Olav V Land

Olav V Land is a peninsula located at the eastern side of Spitsbergen, west of Hinlopen Strait and Ginevra Bay.

Olav V Land is a peninsula in eastern Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard named after Olav V of Norway. It is covered by the Olav V Icefield, measuring about 4,150 square kilometres (1,600 sq mi).[1]

The only larger ice cap in the Svalbard Archipelago is Austfonna in Nordaustlandet, with an area of 8,492 km2 (3,279 sq mi).


  1. ^ Glacier Atlas of Svalbard and Jan Mayen. 1993. Oslo: Norsk polarinstitutt, p. 32.
  • http://www.ssb.no/aarbok/kart/i.html

Coordinates: 78°48′N 19°3′E / 78.800°N 19.050°E / 78.800; 19.050

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