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Hinlopenstretet is a strait located between Svalbard and Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean. It is located north of Norway, between the two islands of Spitsbergen and Nordaustlandet in Svalbard, and Jan Mayen Island in Jan Mayen. The strait is approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) long and varies in width from 4 to 10 kilometers (2.5 to 6.2 miles).

Hinlopenstretet is an important shipping route in the Arctic Ocean, connecting the northernmost parts of Norway with the rest of the world. The strait is known for its strong currents and difficult navigation, as well as its abundance of sea ice. The strait is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seals, walruses, whales, and polar bears.

Hinlopenstretet has a long and rich history. It was first explored by Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz in 1596, who named the strait after Dutch merchant and explorer Jacob Heemskerk van Hinlopen. In the 19th century, the strait was used by whalers and explorers, and in the 20th century it became an important shipping route for the fishing industry.

In recent years, Hinlopenstretet has become a popular destination for tourists and adventurers. It is home to a variety of wildlife and spectacular scenery, and is also an important part of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a secure seed bank located on the nearby island of Spitsbergen.

Hinlopenstretet is a unique and important part of the Arctic Ocean, and provides a vital shipping route for the people of Norway and the world. Its long and rich history, combined with its spectacular scenery and abundance of wildlife, make it an unforgettable destination for visitors from all over the world.

Excursion tips for a day in Hinlopenstretet

A day spent in Hinlopenstretet in Svalbard and Jan Mayen is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Here are some activities you can enjoy on your visit:

- Take a boat tour to explore the stunning fjords and glaciers of the area
- Go kayaking or canoeing through the majestic fjords
- Visit the nearby abandoned Russian settlement of Pyramiden
- Take a guided hike up to one of the many stunning mountain peaks
- Enjoy a spot of birdwatching and marvel at the variety of Arctic species
- Go on a husky sledding tour to experience the Arctic wilderness
- Join a whale watching tour to spot some of the majestic whales that inhabit the area
- Visit the local museum to learn more about the history and culture of the area
- Go fishing and try your luck at catching some of the local Arctic fish
- Go on a snowmobile tour to explore the stunning Arctic tundra
- Relax and enjoy the midnight sun during the summer months

Experience Hinlopenstretet 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 Hinlopenstretet. 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 Hinlopenstretet

Hinlopenstretet in Svalbard and Jan Mayen has a cold, subarctic climate, with temperatures rarely rising above freezing during the winter months and rarely dropping below freezing during the summer months. Winters are long, dark and cold, with temperatures ranging from -10 to -20°C and snowfall throughout the season. Summers are short and relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 10°C and some rainfall. Spring and autumn are transitional seasons, with temperatures ranging from -5 to 5°C and some rainfall.

Cruise weather for Hinlopenstretet

Our weather forecast for Hinlopenstretet 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: 4.5 °C
min: 2 °C
29.2 m/s
43.2 m/s
99.1 %
2.8 m
97.1 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 4.8 °C
min: 3.7 °C
20.2 m/s
22.3 m/s
36.8 %
21.9 m
87.2 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 4.8 °C
min: 3.7 °C
31.7 m/s
38.2 m/s
41.7 %
18.3 m
88.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 4.3 °C
min: 2.4 °C
30.6 m/s
42.1 m/s
72.2 %
20.0 m
85.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 4.1 °C
min: 2.8 °C
27.0 m/s
32.0 m/s
25.8 %
23.9 m
81.0 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 4.0 °C
min: 2.9 °C
22.7 m/s
25.0 m/s
21.6 %
24.1 m
83.6 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 4.6 °C
min: 3.3 °C
13.0 m/s
17.3 m/s
41.1 %
15.8 m
88.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 4.5 °C
min: 3.8 °C
17.6 m/s
20.9 m/s
71.5 %
11.6 m
95.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 4.3 °C
min: 3.2 °C
25.6 m/s
33.5 m/s
65.8 %
11.9 m
93.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 3.2 °C
min: 2.9 °C
12.7 m/s
14.4 m/s
86.7 %
17.6 m
89.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 3.1 °C
min: 2.5 °C
16.2 m/s
21.6 m/s
100.0 %
19.2 m
87.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 3.2 °C
min: 2.3 °C
25.9 m/s
34.2 m/s
78.5 %
18.8 m
88.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 3.5 °C
min: 3 °C
20.2 m/s
30.6 m/s
92.5 %
16.3 m
90.8 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Hinlopenstretet

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Scheduled ship calls in Hinlopenstretet, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 9th 2025 Tuesday, 9th of Sep. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am

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Maritime AIS Data Hinlopenstretet

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Port Distance
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Bråsvell Glacier in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 140,21 km
Mollerfjorden in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 142,51 km
Magdalene fjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 144,18 km
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Pyramid Fjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 155,99 km
Kongsfjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 167,74 km
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Bay of Biscay in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 172,40 km
Temple Fjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 185,98 km
Longyearbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 206,48 km
The Icefjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 209,92 km
Sundneset in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 215,00 km
Trygghamna in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 215,18 km
Kapp Lee in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 223,51 km
Spitsbergen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 250,16 km
Ingeborg Mountain in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 261,82 km
Bellsund in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 270,31 km
Research fjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen 286,78 km
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