Nordenskiöld Land National Park

Nordenskiöld Land National Park
Nordenskiöld Land National Park logo.svg
Nordenskiöld Land National Park locator map.svg
LocationSpitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
Nearest cityLongyearbyen
Coordinates77°52′N 15°19′E / 77.867°N 15.317°E / 77.867; 15.317Coordinates: 77°52′N 15°19′E / 77.867°N 15.317°E / 77.867; 15.317
Area1,362 km² (1,207 km² land, 155 km² sea)
Established2003
Governing bodyDirectorate for Nature Management
Official nameNordenskiöldkysten
Designated11 December 2010
Reference no.1968[1]

Nordenskiöld Land National Park (Norwegian: Nordenskiöld Land nasjonalpark) was a national park in Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. Opened in 2003, the park was disestablished in 2021, and replaced by the significantly larger Van Mijenfjorden National Park, which includes the former national park.

The park covered the southern part of Nordenskiöld Land, on the north shore of Van Mijenfjorden. The park included Reindalen, which is Svalbard's largest ice-free valley and features moraines, rock glaciers, pingos and avalanche features. The valley has lush vegetation and the lower part is a wetland. The area is important for reindeer, Arctic fox, waders, geese and ducks.

References

  1. ^ "Nordenskiöldkysten". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  • (in Norwegian) Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management on Nordenskiöld Land National Park


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