Halvmåneøya (English: Half Moon Island) is a small island off the southeastern coast of Edgeøya.

The island was labelled as Abbots I. by the Muscovy Company’s map (1625), and St. Jacob by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1662). Hendrick Doncker (1663) was the first to mark it Halvmaens eyl.. This last name has been retained to the present.


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  • Norwegian Polar Institute Place Names of Svalbard Database

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