Majestic peaks and dramatic fjords make a visit to Hornsund special. The highest summits are often shrouded in mist, but if you are lucky you might get a glimpse of Hornsundtind, peaking at 1431 m.a.s.l. Hornsund is the southernmost fjord in Svalbard located in Sør-Spitsbergen National Park. Traces of human activity spanning 400 years can be found almost anywhere where there are possible landing sites.

The old trapper’s cabin in Adriabukta

Polish scientists make extensive use of the old trapper’s cabin in Adriabukta, where there are great views toward Hornsundtind. (Image: Stein Tronstad / The Norwegian Polar Institute)

Map: The Norwegian Polar Institute
Updated May 2015

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