Platåberget

Platåberget is a mountain in Nordenskiöld Land on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is 464 meters (1,522 ft) tall and has a distinct plateau shape, for which it is named. It is bordered to the west by Bjørndalen, to the east by Blomsterdalen and to the north by Hotellneset and Adventfjorden.[1] The mountain is a few kilometers from Longyearbyen and is next to Svalbard Airport, Longyear. It is the site of Svalbard Satellite Station and Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Platåberget as seen from Isfjorden
Platåberget in front of Adventfjorden

On 30 April 1995, a 22-year-old Norwegian college student Nina Olaussen was killed by a polar bear on Platåberget, only a few kilometers from Longyearbyen.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Platåberget". Norwegian Polar Institute. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. ^ Polar Bear Kills Norwegian Woman. Retrieved 2013-05-13.

Coordinates: 78°13.1′N 15°27.1′E / 78.2183°N 15.4517°E / 78.2183; 15.4517