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Forlandsøyane are three small islands off the southwestern coast of Prins Karls Forland, at the western side of Spitsbergen, Svalbard. The islands are Nordøya, Midtøya and Sørøya.[1][2] Of these, Midtøya is the largest island.[3] The islands were included in the Forlandsøyane Bird Sanctuary in 1973.[4]


  1. ^ "Forlandsøyane (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Arctic Pilot: Sailing directions Svalbard–Jan Mayen. 7. Stavanger: The Norwegian Hydrographic Service and The Norwegian Polar Institute. 1988. pp. 243, 247. ISBN 82-90653-06-9. 
  3. ^ "Midtøya (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Forskrift om opprettelse av nasjonalparker, naturresevater og fuglereservater, Svalbard." (in Norwegian). Lovdata. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

Coordinates: 78°20′43″N 11°32′54″E / 78.3454°N 11.5484°E / 78.3454; 11.5484