List of northernmost settlements

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The most northern settlements on Earth are communities close to the North Pole, ranging from about 59°N to about 89°N. This is a list showing all of the northernmost settlements on Earth, which are all south of Latitude 90°N. The northernmost settlement in the world is currently Camp Barneo, located at 88°11'00"N currently, while the least northernmost settlement is Saqqaq, Greenland at 59°19'46"N 18°04'07"E.

The table below shows the settlements, towns, and cities with a population with more than 250,000 inhabitanits living in them that are the northernmost in the world of their kind.

Location Country Latitude Population Public settlement? Active? Description
Camp Barneo, Arctic Ocean Ice Sheet None
(International waters)
88°11' N 100 no yes Latitude as of April 2009 (varies), northernmost inhabited place, Russian Ice Camp, populated in summer only
Frigg Fjord Settlements, Peary Land Greenland
(Denmark)
83°7' N 0 yes no A group of archeological sites including at least one likely inhabited both summer and winter[1]
Ward Hunt Island Camp, Nunavut Canada 83°06' N 0 no no Former exploration base in 1957–58, airstrip, building. Uninhabited as of 2019
Alert, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada 82°28' N 74 no yes Northernmost place with a continuous (year-round) population, but no permanent residents; military and research station (CFS Alert)[2]
Wandel Dal Settlements, Peary Land Greenland
(Denmark)
82°15' N 0 yes no A group of more than 20 archeological sites, among them several former permanent settlements
Brønlundhus, Peary Land Greenland
(Denmark)
82°11' N 0 no no Former exploration base, 1947 to 1950
Kap Harald Moltke, Peary Land Greenland
(Denmark)
82°10' N 0 no no Former exploration base
Deltaterrasserne, Peary Land Greenland
(Denmark)
82°07' N 0 yes no Archaeological site
Fort Conger, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada 81°44' N 0 no no Former exploration camp, 1881 to 1883 and 1957 to 1958
Nord Greenland
(Denmark)
81°43' N 4 no yes Military and scientific base
Nagurskoye, Franz Josef Land Russia 80°48' N 52[3] no yes Border guard facility and meteorological station
Krenkel, Franz Josef Land Russia 80°37' N 7 no yes Meteorological station
Tikhaya Bay, Franz Josef Land Russia 80°20' N 0 no no Former weather station
Eureka, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada 79°59' N 0 no yes Scientific station
Alexandra Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada 79°58' N 0 no no Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police station
Ytre Norskøya, Svalbard Norway 79°51'20" N 0 no no Former Dutch whaling station, 1620s to 1670
Smeerenburg, Amsterdam Island, Svalbard Norway 79°43'54" N 0 no no Former Danish–Dutch whaling station, 1619 to 1657
Harlingen kokerij, Danes Island, Svalbard Norway 79°43'24" N 0 no no Former Dutch whaling station, 1636 to 1662
Kobbefjorden, Danes Island, Svalbard Norway 79°41'42" N 0 no no Former Danish whaling station, 1631 to 1658
Golomyanniy, Sredniy Island, Severnaya Zemlya Russia 79°33' N 3 no yes Meteorological station
Bache Peninsula, Eastern Ellesmere Land, Nunavut Canada ca. 79°10 N 0 yes no Royal Canadian Mounted Police outpost 1926 to 1933
Qaqaitsut, Eastern Inglefield Land, NW Greenland
(Denmark)
ca. 79°07'17.14 N 0 yes no Hunting station and former permanent settlement
Inuarfissuaq, Central Inglefield Land, NW Greenland
(Denmark)
78°55' N 0 yes no Former hunting station or permanent settlement
Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard Norway 78°55' N 35 yes yes Northernmost civilian and functional settlement; home to the northernmost post office
Isachsen, Ellef Ringnes Island, Nunavut Canada 78°47' N 0 no no Former research station, 1948 to 1978
Pyramiden (Russian), Svalbard Norway 78°39' N winter 3-4
summer 15
yes yes Former settlement, 1910 to 1998/2000. Peak population over 1200. Now a ghost city for tourists with hotel established in 2013.
