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Hiorthhamn is an abandoned settlement located on the east side of Adventfjorden on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It served as a coal mining camp from 1917 to 1921 operated by De Norske Kullfelter Spitsbergen. The settlement was named for the company's director, Fredrik Hiorth (1851-1923). Muskox were introduced in the area from Greenland in 1929, and the camp took the name Moskushamn in 1938. It reverted to its original name in 2002.[1]


  1. ^ "Hiorthhamn". Norwegian Polar Institute. Archived from the original on 8 April 2012. Retrieved 2012.

Coordinates: 78°16?23?N 15°42?18?E / 78.273°N 15.705°E / 78.273; 15.705

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