71st parallel north
The 71st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 71 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America, and passes through some of the southern seas of the Arctic Ocean.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 71° north passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea Norway Islands of Rolvsøy, Havøya, Måsøy, Magerøya Barents Sea Norway Nordkinn Peninsula Barents Sea Russia Novaya Zemlya - islands of Mezhdusharskiy and Yuzhny Kara Sea Russia Yamal Peninsula Gulf of Ob Russia Gydan Peninsula Yenisei Gulf Russia Laptev Sea Buor-Khaya Gulf Russia East Siberian Sea Russia East Siberian Sea Russia Wrangel Island Chukchi Sea United States Alaska - North Slope Beaufort Sea Amundsen Gulf Passing just south of Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada Canada Northwest Territories - Victoria Island
Nunavut - Victoria Island
M'Clintock Channel Larsen Sound Canada Nunavut - Boothia Peninsula Gulf of Boothia Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island Bernier Bay Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island, Sillem Island and Baffin Island again Baffin Bay Greenland Uummannaq Fjord Hall Bredning Greenland Jameson Land Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea Norway Island of Jan Mayen Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea