Finneset

Finneset viewed from the land side

Finneset is a peninsula located on the east side of Grønfjorden on Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is located 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) south of Barentsburg. A whaling station was located there until 1905.[1] From 1911 it became the site of the first wireless station in the Arctic, named Svalbard Radio from 19 September 1925. It was also a meteorological station operated by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Both services moved to Longyearbyen on 1 September 1930.[2] It is named for being a fine place to land a ship.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Finneset". Norwegian Polar Institute. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Svalbard radio". Norwegian Polar Institute. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012.

Coordinates: 78°2′0″N 14°14′5″E / 78.03333°N 14.23472°E / 78.03333; 14.23472


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