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Austfonna is an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Covering an area of 8,105 km² it is the largest ice cap by area and with 1,900 km³ the second largest by volume in Europe, after the Vatnajökull in Iceland, and the seventh largest in the world. Austfonna has a thickness of up to 560 metres, and is and 200 km in circumference. The ice dome reaches an elevation of 783 meters above sea level. The southern third of Austfonna is sometimes called Sørfonna, which is a separate ice cap, separated from the main part of Austfonna by a long, ice-filled depression, and forming a separate crestal dome. Vegafonna in the southwest is also connected to Austfonna proper, specifically to, and is separated from it by Erica Valley. Vegafonna also forms a separate dome. Immediately west of Vegafonna is Glittne ice cap, which is considered part of the former. Vestfonna in the northwest of the island is a totally separate ice cap.
Nordre Isfjorden National Park
Nordre Isfjorden National Park lies on Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. It lies across the Isfjorden north of Barentsburg. The park was opened in 2003. The park carries the name of the Isfjorden fjords, which is one of the largest fjords in Svalbard. On the northern section of this fjord lies a virgin coastal landscape that sustains considerable vegetation and wildlife.
Sør-Spitsbergen National Park
Sør-Spitsbergen National Park encompasses the southern end of Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. The park was opened in 1973 and includes Wedel Jarlsberg Land, Torell Land and Sørkapp Land. Over 65% of the region is ice cap, with much of the rest tundra.
Sassen – Bünsow Land National Park
Sassen – Bünsow Land National Park 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 inside the park.
Nordenskiöld Land National Park
Nordenskiöld Land National Park lies on Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. Its area includes also the icefree Reindalen. The park was opened in 2003.
Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park
Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park is located on the Norwegian arctic archipelago of Svalbard and includes parts of north-west Spitsbergen and nearby islands such as Danskøya and Moffen. It contains, among other things, warm springs and remains of volcanoes in Bockfjorden.