Annoatok Greenland
(Denmark)
78°33' N 0 yes no Former hunting station
Etah Greenland
(Denmark)
78°19' N 0 yes no Hunting station and former permanent settlement
Longyearbyen, Svalbard Norway 78°12' N 2,400[4] yes yes Northernmost settlement with a permanent population over 1,000
Barentsburg (Russian), Svalbard Norway 78°04' N 435 yes yes Settlement
North Ice Greenland
(Denmark)
78°04' N 0 no no Former research station, 1952 to 1954
Sveagruva, Svalbard Norway 77°55' N 200 yes yes Settlement
Siorapaluk Greenland
(Denmark)
77°47' N 87 yes yes Northernmost settlement in North America and in Greenland
Qaanaaq (Thule) Greenland
(Denmark)
77°30' N 640 yes yes Settlement
Qeqertat Greenland
(Denmark)
77°29' N 26 yes yes Settlement
Camp Century Greenland
(Denmark)
77°16' N 0 no no United States military scientific research base complete with nuclear reactor, active 1959-1967
Hopen Norway 76°54' N 4 yes yes A meteorological station has been placed there.
Pituffik Greenland
(Denmark)
76°32' N 0 yes no Former settlement, population forcibly relocated to Qaanaaq site in 1952 to make space for nearby Thule Air Base; northernomost nuclear-contaminated area in the world after the 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash
Dundas Greenland
(Denmark)
76°32' N 0 yes no Former settlement, population forcibly relocated to Qaanaaq site in 1952 to make space for nearby Thule Air Base; northernomost nuclear-contaminated area in the world after the 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash
Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada 76°25' N 129 yes yes Northernmost public settlement in Canada[5]
Mould Bay weather station, Prince Patrick Island, Northwest Territories Canada 76°18' N 0 no no Former meteorological station, 1948 to 1997
Craig Harbour, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada 76°13' N 0 yes no Former settlement
Savissivik Greenland
(Denmark)
76°01' N 62 yes yes Settlement
Resolute, Cornwallis Island, Nunavut Canada 74°41' N 215 yes yes Settlement
Dundas Harbour, Devon Island, Nunavut Canada 74°39' N 0 yes no Former settlement, 1924 to 1951
Kullorsuaq Greenland
(Denmark)
74°34' N 448 yes yes Settlement
Ikermiut Greenland
(Denmark)
74°20' N 0 yes no Former settlement, abandoned in 1954
Nuussuaq Greenland
(Denmark)
74°06' N 202 yes yes Settlement
Itissaalik Greenland
(Denmark)
74°03' N 0 yes no Former settlement, 1904–1909, 1911-1957
Nordvik, Sakha Republic Russia 74°01' N 0 yes no Former settlement and penal colony, 1933 to 1956
Kuuk Greenland
(Denmark)
73°42' N 0 yes no Former settlement, abandoned in 1972
Nutaarmiut Greenland
(Denmark)
73°31' N 32 yes yes Settlement
Dikson, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 73°30' N 690 yes yes Northernmost settlement in Russia, closed town
Tasiusaq, Avannaata Greenland
(Denmark)
73°22' N 243 yes yes Settlement
Syndassko, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 73°15' N 496 yes yes Settlement
Innaarsuit Greenland
(Denmark)
73°11' N 153 yes yes Settlement
Naajaat Greenland
(Denmark)
73°08' N 53 yes yes Settlement
Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut Canada 73°02' N 646 yes yes Settlement
Ust-Olenyok, Sakha Republic Russia 72°59' N 80 yes yes Settlement
Aappilattoq, Avannaata Greenland
(Denmark)
72°53' N 169 yes yes Settlement
Novorybnaya, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 72°50' N 556 yes yes Settlement
Yuryung-Khaya, Sakha Republic Russia 72°48' N 1,148 yes yes Settlement
Upernavik Greenland
(Denmark)
72°47' N 1,144 yes yes Settlement
Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Nunavut Canada 72°42' N 1,220 yes yes Settlement
Taymylyr, Sakha Republic Russia 72°37' N 757 yes yes Settlement
Summit Camp Greenland
(Denmark)
72°34' N 5 (winter) to 55 (summer) no no year-round research station at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Kangersuatsiaq Greenland
(Denmark)
72°22' N 173 yes yes Settlement
Zhdaniha, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 72°10' N 205 yes yes Settlement
Upernavik Kujalleq Greenland
(Denmark)
72°09' N 195 yes yes Settlement
Bykovskiy, Sakha Republic Russia 72°00' N 517 yes yes Settlement
Khatanga, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°59' N 2,645 yes yes Settlement
Sachs Harbour, Banks Island, Northwest Territories Canada 71°59' N 122 yes yes Settlement
Ushakovskoye, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Russia 71°59' N 0 yes yes Former settlement on Wrangel Island. Now used as nature reserve HQ
Saskylakh, Sakha Republic Russia 71°57' N 2,317 yes yes Settlement
Kresty, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°54' N 274 yes yes Settlement
Tyumyati, Sakha Republic Russia 71°54' N 10 yes yes Settlement
Popigay, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°53' N 334 yes yes Settlement
Yukagir, Sakha Republic Russia 71°46' N 128 yes yes Settlement
Novaya, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°45' N 313 yes yes Settlement
Vorontsovo, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°41' N 253 yes yes Settlement
Tiksi, Sakha Republic Russia 71°39' N 4,873 yes yes Settlement
Rogachevo, Novaya Zemlya Russia 71°36' N 457 yes yes Settlement
Kheta [ru], Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°34' N 368 yes yes Settlement
Nuugaatsiaq Greenland
(Denmark)
71°32' N 80 yes yes Settlement
Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya Russia 71°32' N 1,972 yes yes Main settlement on Novaya Zemlaya
Kayak, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°30' N 128 yes yes Settlement
Nizhneyansk, Sakha Republic Russia 71°26' N 391 yes yes Settlement
Utqiaġvik, Alaska United States 71°18' N 4,581 yes yes Northernmost settlement in the United States, formerly Barrow
Katyryk, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 71°16' N 334 yes yes Settlement
Illorsuit Greenland
(Denmark)
71°14' N 77 yes yes Settlement
Eismitte Greenland
(Denmark)
71°10' N 0 no no Former research station, 1930–31
Skarsvåg, Finnmark Norway 71°08' N 141 yes yes Northernmost settlement in Norway proper
Russkoye Ustye, Sakha Republic Russia 71°07' N 157 yes yes Settlement
Gamvik (village), Finnmark Norway 71°03' N 200 (in 2006) yes yes Village
Ukkusissat Greenland
(Denmark)
