Edgeøya (Edge Island) and Barentsøya (Barents Island),
have a geological resemblance to the central part of Spitsbergen :
rocks of the secondary era, plates eroded by the glaciers, ice caps
on the tops.
Horizontal orientation of the bedding gives rise to plateau-shaped
mountains, often separated from each-other by broad valleys.
These two islands are zones of reproduction of the polar bears. These
islands also have an important population of reindeers.