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Trygghamna: Knuvlen

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Knuvlen and Trygghamna, map

The litt­le moun­tain Knu­v­len is loca­ted in inner Trygg­ham­na.

The litt­le moun­tain Knu­v­len is situa­ted bet­ween gla­ciers clo­se to the coast in inner­most Trygg­ham­na. „Trygg­ham­na“ means „Safe Har­bour“, a name given by Eng­lish wha­lers in the 17th cen­tu­ry; also known as „Behou­den Haven“, the equi­va­lent name used by their Dutch com­pe­ti­tors. It was kind of a safe natu­ral har­bour for them, clo­se to the open sea. But it can be quite stor­my in Trygg­ham­na when the wind is blo­wing north-south!

The inner­most part of Trygg­ham­na did not exist in the 17th cen­tu­ry. Most likely, this area was cover­ed by gla­ciers, which were much lar­ger back then. Knu­v­len is still sur­roun­ded by gla­ciers on seve­ral sides (Pro­tek­tor­breen, Har­riet­breen).

Knu­v­len is not hig­her than 333 met­res, but the slo­pes are quite steep, so you have to do a bit of work to enjoy this ama­zing view. The sand­stone is frost-wea­the­ring to form huge, sharp bould­ers which are not exact­ly gre­at for wal­king. But the view is worth the effort!

Pho­to gal­lery – Trygg­ham­na: Knu­v­len

Some impres­si­ons of Knu­v­len and sur­roun­dings, from ascents in 2016 and 2019.

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

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last modification: 2023-09-08 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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