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Extreme points of the Arctic

This is a list of the extreme points of the Arctic, the points of Arctic lands that are farther to the north than any other location classified by continent and country, latitude and longitude, and distance to the North Pole. The list is sorted from north to south.


Name Country Region Coordinates Distance from Pole Remarks
Kaffeklubben Island, Peary Land Denmark (Greenland) North America 707 km (439 mi) northernmost point of land on Earth
Cape Morris Jesup, Peary Land Denmark (Greenland) North America 712 km (442 mi) Greenland proper
Cape Columbia, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada North America 769 km (478 mi) all lands
Cape Fligely, Rudolf Island, Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia Europe 911 km (566 mi) northernmost point of Eurasia, including Europe
Arctic Cape, Komsomolets Island, Severnaya Zemlya, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia Asia 981 km (610 mi) all lands, northernmost point of Asia
Rossøya, Sjuøyane, Svalbard Norway Europe 1,024 km (636 mi) northernmost point of Western Europe
Cape Chelyuskin, Taymyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia Asia 1,370 km (850 mi) mainland, northernmost point of mainland Eurasia and the northernmost point of any mainland continent
Murchison Promontory, Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut Canada North America 2,014 km (1,251 mi) northernmost point of mainland North America
Point Barrow, Alaska United States North America 2,078 km (1,291 mi) all lands
Knivskjellodden, Magerøya, Finnmark Norway Europe 2,101 km (1,306 mi) Norway proper, northernmost point of Continental Europe (excluding remote islands)
North Cape, Magerøya, Finnmark Norway Europe 2,102 km (1,306 mi) Norway proper, in popular belief referred to as the northernmost point of Europe
Cape Nordkinn, Gamvik, Finnmark Norway Europe 2,106 km (1,309 mi) northernmost point of Continental Europe
Vaygach Island, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia Europe 2,181 km (1,355 mi) Russia proper
Rybachiy Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast Russia Europe 2,239 km (1,391 mi) mainland

Highest point

Lowest point

See also

References

  1. ^ Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest point on the Island of Greenland, Kalaallit Nunaat, the Kingdom of Denmark, and the entire Arctic
  2. ^ "Gunnbjørn Fjeld". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 

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