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Fourteenth of July Glacier
in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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Fourteenth of July Glacier

The Fourteenth of July Glacier is located in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, an archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean to the north of Norway. It is the largest glacier in the archipelago and is named after the date of Norway's independence from Sweden in 1905. It is situated in the northwest of Spitsbergen Island, the largest island in the archipelago.

The Fourteenth of July Glacier is a tidewater glacier, meaning that it flows into the sea. It is around 6 miles wide and 30 miles long, and reaches depths of up to 2,000 feet. The glacier is home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, arctic foxes, walruses, and seals.

The glacier has a long history of exploration. In 1906, the first scientific expedition to the glacier was led by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Nansen and his team were the first to map the area and to take photographs of the glacier. In 1912, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team traveled to the glacier and were the first to ascend its highest peak.

The Fourteenth of July Glacier is also a popular destination for tourists. Many cruise ships stop at the nearby port of Longyearbyen and offer excursions to the glacier. Visitors can explore the glacier on foot or take a boat tour to view its spectacular scenery.

The Fourteenth of July Glacier is an important part of the Svalbard and Jan Mayen archipelago. It is a unique natural wonder that has been studied and explored for centuries. Its beauty and rich history make it a popular destination for tourists and scientists alike.

Excursion tips for a day in Fourteenth of July Glacier

Visiting the Fourteenth of July Glacier in Svalbard and Jan Mayen is an incredible experience for any tourist. Here is a list of possible activities to do on a day trip to this incredible destination:

1. Explore the rugged terrain and breathtaking scenery of the glacier.
2. Take a guided tour of the area to learn more about its history and geological features.
3. Enjoy a scenic boat ride around the glacier and take in the views of the majestic glaciers.
4. Go on a kayaking or canoeing trip around the glacier and get up close to the stunning ice formations.
5. Take part in a guided glacier walk and learn more about the local wildlife.
6. Go on a snowshoeing or cross-country skiing adventure and explore the surrounding area.
7. Visit the nearby museums and learn more about the area’s history and culture.
8. Spend the day fishing and try to catch some of the local species.
9. Take a wildlife safari and spot some of the local animals.
10. Enjoy a picnic or barbeque with a view of the glacier.

Experience Fourteenth of July Glacier with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Fourteenth of July Glacier. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Fourteenth of July Glacier

The Fourteenth of July Glacier in Svalbard and Jan Mayen experiences a cold and harsh climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely rising above freezing. In the winter, temperatures can drop to as low as -25°C, with strong winds and snowfall. The spring brings slightly warmer temperatures and more sunlight, although snowfall is still common. In the summer, temperatures can reach up to 10°C, with long days and plenty of sunshine. The autumn sees temperatures gradually drop and snowfall become more frequent. Overall, the climate in the Fourteenth of July Glacier is cold and harsh, with temperatures rarely rising above freezing, and snowfall and strong winds common throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Fourteenth of July Glacier

Our weather forecast for Fourteenth of July Glacier helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 2.1 °C
min: 1.7 °C
10.1 m/s
13.7 m/s
100.0 %
0.1 m
99.4 %
1,001 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 2.5 °C
min: 1.6 °C
13.0 m/s
18.0 m/s
94.8 %
0.1 m
99.2 %
1,009 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 1.8 °C
min: -1.3 °C
7.9 m/s
8.6 m/s
58.6 %
10.5 m
93.4 %
1,016 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 3.0 °C
min: -1.5 °C
9.7 m/s
8.6 m/s
1.8 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,020 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 3.6 °C
min: 0.8 °C
11.9 m/s
10.4 m/s
2.3 %
24.1 m
68.6 %
1,020 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 3.5 °C
min: 0.6 °C
12.2 m/s
10.4 m/s
22.8 %
23.1 m
79.0 %
1,017 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 2.1 °C
min: 0.6 °C
7.9 m/s
7.9 m/s
77.0 %
4.1 m
95.2 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 1.7 °C
min: -0.4 °C
5.4 m/s
4.7 m/s
53.4 %
19.1 m
91.1 %
1,009 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 2.0 °C
min: -0.7 °C
11.2 m/s
13.7 m/s
66.6 %
12.9 m
93.0 %
1,014 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 1.7 °C
min: 1.2 °C
14.0 m/s
20.9 m/s
98.1 %
0.4 m
98.6 %
1,017 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 1.7 °C
min: -2.2 °C
12.2 m/s
10.1 m/s
46.0 %
16.5 m
88.0 %
1,019 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 0.8 °C
min: -3 °C
11.6 m/s
9.7 m/s
2.9 %
24.1 m
74.0 %
1,022 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 1.4 °C
min: -2.2 °C
11.9 m/s
10.4 m/s
82.5 %
10.6 m
86.3 %
1,023 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 1.9 °C
min: -0.2 °C
10.1 m/s
9.0 m/s
51.4 %
20.7 m
90.3 %
1,025 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 3.1 °C
min: -0.7 °C
13.3 m/s
11.9 m/s
79.6 %
13.3 m
91.2 %
1,025 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00

Cruises to Fourteenth of July Glacier

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Maritime AIS Data Fourteenth of July Glacier

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