Gretha Islands

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Gretha Islands
LocationEureka Sound
Coordinates78°55′N 084°30′W / 78.917°N 84.500°W / 78.917; -84.500 (Gretha Islands)Coordinates: 78°55′N 084°30′W / 78.917°N 84.500°W / 78.917; -84.500 (Gretha Islands)
ArchipelagoSverdrup Islands
Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Total islands3

The Gretha Islands (variant: Grethas Ōer) are an uninhabited island group located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. They are situated in Eureka Sound at the confluence of Bay Fjord, north of Ellesmere Island's Raanes Peninsula, and east of Stor Island. They are members of the Sverdrup Islands group, Queen Elizabeth Islands, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

The three Gretha Islands were named by the Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup.[1]


  1. ^ Sverdrup, Otto Neumann; Per Schei; Herman Georg Simmons; Edvard Bay (1904). New land: four years in the Arctic regions. 4. Ethel Harriet Hearn (translator) (Digitized Nov 6, 2008 ed.). Longmans, Green, and Co. p. 290.

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