The Firnley Islands, also spelt Firnleya or Firileya (Russian: острова Фирнлея; Ostrova Firnleya) is a group of three small islands covered with tundra vegetation and with scattered stones on their shores. They lie in the Kara Sea, close to the bleak coast of Siberia's Taymyr Peninsula, not far east of the Nordenskjold Archipelago. These islands are about 35 km from the continental shore.
The Firnley Islands are covering the entrance to the Vilkitsky Strait from the west. Dlinnyy, the largest island of the group, is only about 5 km in length.
The sea surrounding the Firnley Islands is covered with fast ice in the winter, which is long and bitter, and the climate is exceptionally severe. The surrounding sea is obstructed by pack ice even in the summer, so that these islands are connected with the mainland for most of the year.
Although located relatively close by, the following islands are usually not considered part of the Firnley group:
- Moristyy Island is a round isolated island located 20 km north of the Firnley group. Moristy is 600 m across.
- Lishniy Island lies 35 km further SSE of Yuzhnyy Firnleya, 16 km from the coast. Lishniy is 1.3 km long and 650 m wide.
- Levinson-Lessing Island (Ostrov Levinsona-Lessinga) Feodor Yulievich Levinson-Lessing. is located close to the shore, 23 km to the NE of Lishniy. This 7 km long island was named after prominent Russian geologist
- L. M. Starokadomski, O. J. Cattley, Vilkitski's North-East Passage, 1914-15
- Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Neumann Sverdrup, Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship
- Fast ice in the Firnley and Geiberg islands
- Nature Reserve
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