Hopen is located in the sea of Barents, with the same latitude as the southern point of Spitsbergen.
This island is 33 km long and 1,5-2 km wide. Many bears live on this island.
Hopen Island rises out of the sea from the plateau which extends from Bear Island up towards Hopen and then across to Edgeøya.
There is a meterologic station located on the east coast, with a staff of 4 persons responsible for the radio station.
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