Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park

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Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park
Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park logo.svg
Bjellåvasstua.jpg
There are cabins and hiking routes in the park; Bjellåvasstua in the northeastern part near Bjellåvatnet
LocationNordland, Norway
Nearest cityMo i Rana and Bodø
Coordinates66°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
Area2,192 km2 (846 sq mi)
Established1989
Governing bodyDirectorate 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. European route E6 and the Nordland Line both follow the southern and eastern borders around the park.[1] The park's eastern border is the Norway-Sweden border and a portion of this border is shared with the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve which lies in Sweden.

At 2,192 square kilometres (846 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 Sami cultural landmarks within the park.

Bjøllåga river in the park

References[edit]

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