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Forlandet National Park is a national park in Svalbard. The park is made up of Prince Karl's Forland and the sea around it and borders the and it borders the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park.




Prince Karl's Forland is elongated and almost divided into two by Forlandssletta. North of the beach plain is an alpine mountain range with pointed peaks with the west side has large beach areas, and the east side has wild and steep glaciers that in several places go all the way down to the sea.

Geologically, Forlandet National Park consists of Caledonian, folded and metamorphic (transformed) rocks, and otherwise some younger sedimentary layered rocks in the northeast. The beach surfaces have beach embankments, and there are several glaciers up the sides of the alpine mountains.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The area is the core area for the world's northernmost population of harbour-seals and here is also the world's northernmost breeding population of guillemots.

There are a number of bird cliffs around the island within the national park boundary, and both the Plankeholmane bird sanctuary and the Forlandsøyane bird sanctuary are located in the conservation area, both with some large nesting populations of eider ducks and geese.


Get in[edit]

Map of Forlandet National Park

Fees and permits[edit]

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Forlandsøyane Bird Sanctuary (Forlandsøyane fuglereservat). A bird reserve established in 1973; includes Forlandsøyane, a group of three islands off Prins Karls Forland. The protected area covers a total area of around 5,400,000 square metres. Forlandsøyane Bird Sanctuary (Q5469853) on Wikidata Forlandsøyane Bird Sanctuary on Wikipedia


Buy, eat and drink[edit]

There are no facilities in Forlandet National Park.


There are no lodging nor designated camping areas in Forlandet National Park.

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Go next[edit]

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