Sassen–Bünsow Land National Park

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Sassen – Bünsow Land National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Sassen-Bünsow Land National Park logo.svg
Sassen-Bünsow Land National Park locator map.svg
LocationSpitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
Nearest cityLongyearbyen
Coordinates78°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
Area1,230 km² (1,157 km² land, 73 km² sea)
Established2003
Governing bodyDirectorate 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.

Reindeer in the park

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