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List of northernmost items

Ny-Ålesund at 79°N - location of the northernmost hotel, restaurant, camping site.

This is a list of various northernmost things on earth.


  • Cities and settlements 1
  • Geography 2
  • Nature 3
    • Animals 3.1
    • Plants 3.2
      • General 3.2.1
      • Shrub 3.2.2
      • Tree 3.2.3
  • Recreation 4
    • Culture and music 4.1
    • Sport 4.2
  • Religion 5
  • Education 6
  • Transportation 7
  • Fast food chains 8
  • Other 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11

Cities and settlements

Item Place Latitude/longitude
Capital (of an independent state) Reykjavík, Iceland[1]
Capital (of a constituent country) Nuuk, Greenland[2]
Permanent settlement of any size Alert, Nunavut (CFS Alert), Canada[3]
City > 1,000 people Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway[4]
City > 5,000 people Tiksi, Russia[5]
City > 50,000 people. Tromsø, Norway
City > 100,000 people Norilsk, Russia[6][7]
City > 250,000 people Murmansk, Russia
City > 500,000 people Helsinki, Finland
City > 1,000,000 people Saint Petersburg, Russia[8]
City > 10,000,000 people Moscow, Russia[8]

See also: Northernmost settlements, Northernmost cities and towns


Item Place Latitude/longitude
Island Kaffeklubben Island, Greenland[9]
Active volcano Beerenberg, Jan Mayen, Norway[10]
Coral atoll Kure Atoll, Hawaii, United States[11]
Active Sand dunes Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
Lake Lake North Pole, North Pole[12] [13]
Location with all monthly
average temperatures above freezing
Værøy and
Røst, Norway[14][15]



Item Place Latitude/longitude
Coral reef off the north coast of Norway[16]
Bat colony (naturally occurring) Rundhaug, Målselv (Troms), Norway[17]
Non-human primate colony Shimokita Peninsula, Honshu, Japan[18]
Reptile: viviparous lizard Scandinavia and Russia [19] approximately 68°N


These lists only contain naturally occurring plants and trees.


Item Place Latitude/longitude
Forest Lukunsky grove of Dahurian larch, south from Khatanga River, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia[20]
Palms (European fan palm Chamaerops humilis) Nice, Mediterranean coast of southern France[21]
Flower Purple saxifrage on Kaffeklubben Island[22]


Item Place Latitude/longitude
Willow (Arctic willow Salix arctica) reaches the northern limits of land in Greenland[23]


see also tree line
Item Place Latitude/longitude
Larch (Dahurian larch Larix gmelinii) About 150 km westward of Khatanga River outfall, Taymyr Peninsula, Siberia, Russia.[24] this location is that of the northernmost tree of any kind (this is a creeping form of Dahurian larch)
Ash (European ash Fraxinus excelsior) Leksvik and Frosta[25] (Nord-Trøndelag), Norway
Beech forest (European beech Fagus sylvatica) Seim[26] in Lindås (Hordaland), Norway
Elm forest (Wych elm Ulmus glabra) Beiarn[27] (Nordland), Norway
European holly (Ilex aquifolium) Bremsnes[28] in Averøy, (Møre og Romsdal), Norway
Hazel (Corylus avellana) Prestegårdsskogen nature reserve, Steigen[29] (Nordland), Norway
Lime (Small-leaved lime Tilia cordata) Brønnøy[30] (Nordland), Norway
Oak forest (English oak Quercus robur) Edøya[31] in Smøla (Møre og Romsdal), Norway


Culture and music

Item Place Latitude/longitude
Blues Festival Dark Season Blues,[32] Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Symphony orchestra Tromsø Symphony Orchestra, Tromsø,[33] Norway
Soul and Blues Festival Alta Soul & Blues Festival,[34] Alta, Norway
Museum Svalbard Museum,[35] Svalbard, Norway


Item Place Latitude/longitude
Ski resort Tromsø, Norway [36]Also self claimed
Alpine ski centre Alta Norway [37]
Nine-hole golf course Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada[38]
High school American football team Barrow, Alaska, United States[39][40][41]
Bowling alley Alert, Nunavut, Canada[42]


