Amsterdam Island (officially Amsterdamoya) is a small island located off the northwest coast of Spitsbergen Island. Amsterdamoya covers a total area of approx 17 km2 (7 ml2), of which 11,5% is ice-covered.
- Amsterdam Island is separated from Danes Island via Danskegattet Strait. The isle's highest elevation point (Hiertabreen) is 472 m (1549 ft).
- The island was discovered in 1596 by Willem Barentsz (1550-1597). The Dutch occupied it in 1614, constructing a temporary whaling station on its southeastern promontory.
- A semi-permanent station (named Smeerenburg) was built here in 1619. During the 1640s, this settlement went into decline. It was abandoned before 1660, since when the island is uninhabited.
Amsterdam Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Amsterdam Island dock (anchor) at Smeerenburg - port station (uninhabited) on the southeastern coast.
The Amsterdam Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Amsterdam Island, Smeerenburg, Norway.
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