railway line both follow the southern and eastern borders around the park.[1]

At 2,102 square kilometres (812 sq mi), it is one of the largest national parks in Norway. It is also one of the most varied, since it includes both alpine mountain formations with glacier tongues, as well as gently sloping mountain plateaus and forested valleys. The national park encompasses parts of the Saltfjellet mountain range. The Svartisen glacier is a central part of the park. There are also many Saami cultural landmarks within the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Saltfjellet-Svartisen nasjonalpark" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-12-13. 

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