Northernmost settlements

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Some of the northernmost settlements in the world are:

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
Ward Hunt Island Camp, Nunavut Canada 83°06' N 0 no no Former exploration base
Alert, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada 82°28' N 74 no yes Northernmost place with a permanent (year-round) population; military and research station (CFS Alert)[1]
Wandel Dal Settlements, Pearyland Greenland
(Denmark)
82°15' N 0 yes no A group of more than 20 archeological sites, among them several former permanent settlements
Brønlundhus Greenland
(Denmark)
82°11' N 0 no no Former exploration base, 1947 to 1950
Kap Harald Moltke Greenland
(Denmark)
82°10' N 0 no no Former exploration base
Deltaterrasserne 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[2] 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 2,040 yes yes Northernmost settlement with a permanent population of 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
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 163 yes yes Northernmost public settlement in Canada
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, 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
Utqiagvik, 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
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
Guyda, 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 25-50 (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 130 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
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
Narvik, Norway 13,958 68°26′N 17°25′E / 68.433°N 17.417°E / 68.433; 17.417
Kaaresuvanto, Enontekiö, Finland 140 68°26′57″N 022°29′04″E / 68.44917°N 22.48444°E / 68.44917; 22.48444
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
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, USA 249 68°08′N 151°44′W / 68.133°N 151.733°W / 68.133; -151.733
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
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
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 8,449 67°07′N 20°45′E / 67.117°N 20.750°E / 67.117; 20.750
  • Weather station/military base not a public community.

Larger cities[edit]

Northernmost cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants.

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
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
Espoo, Finland 270,416 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]

  1. ^ Canadian Forces Station Alert
  2. ^ SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany. "ARKTIS: Reich in der Kälte".

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