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Tempelfjorden is located at the inner end of Sassenfjorden (in Isfjorden).

Tempelfjorden is a fjord branch at the inner end of Sassenfjorden, a part of Isfjorden at Spitsbergen, Svalbard. It is located between Sabine Land and Bünsow Land.[1]

The fjord is named after the mountain Templet, which resembles a temple.

Every winter, the sailing vessel Noorderlicht is intentionally frozen into Tempelfjorden.


  1. ^ "Tempelfjorden". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 78°22′30″N 16°46′34″E / 78.37500°N 16.77611°E / 78.37500; 16.77611