80th parallel north
The 80th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 80 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.
Around the worldEdit
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 80° north passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea Norway Svalbard - island of Spitsbergen Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea Norway Svalbard - island of Nordaustlandet Barents Sea Passing just south of the islands of Storøya and Kvitøya, Svalbard, Norway
Passing just south of Victoria Island, Russia
Russia Franz Josef Land - Northbrook Island Barents Sea Russia Franz Josef Land - Salm Island Barents Sea Kara Sea Russia Severnaya Zemlya - Pioneer Island and Matusevich Fjord, October Revolution Island Laptev Sea Arctic Ocean Canada Nunavut - Meighen Island Sverdrup Channel Canada Nunavut - Axel Heiberg Island Eureka Sound Canada Nunavut - Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island Cañon Fiord Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island Nares Strait Greenland Cape Clay Greenland Hovgaard Island Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea