79th parallel north
The 79th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 79 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 79° north passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea Norway Svalbard - island of Spitsbergen Barents Sea Passing just north of the island of Kongsøya, Svalbard, Norway Norway Svalbard - island of Abeløya Barents Sea Kara Sea Russia Severnaya Zemlya - October Revolution Island Laptev Sea Russia Severnaya Zemlya - Bolshevik Island Laptev Sea Arctic Ocean Canada Nunavut - Ellef Ringnes Island Peary Channel Canada Nunavut - Axel Heiberg Island, Stor Island and Ellesmere Island Nares Strait Greenland Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea Greenland North of Inuarfissuaq (Cap Russel) Greenland Island of Norske Island Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea