Wahlenbergfjorden, sometimes known in English as Waalenburg Bay, is a fjord on the southwest coast of the Arctic island of Nordaustlandet, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. At 46 kilometres (29 mi) in length, and 15 km (9.3 mi) wide, it is the fifth longest fjord in the archipelago, and the longest on the island. The fjord lies between Gustav V Land and Gustav Adolf Land, at geographical co-ordinates . Its mouth faces Spitsbergen across Hinlopen Strait, the strait separating the two islands.
The fjord is named for the Swedish naturalist Göran Wahlenberg (1780-1851) and has been known by this name since at least the early 1930s. The glacier of Wahlenbergbreen in Oscar II Land, Spitsbergen, is also named for him.
- Wahlenbergfjord, Svalbard place names database, Norwegian Polar Institute, 2005 (URL accessed 29 July 2006)
- Wahlenbergbreen, Svalbard place names database, Norwegian Polar Institute, 2005 (URL accessed 29 July 2006)
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