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Isfjorden

Isfjorden

Isfjorden [Ice Fjord], inlet of the Greenland Sea and largest fjord of Spitsbergen island, Svalbard, Norway, 65 mi (105 km) long and from 8 to 20 mi (12.8-32 km) wide. It receives several glaciers. The mining towns of Longyearbyen, Grumantbyen, and Barentsburg are on the inlet.

Isfjorden is a village in the municipality of Rauma, Norway. Its population (2005) is 1,236. Isfjorden played an important role in the Battle of Kringen, when Scottish ships, needing a landing spot after sea routes had been blocked by Danish forces, landed there on August 20th, 1612.

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