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Titeltbukta (English: Ten Tents Bay) is a bay on the northwestern coast of the island of Jan Mayen.[1] The name originates from the establishment of ten "tents" (in reality wood and brick structures) in the bay in 1624 by Dutch whalers to lodge the men who flensed (cut up) the whales.[1] The Dutch also called it Zuidbaai (South Bay), as it was the most southerly of the whaling bays.[1] The station built there was one of the two main stations established by the Dutch at Jan Mayen (the other being to the north at Engelskbukta).


  1. ^ a b c "Titeltbukta - Vik (Jan Mayen)". Norsk Polarinstitutt (2008-01-01). Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  • Hacquebord, Lawrens. (2004). The Jan Mayen Whaling Industry. Its Exploitation of the Greenland Right Whale and its Impact on the Marine Ecosystem. In: S. Skreslet (ed.), Jan Mayen in Scientific Focus. Amsterdam, Kluwer Academic Publishers. 229-238.
  • Norwegian Polar Institute Place Names of Svalbard Database

Coordinates: 70°54.5′N 8°56.7′W / 70.9083°N 8.9450°W / 70.9083; -8.9450