Sassen–Bünsow Land National Park

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Sassen – Bünsow Land National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Sassen – Bünsow Land National Park
Location Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
Nearest city Longyearbyen
Coordinates 78°23′N 17°15′E / 78.383°N 17.250°E / 78.383; 17.250Coordinates: 78°23′N 17°15′E / 78.383°N 17.250°E / 78.383; 17.250
Area 1,230 km² (1,157 km² land, 73 km² sea)
Established 2003
Governing body Directorate for Nature Management

Sassen – Bünsow Land National Park (Norwegian: Sassen–Bünsow Land nasjonalpark) lies on Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. The park was opened in 2003 and includes both glaciers and several glacially carved valleys. The sealer/whaler Hilmar Nøis built the hunting station Fredheim on the north side of the Sassen river outlet in this area. One of Spitsbergen's highest waterfalls lies in Eskerdalen (Esker Valley) inside the park.

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