Barentsoya Island (aka Barents Island) is located in the Norway's Svalbard archipelago, It lies between Edgeoya Island and Spitsbergen Island and has no permanent human settlements. Barents Island was named after Willem Barents, a Dutch explorer who actually never sighted the isle.
- The island is also part of the Soraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve.
- Around 43% of Barentsoya's total area (1288 km2 / 497 ml2) is glaciated. The Kukenthaloya Island is located to the north, in the sound between Barentsoya and Spitsbergen. The sound that separates Barents Island from Edgeoya to the south is named Freemansundet.
- In geologic time most of the surface rock was eroded by glaciation. The entire region is populated by polar bears, with a recognisable genetic differentiation specialized to Barents Sea region.
Highlights: Whalebones, birds, Sundneset
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