Item Place Latitude/longitude
Church Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker,[43] Alexandra Land, Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
Medieval church Trondenes Church,[44] Norway
Synagogue Murmansk,[45] Russia
Mosque Alnor Senter, Tromsø, Norway[46][47]
Mosque Custom Built Nurd Kamal Mosque, Norilsk, Russia[48]
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Rikets sal, Rypklubbveien, Hammerfest, Norway[49]


Item Place Latitude/longitude
University University of Tromsø,[50][51] Tromsø, Norway
Higher education institute University Centre in Svalbard,[52] Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway


Item Place Latitude/longitude
Railway Obskaya–Bovanenkovo Line, Russia[53]
Metro station Mellunmäki metro station, Helsinki, Finland (Helsinki Metro)[54]
Motorway TornioKemi, Finland (road 29/E8)[55]
Airport, permanent with flights but no scheduled Alert Airport, Nunavut, Canada[3][56]
Airport, permanent with scheduled flights Svalbard Longyear Airport, Svalbard, Norway[57]
Bridge Havøysund Bridge[58]

Fast food chains

Item Place Latitude/longitude
McDonald's Murmansk, Russia[59]
Burger King Tromsø, Norway[60]


Item Place Latitude/longitude
Botanical garden Tromsø Botaniske Hage,[61] Tromsø, Troms, Norway[50]
Hospital Longyearbyen Hospital, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Commercial vineyard Lerkekåsa Vineyard, Eventyrvin AS,[62] Gvarv, Telemark, Norway
Vineyard Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant, Finland [63]
Olive grove Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom[64]
Brewery Brewery Immiaq,[65] Ilulissat, Greenland
Diplomatic mission Russian Consulate-General[66] in Barentsburg, on Spitsbergen, Norway[67]
Fortress Vardøhus Fortress,[68] Vardø, Norway
Medieval stone castle Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland[69]
Webcam North Pole Environmental Observatory,[70][71] drifting on the Arctic Ocean's pack ice (August, position varies)
Automated teller machine Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway [72]
Piano Pyramiden, Svalbard, Norway [73]
Post office Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway [74]
Zoo Bardu, Troms, Norway
Known shipwreck Breadalbane, near Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada [75][76]
Dolphinarium Särkänniemi, Tampere, Finland [77] (Coordinates of Särkänniemi)