71°02' N 155 yes yes Settlement
Mehamn, Gamvik, Finnmark Norway 71°02' N 900 yes yes Settlement
Akkarfjord, Finnmark Norway 70°79' N 70 yes yes Settlement
Havøysund, Finnmark Norway 70°59' N 976 yes yes Settlement
Honningsvåg, Finnmark Norway 70°58' N 2,575 yes yes City
Volochanka, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 70°58' N 540 yes yes Settlement
Ust-Yansk, Sakha Republic Russia 70°54' N 317 yes yes Settlement
Gyda, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Russia 70°53' N 3,331 yes yes Settlement
Berlevåg, Finnmark Norway 70°51' N 948 yes yes Village, municipality seat
Naiba, Sakha Republic Russia 70°50' N 522 yes yes Settlement
Saattut Greenland
(Denmark)
70°48' N 229 yes yes Settlement
Khayyr, Sakha Republic Russia 70°48' N 397 yes yes Settlement
Skjånes, Finnmark Norway 70°48' N 60 to 70 yes yes Settlement
Niaqornat Greenland
(Denmark)
70°47' N 52 yes yes Settlement
Kazache, Sakha Republic Russia 70°45' N 1,453 yes yes Settlement
Ulukhaktok, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories Canada 70°44'N 402 yes yes Settlement
Qaarsut Greenland
(Denmark)
70°43' N 196 yes yes Settlement
Kongsfjord, Finnmark Norway 70°43' N 45 yes yes Settlement
Forsøl, Finnmark Norway 70°43' N 215 yes yes Village
Kyusyur, Sakha Republic Russia 70°41' N 1,345 yes yes Settlement
Uummannaq Greenland
(Denmark)
70°40' N 1,281 yes yes Town
Hammerfest, Finnmark Norway 70°39' N 7,119 yes yes City
Wainwright, Alaska United States 70°38' N 573 yes yes Town
Rypefjord, Finnmark Norway 70°38' N 1,838 yes yes Village
Båtsfjord, Finnmark Norway 70°38' N 2,212 yes yes Village, municipality seat
Chokurdakh, Sakha Republic Russia 70°37' N 2,105 yes yes Settlement
Kårhamn, Finnmark Norway 70°32' N 50 yes yes Settlement
Ikerasak Greenland
(Denmark)
70°30' N 238 yes yes Settlement
Ittoqqortoormiit Greenland
(Denmark)
70°29' N 452 yes yes Settlement
Atqasuk, Alaska United States 70°28' N 237 yes yes Settlement
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska United States 70°19' N 2,174 yes yes Census-designated place Northern end of the Alaskan Pipeline
Alpine, Alaska United States 70°14' N about 250 oil workers yes yes Work camp; former census-designated place; oil discovered in 1996
Nuiqsut, Alaska United States 70°12' N 411 yes yes Settlement
Deadhorse, Alaska United States 70°12' N from 25 to 50 (winter minimum) to about 3,000 temporary resident workers yes yes Northernmost point on Western Hemisphere road network
Kaktovik, Alaska United States 70°07' N 241 yes yes Settlement
Nuorgam, Lapland Finland 70°05' N 200 yes yes Northernmost settlement in Finland and European Union
Saqqaq Greenland
(Denmark)
70°00' N 173 yes yes Settlement - site name for the Saqqaq culture

Cities and towns[edit]

This is a list of the northernmost cities and towns in the world.

City/town Population Latitude/longitude
Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway 35 78°55′30″N 011°55′20″E / 78.92500°N 11.92222°E / 78.92500; 11.92222
Pyramiden (Russian), Svalbard, Norway 4–15 78°39′22″N 016°19′30″E / 78.65611°N 16.32500°E / 78.65611; 16.32500
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway 2,075 78°13′00″N 015°33′00″E / 78.21667°N 15.55000°E / 78.21667; 15.55000
Barentsburg (Russian), Svalbard, Norway 470 78°04′00″N 014°13′00″E / 78.06667°N 14.21667°E / 78.06667; 14.21667
Qaanaaq, Greenland, Denmark 656 77°29′N 69°20′W / 77.483°N 69.333°W / 77.483; -69.333
Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canada 129 76°25′N 82°53′W / 76.417°N 82.883°W / 76.417; -82.883
Resolute, Cornwallis Island, Canada 229 74°41′N 094°49′W / 74.683°N 94.817°W / 74.683; -94.817
Dikson, Russia 676 73°30′N 80°31′E / 73.500°N 80.517°E / 73.500; 80.517
Innaarsuit, Greenland, Denmark 153 73°11′N 56°00′E / 73.183°N 56.000°E / 73.183; 56.000
Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Canada 823 73°02′11″N 085°09′09″W / 73.03639°N 85.15250°W / 73.03639; -85.15250
Upernavik, Greenland, Denmark 1,182 72°47′N 56°09′W / 72.783°N 56.150°W / 72.783; -56.150
Bykovsky, Russia 517 72°01′N 129°06′E / 72.017°N 129.100°E / 72.017; 129.100
Khatanga, Russia 2,450 71°58′N 102°28′E / 71.967°N 102.467°E / 71.967; 102.467
Yukagir, Russia 154 71°45′N 139°53′E / 71.750°N 139.883°E / 71.750; 139.883
Tiksi, Russia 5,063 71°39′N 128°48′E / 71.650°N 128.800°E / 71.650; 128.800
Belushya Guba, Russia 1,972 71°33′N 52°19′E / 71.550°N 52.317°E / 71.550; 52.317
Nizhneyansk, Russia 391 71°26′N 136°04′E / 71.433°N 136.067°E / 71.433; 136.067
Utqiaġvik, Alaska, United States 4,212 71°18′N 156°44′W / 71.300°N 156.733°W / 71.300; -156.733
Honningsvåg, Norway 2,436 70°58′N 25°58′E / 70.967°N 25.967°E / 70.967; 25.967
Berlevåg, Norway 948 70°51′N 29°05′E / 70.850°N 29.083°E / 70.850; 29.083
Uummannaq, Greenland, Denmark 1,282 70°40′N 52°07′W / 70.667°N 52.117°W / 70.667; -52.117
Hammerfest, Norway 7,568 70°39′N 23°41′E / 70.650°N 23.683°E / 70.650; 23.683
Chokurdakh, Russia 2,367 70°38′N 147°55′E / 70.633°N 147.917°E / 70.633; 147.917
Båtsfjord, Norway 2,069 70°38′N 29°43′E / 70.633°N 29.717°E / 70.633; 29.717
Wainwright, Alaska, United States 556 70°38′N 160°00′W / 70.633°N 160.000°W / 70.633; -160.000
Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland, Denmark 452 70°29′N 21°58′W / 70.483°N 21.967°W / 70.483; -21.967
Atqasuk, Alaska, United States 233 70°28′N 157°25′W / 70.467°N 157.417°W / 70.467; -157.417
Vardø, Norway 1,930 70°22′N 31°06′E / 70.367°N 31.100°E / 70.367; 31.100
Nuiqsut, Alaska, United States 367 70°12′N 151°00′W / 70.200°N 151.000°W / 70.200; -151.000
Deadhorse, Alaska, United States 3,000 70°12′N 148°30′W / 70.200°N 148.500°W / 70.200; -148.500
Kaktovik, Alaska, United States 258 70°07′N 143°36′W / 70.117°N 143.600°W / 70.117; -143.600
Nuorgam, Finland 200 70°05′N 27°53′E / 70.083°N 27.883°E / 70.083; 27.883
Vadsø, Norway 5,010 70°04′N 29°44′E / 70.067°N 29.733°E / 70.067; 29.733
Lakselv, Norway 2,145 70°03′N 24°57′E / 70.050°N 24.950°E / 70.050; 24.950
Skjervøy, Norway 2,316 70°02′N 20°58′E / 70.033°N 20.967°E / 70.033; 20.967
Alta, Norway 14,272 69°58′N 23°17′E / 69.967°N 23.283°E / 69.967; 23.283
Utsjoki, Finland 1,265 69°54′N 027°01′E / 69.900°N 27.017°E / 69.900; 27.017
Kirkenes, Norway 3,272 69°43′N 30°03′E / 69.717°N 30.050°E / 69.717; 30.050
Pevek, Russia 4,368 69°42′N 170°17′E / 69.700°N 170.283°E / 69.700; 170.283
Bjørnevatn, Norway 2,378 69°40′N 29°58′E / 69.667°N 29.967°E / 69.667; 29.967
Tromsø, Norway 71,295 69°39′N 18°57′E / 69.650°N 18.950°E / 69.650; 18.950
Pechenga, Russia 2,926 69°33′N 31°13′E / 69.550°N 31.217°E / 69.550; 31.217
Taloyoak, Canada 1,029 69°32′N 093°31′W / 69.533°N 93.517°W / 69.533; -93.517
Tuktoyaktuk, Canada 854 69°26′N 133°2′W / 69.433°N 133.033°W / 69.433; -133.033
Zapolyarny, Russia 18,000 69°25′N 30°48′E / 69.417°N 30.800°E / 69.417; 30.800
Dudinka, Russia 22,175 69°24′N 86°11′E / 69.400°N 86.183°E / 69.400; 86.183
Nikel, Russia 15,259 69°24′N 30°13′E / 69.400°N 30.217°E / 69.400; 30.217
Paulatuk, Canada 313 69°23′N 123°58′E / 69.383°N 123.967°E / 69.383; 123.967
Zaozyorsk, Russia 13,351 69°23′N 32°26′E / 69.383°N 32.433°E / 69.383; 32.433
Norilsk, Russia 175,365 69°20′N 88°13′E / 69.333°N 88.217°E / 69.333; 88.217
Vidyayevo, Russia 7,062 69°19′N 32°48′E / 69.317°N 32.800°E / 69.317; 32.800
Andenes, Norway 2,611 69°19′N 16°08′E / 69.317°N 16.133°E / 69.317; 16.133
Gadzhiyevo, Russia 12,856 69°15′N 33°21′E / 69.250°N 33.350°E / 69.250; 33.350
Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland, Denmark 979 69°14′N 53°33′W / 69.233°N 53.550°W / 69.233; -53.550
Ilulissat, Greenland, Denmark 4,585 69°13′N 51°06′W / 69.217°N 51.100°W / 69.217; -51.100
Finnsnes, Norway 4,145 69°13′N 17°58′E / 69.217°N 17.967°E / 69.217; 17.967
Polyarny, Russia 16,468 69°12′N 33°27′E / 69.200°N 33.450°E / 69.200; 33.450
Snezhnogorsk, Russia 14,330 69°11′N 33°13′E / 69.183°N 33.217°E / 69.183; 33.217
Severomorsk, Russia 50,060 69°04′N 33°25′E / 69.067°N 33.417°E / 69.067; 33.417
Kilpisjärvi, Enontekiö, Finland 114 69°02′57″N 20°47′40″E / 69.04917°N 20.79444°E / 69.04917; 20.79444
Murmansk, Russia 307,257 68°57′N 33°04′E / 68.950°N 33.067°E / 68.950; 33.067
Inari (village), Inari, Finland 507 68°54′20″N 27°01′40″E / 68.90556°N 27.02778°E / 68.90556; 27.02778
Kola, Russia 10,545 68°52′N 33°01′E / 68.867°N 33.017°E / 68.867; 33.017
Setermoen, Norway 2,488 68°51′N 18°20′E / 68.850°N 18.333°E / 68.850; 18.333
Murmashi, Russia 15,618 68°49′N 32°49′E / 68.817°N 32.817°E / 68.817; 32.817
Qasigiannguit, Greenland, Denmark 1,124 68°49′N 51°11′W / 68.817°N 51.183°W / 68.817; -51.183
Harstad, Norway 19,470 68°47′N 16°32′E / 68.783°N 16.533°E / 68.783; 16.533
Chersky, Russia 3,194 68°45′N 161°18′E / 68.750°N 161.300°E / 68.750; 161.300
Kolymskoye 811 68°44′N 158°42′E / 68.733°N 158.700°E / 68.733; 158.700
Aasiaat, Greenland, Denmark 2,853 68°43′N 52°39′W / 68.717°N 52.650°W / 68.717; -52.650
Sortland, Norway 4,623 68°41′N 15°24′E / 68.683°N 15.400°E / 68.683; 15.400
Ivalo, Finland 4,000 68°39′N 27°33′E / 68.650°N 27.550°E / 68.650; 27.550
Stokmarknes, Norway 3,125 68°33′N 14°54′E / 68.550°N 14.900°E / 68.550; 14.900
Melbu, Norway 2,157 68°30′N 14°50′E / 68.500°N 14.833°E / 68.500; 14.833
Kaaresuvanto, Enontekiö, Finland 140 68°26′57″N 022°29′04″E / 68.44917°N 22.48444°E / 68.44917; 22.48444
Narvik, Norway 13,958 68°26′N 17°25′E / 68.433°N 17.417°E / 68.433; 17.417
