Trollsletta

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Trollsletta is located on the southern side of Jan Mayen

Trollsletta is a coastal plain on the North Arctic Ocean island of Jan Mayen. [1]

It is located on the eastern coast and southern side of the island (Sør-Jan). It is inside the southwestern part of the bay Rekvedbukta, between Båtvika and Helenesanden. Trollsletta has a length of about 1,400 meters. The coast consists of low and splintered cliffs. [2] Olonkinbyen is located at Trollsletta. The only settlement on Jan Mayen, Olonkinbyen consists of a weather station and the Norwegian Armed LORAN-C station. [3] [4]

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References

  1. "Trollsletta (Jan Mayen)". Norwegian Polar Institute . Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  2. Orvin, Anders K. (1960). "The place-names of Jan Mayen". Skrifter. 120. Norsk Polarinstitutt: 60.{{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "Olonkinbyen (Jan Mayen)". Norwegian Polar Institute . Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. Arctic Pilot: Sailing directions SvalbardJan Mayen. Vol. 7. Stavanger: The Norwegian Hydrographic Service and The Norwegian Polar Institute. 1988. p. 404. ISBN   82-90653-06-9.

Coordinates: 70°55′17″N8°42′56″W / 70.9215°N 8.7156°W / 70.9215; -8.7156