66th parallel north

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66th parallel north
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The 66th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 66 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, about 61 km south of the Arctic Circle. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 24 hours, 0 minutes during the summer solstice and 2 hours, 47 minutes during the winter solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 66° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
66°0′N 0°0′E / 66.000°N 0.000°E / 66.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 11°50′E / 66.000°N 11.833°E / 66.000; 11.833 (Norwegian Sea) Gåsværfjorden, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°0′E / 66.000°N 12.000°E / 66.000; 12.000 (Norway)  Norway Skerries of Steinan, Nordland
66°0′N 12°5′E / 66.000°N 12.083°E / 66.000; 12.083 (Norwegian Sea) Atlantic Ocean Oddfjorden, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°8′E / 66.000°N 12.133°E / 66.000; 12.133 (Norway)  Norway Islands and skerries of Vardøya and Ytre Øksningan, Nordland
66°0′N 12°14′E / 66.000°N 12.233°E / 66.000; 12.233 (Norwegian Sea) Atlantic Ocean Øksningssundet, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°16′E / 66.000°N 12.267°E / 66.000; 12.267 (Norway)  Norway Hestøya, Nordland
66°0′N 12°17′E / 66.000°N 12.283°E / 66.000; 12.283 (Norwegian Sea) Atlantic Ocean Hestøysundet, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°18′E / 66.000°N 12.300°E / 66.000; 12.300 (Norway)  Norway Nord-Herøy, Nordland
66°0′N 12°21′E / 66.000°N 12.350°E / 66.000; 12.350 (Norwegian Sea) Atlantic Ocean Gautholet, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°23′E / 66.000°N 12.383°E / 66.000; 12.383 (Norway)  Norway Hjartøya, Nordland
66°0′N 12°24′E / 66.000°N 12.400°E / 66.000; 12.400 (Norwegian Sea) Atlantic Ocean Alstenfjorden, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°33′E / 66.000°N 12.550°E / 66.000; 12.550 (Norway)  Norway Alsta, Nordland
66°0′N 12°38′E / 66.000°N 12.633°E / 66.000; 12.633 (Norwegian Sea) Atlantic Ocean Leirfjorden, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°42′E / 66.000°N 12.700°E / 66.000; 12.700 (Norway)  Norway Alsta, Nordland
66°0′N 12°54′E / 66.000°N 12.900°E / 66.000; 12.900 (Norwegian Sea) Atlantic Ocean Vefsnfjorden, Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°57′E / 66.000°N 12.950°E / 66.000; 12.950 (Norway)  Norway Mainland Nordland
66°0′N 14°33′E / 66.000°N 14.550°E / 66.000; 14.550 (Sweden)  Sweden
66°0′N 24°2′E / 66.000°N 24.033°E / 66.000; 24.033 (Finland)  Finland
66°0′N 30°0′E / 66.000°N 30.000°E / 66.000; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia
66°0′N 34°37′E / 66.000°N 34.617°E / 66.000; 34.617 (White Sea) Arctic Ocean White Sea, Barents Sea
66°0′N 40°54′E / 66.000°N 40.900°E / 66.000; 40.900 (Russia)  Russia
66°0′N 179°45′W / 66.000°N 179.750°W / 66.000; -179.750 (Bering Sea) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Anadyr, Bering Sea
66°0′N 178°52′W / 66.000°N 178.867°W / 66.000; -178.867 (Russia)  Russia Chukchi Peninsula
66°0′N 170°11′W / 66.000°N 170.183°W / 66.000; -170.183 (Bering Strait) Pacific Ocean Bering Strait
66°0′N 166°58′W / 66.000°N 166.967°W / 66.000; -166.967 (United States)  United States Alaska
66°0′N 141°0′W / 66.000°N 141.000°W / 66.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories - for about 16 km
Yukon - for about 16 km
Northwest Territories - for about 9 km
Yukon - for about 8 km
Northwest Territories - passing through Great Bear Lake
Nunavut
66°0′N 86°4′W / 66.000°N 86.067°W / 66.000; -86.067 (Roes Welcome Sound) Arctic Ocean Roes Welcome Sound, Hudson Bay
66°0′N 85°9′W / 66.000°N 85.150°W / 66.000; -85.150 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - White Island
66°0′N 84°53′W / 66.000°N 84.883°W / 66.000; -84.883 (Frozen Strait) Arctic Ocean Frozen Strait
66°0′N 84°22′W / 66.000°N 84.367°W / 66.000; -84.367 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Vansittart Island
66°0′N 83°52′W / 66.000°N 83.867°W / 66.000; -83.867 (Foxe Basin) Arctic Ocean Foxe Basin
66°0′N 83°33′W / 66.000°N 83.550°W / 66.000; -83.550 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Nunaariatjuaq Island
66°0′N 83°30′W / 66.000°N 83.500°W / 66.000; -83.500 (Foxe Basin) Arctic Ocean Foxe Basin
66°0′N 74°17′W / 66.000°N 74.283°W / 66.000; -74.283 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
66°0′N 67°0′W / 66.000°N 67.000°W / 66.000; -67.000 (Cumberland Sound) Arctic Ocean Cumberland Sound, Labrador Sea
66°0′N 65°57′W / 66.000°N 65.950°W / 66.000; -65.950 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
66°0′N 61°59′W / 66.000°N 61.983°W / 66.000; -61.983 (Davis Strait) Arctic Ocean Davis Strait
66°0′N 53°27′W / 66.000°N 53.450°W / 66.000; -53.450 (Greenland)  Greenland Serfartooq
66°0′N 37°50′W / 66.000°N 37.833°W / 66.000; -37.833 (Sermilik) Atlantic Ocean Sermilik, Denmark Strait
66°0′N 35°46′W / 66.000°N 35.767°W / 66.000; -35.767 (Greenland)  Greenland Moroene
66°0′N 35°44′W / 66.000°N 35.733°W / 66.000; -35.733 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Denmark Strait
66°0′N 23°48′W / 66.000°N 23.800°W / 66.000; -23.800 (Iceland)  Iceland Westfjords peninsula
66°0′N 20°29′W / 66.000°N 20.483°W / 66.000; -20.483 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Húnaflói
66°0′N 20°31′W / 66.000°N 20.517°W / 66.000; -20.517 (Iceland)  Iceland Skagaströnd town on Skagi peninsula
66°0′N 19°56′W / 66.000°N 19.933°W / 66.000; -19.933 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Skagafjörður
66°0′N 19°41′W / 66.000°N 19.683°W / 66.000; -19.683 (Iceland)  Iceland Tröllaskagi peninsula
66°0′N 18°47′W / 66.000°N 18.783°W / 66.000; -18.783 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Eyjafjörður by Dalvík town
66°0′N 18°18′W / 66.000°N 18.300°W / 66.000; -18.300 (Iceland)  Iceland Flateyjarskagi og Fjörður peninsula
66°0′N 17°58′W / 66.000°N 17.967°W / 66.000; -17.967 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Skjálfandi
66°0′N 17°33′W / 66.000°N 17.550°W / 66.000; -17.550 (Iceland)  Iceland Tjörnes by Húsavík, exiting by Langanes
66°0′N 14°38′W / 66.000°N 14.633°W / 66.000; -14.633 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

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