Karesuando, Sweden 303 68°26′N 22°28′E / 68.433°N 22.467°E / 68.433; 22.467
Hetta, Enontekiö, Finland 800 68°23′N 023°39′E / 68.383°N 23.650°E / 68.383; 23.650
Inuvik, Canada 3,463 68°21′N 133°43′W / 68.350°N 133.717°W / 68.350; -133.717
Point Hope, Alaska, United States 668 68°20′N 166°45′W / 68.333°N 166.750°W / 68.333; -166.750
Kangaatsiaq, Greenland, Denmark 654 68°18′N 53°27′W / 68.300°N 53.450°W / 68.300; -53.450
Suchchino, Russia 33 68°15′N 152°23′E / 68.250°N 152.383°E / 68.250; 152.383
Svolvær, Norway 4,164 68°14′N 14°34′E / 68.233°N 14.567°E / 68.233; 14.567
Olenegorsk, Russia 22,856 68°09′N 33°17′E / 68.150°N 33.283°E / 68.150; 33.283
Leknes, Norway 2,652 68°08′N 13°36′E / 68.133°N 13.600°E / 68.133; 13.600
Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, United States 249 68°08′N 151°44′W / 68.133°N 151.733°W / 68.133; -151.733
Snezhnogorsk, Russia 685 68°05′N 87°46′E / 68.083°N 87.767°E / 68.083; 87.767
Bilibino, Russia 5,640 68°03′N 166°27′E / 68.050°N 166.450°E / 68.050; 166.450
Ostrovnoy, Russia 4,240 68°03′N 39°30′E / 68.050°N 39.500°E / 68.050; 39.500
Lovozero, Russia 3,100 68°00′N 35°03′E / 68.000°N 35.050°E / 68.000; 35.050
Muonio, Finland 2,365 67°57.5′N 023°41′E / 67.9583°N 23.683°E / 67.9583; 23.683
Kiruna, Sweden 18,148 67°51′N 20°13′E / 67.850°N 20.217°E / 67.850; 20.217
Kuberganya, Russia 484 67°46′N 144°29′E / 67.767°N 144.483°E / 67.767; 144.483
Kittilä, Finland 6,399 67°39′N 024°54.5′E / 67.650°N 24.9083°E / 67.650; 24.9083
Naryan-Mar, Russia 21,658 67°38′N 53°03′E / 67.633°N 53.050°E / 67.633; 53.050
Apatity, Russia 59,672 67°34′N 33°24′E / 67.567°N 33.400°E / 67.567; 33.400
Vorkuta, Russia 70,548 67°30′N 64°02′E / 67.500°N 64.033°E / 67.500; 64.033
Khatyngnakh, Russia 294 67°29′N 152°36′E / 67.483°N 152.600°E / 67.483; 152.600
Sodankylä, Finland 8,809 67°25′N 26°35′E / 67.417°N 26.583°E / 67.417; 26.583
Kolari, Finland 3,795 67°19′50″N 023°46′40″E / 67.33056°N 23.77778°E / 67.33056; 23.77778
Bodø, Norway 49,654 67°16′N 14°24′E / 67.267°N 14.400°E / 67.267; 14.400
Fauske, Norway 9,582 67°15′N 15°23′E / 67.250°N 15.383°E / 67.250; 15.383
Kandalaksha, Russia 35,654 67°09′N 32°24′E / 67.150°N 32.400°E / 67.150; 32.400
Gällivare, Sweden 10,329 67°07′N 20°45′E / 67.117°N 20.750°E / 67.117; 20.750

Larger cities[edit]

Northernmost cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. The population data may include municipalities, urban areas or metropolitan areas.

City Population Latitude/longitude
Norilsk, Russia 175,365 69°20′N 88°13′E / 69.333°N 88.217°E / 69.333; 88.217
Murmansk, Russia 307,257 68°58′N 33°05′E / 68.967°N 33.083°E / 68.967; 33.083
Novy Urengoy, Russia 118,378 66°04′N 76°37′E / 66.067°N 76.617°E / 66.067; 76.617
Oulu, Finland 201,124 65°00′N 25°26′E / 65.000°N 25.433°E / 65.000; 25.433
Severodvinsk, Russia 191,369 64°34′N 39°49′E / 64.567°N 39.817°E / 64.567; 39.817
Arkhangelsk, Russia 348,740 64°32′N 40°32′E / 64.533°N 40.533°E / 64.533; 40.533
Reykjavík, Iceland 202,341 64°08′N 21°56′W / 64.133°N 21.933°W / 64.133; -21.933
Umeå, Sweden 121,032 63°49′N 20°16′E / 63.817°N 20.267°E / 63.817; 20.267
Ukhta, Russia 127,100 63°34′N 53°42′E / 63.567°N 53.700°E / 63.567; 53.700
