- a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of and belonging to Norway. 24,293 sq. mi. (62,920 sq. km).
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In 1817 the Neptune got up to the north of Spitzbergen, as far as the eighty-second degree.
And the cruise of the Farewell under him that got lost in the Spitzbergen seas!
He had himself been to Spitzbergen, and as far north as the 80th parallel of latitude.Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;
Why didn't he take a ship-load of palm-leaf fans to Spitzbergen while he was about it?Cabbages and Kings
They arrived off the coast of Spitzbergen about the middle of May 1827.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
- another name for Svalbard