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Vestfonna on the island Nordaustlandet. It is separated from Austfonna, the island's largest ice cap.
Location Svalbard, Arctic Ocean, Norway
Area 2,500 km2 (618,000 acres)

Vestfonna is an ice cap located on the western part Nordaustlandet in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. The glacier covers an area of about 2,500 km2.[1] It is the third largest ice cap in Svalbard and Norway by area, after Austfonna and Olav V Land.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hagen, Jon Ove. "Vestfonna". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 

Coordinates: 79°57′N 20°30′E / 79.950°N 20.500°E / 79.950; 20.500