Trondheim, Norway 182,000 63°25′N 10°23′E / 63.417°N 10.383°E / 63.417; 10.383
Noyabrsk, Russia 110,373 63°12′N 75°27′E / 63.200°N 75.450°E / 63.200; 75.450
Kuopio, Finland 112,158 62°53′N 27°40′E / 62.883°N 27.667°E / 62.883; 27.667
Jyväskylä, Finland 129,777 62°14′N 25°44′E / 62.233°N 25.733°E / 62.233; 25.733
Yakutsk, Russia 255,784 62°02′N 129°44′E / 62.033°N 129.733°E / 62.033; 129.733
Petrozavodsk, Russia 298,784 61°47′N 34°21′E / 61.783°N 34.350°E / 61.783; 34.350
Syktyvkar, Russia 230,980 61°40′N 50°49′E / 61.667°N 50.817°E / 61.667; 50.817
Tampere, Finland 211,691 61°29′N 23°45′E / 61.483°N 23.750°E / 61.483; 23.750
Surgut, Russia 298,500 61°16′N 73°24′E / 61.267°N 73.400°E / 61.267; 73.400
Anchorage, Alaska, United States 291,826 61°13′N 149°53′W / 61.217°N 149.883°W / 61.217; -149.883
Nefteyugansk, Russia 122,855 61°05′N 72°42′E / 61.083°N 72.700°E / 61.083; 72.700
Lahti, Finland 118,885 60°59′N 025°39′E / 60.983°N 25.650°E / 60.983; 25.650
Gävle, Sweden 102,820 60°40′29″N 017°08′30″E / 60.67472°N 17.14167°E / 60.67472; 17.14167
Turku, Finland 186,030 60°27′N 022°16′E / 60.450°N 22.267°E / 60.450; 22.267
Bergen, Norway 280,216 60°23′33″N 005°19′24″E / 60.39250°N 5.32333°E / 60.39250; 5.32333

Northernmost cities with more than 250,000 inhabitants.

City Population Latitude/longitude
Murmansk, Russia 307,257 68°58′N 33°05′E / 68.967°N 33.083°E / 68.967; 33.083
Arkhangelsk, Russia 348,740 64°32′N 40°32′E / 64.533°N 40.533°E / 64.533; 40.533
Yakutsk, Russia 255,784 62°02′N 129°44′E / 62.033°N 129.733°E / 62.033; 129.733
Petrozavodsk, Russia 298,784 61°47′N 34°21′E / 61.783°N 34.350°E / 61.783; 34.350
Surgut, Russia 298,500 61°16′N 73°24′E / 61.267°N 73.400°E / 61.267; 73.400
Anchorage, Alaska, United States 291,826 61°13′N 149°53′W / 61.217°N 149.883°W / 61.217; -149.883
Bergen, Norway 280,216 60°23′33″N 005°19′24″E / 60.39250°N 5.32333°E / 60.39250; 5.32333
Vantaa, Finland 257,300 60°17′40″N 025°02′25″E / 60.29444°N 25.04028°E / 60.29444; 25.04028
Espoo, Finland 293,576 60°12′20″N 024°39′20″E / 60.20556°N 24.65556°E / 60.20556; 24.65556
Helsinki, Finland 621,863 60°10′15″N 024°56′15″E / 60.17083°N 24.93750°E / 60.17083; 24.93750
Saint Petersburg, Russia 5,323,300 59°56′15″N 030°18′31″E / 59.93750°N 30.30861°E / 59.93750; 30.30861
Oslo, Norway 673,469 59°55′00″N 010°44′00″E / 59.91667°N 10.73333°E / 59.91667; 10.73333
Tallinn, Estonia 449,160 59°26′14″N 024°44′43″E / 59.43722°N 24.74528°E / 59.43722; 24.74528
Stockholm, Sweden 949,761 59°19′46″N 018°04′07″E / 59.32944°N 18.06861°E / 59.32944; 18.06861

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Dickie, Gloria (1 June 2021). "The World's Northernmost Town Is Changing Dramatically". Scientific American. 324 (6): 44–53. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0621-44 (inactive 31 October 2021). Archived from the original (Original title: "The Polar Crucible") on 18 May 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2021.CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of October 2021 (link)
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