See also


  1. ^ "Trucker Reaches $32,000 Level On Quiz Show".   ("Einfrank said correctly that the capital of the sovereign, independent nation located farthest north is Reykjavik, Iceland")
  2. ^ Guinness World Records 2003 p.128 (2003) (ISBN 978-0553586367)("The most northerly capital of a dependency is Nuuk")
  3. ^ a b Reynolds, Lindor (August 31, 2000). "Life is cold and hard and desolate at Alert, Nunavut".   ("Twice a year, the military resupply Alert, the world's northernmost settlement.")
  4. ^ Rosenthal, Elisabeth (March 3, 2008). "A Speck of Sunlight Is a Town’s Yearly Alarm Clock". The New York Times. Retrieved March 16, 2010.  ("this remote Arctic settlement — which bills itself as the northernmost town in the world ... The 2,000 inhabitants of Longyearbyen...")
  6. ^ Waldemar Januszczak (January 20, 2008). "Darker than it looks". London: The Times. Retrieved April 16, 2010.  ("Norilsk, in Siberia, is the northernmost city on the planet, and one of only two cities, the other being Yakutsk, in the permafrost zone inside the Arctic Circle.")
  7. ^ Jorma Mänty, & Norman Pressman. Cities designed for winter p.295 (1988) (ISBN 978-9516821675) ("Norilsk, the northernmost city in the world of over 100000 population")
  8. ^ a b "5. Численность населения России, федеральных округов, субъектов Российской Федерации, районов, городских населенных пунктов, сельских населенных пунктов – районных центров и сельских населенных пунктов с населением 3 тысячи человек и более" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  9. ^ "Land Farthest North Is Kaffeklubben Island". The New York Times. June 15, 1969. Retrieved March 17, 2010.  ("Cartographers in north Greenland have found that Kaffeklubben Island is farther north than any previously known point of land.")
  10. ^ Lopes, Rosaly. The Volcano Adventure Guide p.14 (Cambridge University Press 2005) (ISBN 978-0521554534)
  11. ^ Harrison, Craig S. Seabirds of Hawaii: Natural History and Conservation p.18 (Cornell University Press 1990) (ISBN 978-0801497223)
  12. ^
  13. ^
  14. ^ 1961-1990 temperatures
  15. ^ Rost Ii, Norway (Including Jan Mayen and Svalbard)
  16. ^ Distribution of coral reefs
  17. ^ Flaggermus I Nord-Norge
  18. ^ Kurt Gron (April 26, 2007). "Japanese macaque Macaca fuscata". Primate Info Net. University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  19. ^ "Viviparous lizard videos, photos and facts - Zootoca vivipara". ARKive. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  20. ^ State Nature Biosphere Reserve "Taymyrsky"
  21. ^ 22/01/2003 - Hyères-les-(ex)-Palmiers ?
  22. ^
  23. ^ Salicaceae of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
  24. ^ Поспелова Е. Б., Поспелов И. Н. (October 30, 2010). "Larix gmelinii (Rupr.) Rupr. — Лиственница Гмелина". Флора Таймыра (Информационно-справочная система). Archived from the original on 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  25. ^ Ash
  27. ^ Elm
  28. ^ Holly
  29. ^ Hazel
  30. ^ Lime
  31. ^ Oak
  32. ^ Dark Season Blues
  33. ^ Tromsø Symfoniorkester
  34. ^ Alta Soul & Blues Festival
  35. ^ Svalbard Museum
  36. ^ Ski Tromsø - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
  37. ^ Sarves Alta alpinsenter
  38. ^ Arctic Golfing
  39. ^ "Thunder on the Tundra" Lew Friedman
  40. ^ [5]
  41. ^ " - E-Ticket: The Real Frozen Tundra". Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  42. ^ "5 Pin Bowling at CFB Alert". 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  43. ^ [6]
  44. ^
  45. ^ Synagogues at extreme latitudes
  46. ^ World's Northern Most Mosque
  47. ^ Alnor Senter Webpage
  48. ^ Всевышний да услышит. Картинки из мечети
  49. ^ [7]
  50. ^ a b "Norwegian outpost mix of books, booze".   (regarding Tromsø, "this small Norwegian city has the most northerly university in the world, the most northerly cathedral and the most northerly botanical gardens.")
  51. ^ Welcome to the University of Tromsø!
  52. ^ UNIS website
  53. ^ "Gazprom extends Arctic railway". 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  54. ^ "Mellunkylän alueellinen kehittämissuunnitelma" (PDF) (in Finnish).  
  55. ^ Raunio, Helena (12 October 2006). "Haaparanta–Tornion kaksoiskaupunki valmistuu". Tekniikka & Talous (in Finnish). Talentum Oyj. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  56. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  57. ^ Svalbard Images Longyearbyen Airport
  58. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (499-200 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  59. ^ "Queuing up for world's northernmost Big Mac". 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  60. ^ "Northernmost Burger King in the world". 2011-06-11. 
  61. ^ Tromsø botaniske hage
  62. ^ Eventyrvin
  63. ^ Connolly, Kate (April 4, 2006). "Finns give nuclear plant a positive reaction". London: Telegraph. Retrieved April 26, 2011. In another energy-efficient move, the warm outlet water is circulated through a garden where water melons and Lithuanian grapes are grown and from which Olkiluoto wine is produced. 
  64. ^ "First Welsh olive grove planted on Anglesey". Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  65. ^ Brewery Immiaq
  66. ^ Consulate General of Russia in Barentsburg, Norway
  67. ^ Russian Embassy in Norway website
  68. ^ Vardø - Finnmark County Millennium Capital
  69. ^ [8]
  70. ^ North Pole Environmental Observatory
  71. ^ NOAA Arctic Theme page
  72. ^ Wessel, Ben (August 26, 2008). "Svalbard, Norway". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 1, 2010. Longyearbyen is the world's northernmost town and boasts many other superlatives, such as the world's northernmost ATM... 
  73. ^
  74. ^ Gray, William (March 14, 2001). "Svalbard: To the back of beyond". London: Telegraph. Retrieved August 3, 2010. Nearby, at the polar research community of Ny-Alesund... cruise ship passengers scuttling ashore to mail cards from the world's most northerly post office. 
  75. ^ "Wreck of the HMS Breadalbane National Historic Site of Canada". Canada's Historic Places.  
  76. ^ "Archives & Special Collections". Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  77. ^ "Splash!". Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
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