Signehamna

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Signehamna is a bay and natural harbour in Albert I Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard. It is located at the western side of Lilliehöökfjorden. The bay has a width and length of about one nautical mile. The headland Gunnarpynten in the middle of the bay, which separates Signehamna from Nilspollen, created a suitable harbour for smaller vessels.[1][2]

Signehamna is included in the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park. Relics from weather station Knospe (1941-1942), then Nussbaum, built by German occupants during World War II, are located on the shore.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Signehamna (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. ^ Arctic Pilot: Sailing directions Svalbard–Jan Mayen. 7. Stavanger: The Norwegian Hydrographic Service and The Norwegian Polar Institute. 1988. p. 265. ISBN 82-90653-06-9.
  3. ^ Aasheim, Stein P. (2008). Norges nasjonalparker: Svalbard (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal. p. 93. ISBN 978-82-05-37128-6.

Coordinates: 79°16′20″N 11°32′03″E / 79.2723°N 11.5343°E / 79.2723; 11.5343