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View of Phippsøya from the Straumporten sound (2016)

Phippsøya is the largest island in Sjuøyane, an archipelago north of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard in Arctic Norway. It is located some 22 km north of Nordkapp on Svaldbard proper and 8.5 km south of Rossøya, the northernmost island of the Svalbard archipelago. Phippsøya is separated from Parryøya to the south by the 1.3 km wide Straumporten sound, from Martensøya to the southeast by the 1.1 km wide Trollsundet and from Tavleøya to the northwest by the 1 km wide Marmorsundet.

The island is named after the English explorer Constantine John Phipps, who commanded two bomb vessels, HMS Racehorse and HMS Carcass, on an expedition to Svalbard in 1773.[1]


  • Conway, W. M. 1906. No Man's Land: A History of Spitsbergen from Its Discovery in 1596 to the Beginning of the Scientific Exploration of the Country. Cambridge: At the University Press.

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Coordinates: 80°43′N 20°47′E / 80.717°N 20.783°E / 80.717; 20.783