Amsterdam Island (officially Amsterdamoya) is located off the northwest coast of Spitsbergen Island (Svalbard Norway). Amsterdamoya covers a total area of approx 17 km2 (7 mi2), of which around 12% is ice-covered.
Amsterdam Island is separated from Danes Island via Danskegattet Strait. 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 and eventually was abandoned by 1660. Currently, Amsterdamoya is uninhabited.
Amsterdam Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Amsterdam Island dock (anchor) at Smeerenburg - port station (uninhabited) on the southeastern coast.
Port Amsterdam Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Amsterdam Island, Smeerenburg, Svalbard Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|24 May, 2020|