Freuchen Land

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Freuchen Land
Freuchen Land is located in Greenland
Freuchen Land
Freuchen Land
LocationNW Greenland
Coordinates82°30′N 43°0′W / 82.500°N 43.000°W / 82.500; -43.000Coordinates: 82°30′N 43°0′W / 82.500°N 43.000°W / 82.500; -43.000
Adjacent bodies of water
Length90 km (56 mi)
Width60 km (37 mi)
Highest elevation1,432 m (4,698 ft)
Greenland (Denmark)

Freuchen Land is a peninsula in far northwestern Greenland. It is a part of the Northeast Greenland National Park.[1]


Freuchen Land was named after Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen (1886–1957), who took part in the 1906–1908 Denmark expedition and later in Knud Rasmussen's Thule expeditions.[2][3]


Freuchen Land is located to the northeast of Nares Land, south of Sverdrup Island, and west of Nansen Land and the Hans Tausen Ice Cap. Its westernmost headland is Cape Wegener.[4]

The peninsula is bounded to the west by the Nordenskiöld Fjord and to the east by the J.P. Koch Fjord. Navarana Fjord, a branch of J.P. Koch Fjord, cuts deeply southwards into the peninsula, nearly dividing it in two. This fjord was named after Peter Freuchen's Inuit wife, Navarana Mequpaluk (died 1921) [5]

To the southeast lie the Henson Gletscher and the Expedition Glacier which have their terminus at the J.P. Koch Fjord.[6] To the south the peninsula is attached to the mainland and its ice cap.[1]

Freuchen Land is mountainous and mostly glaciated in its high interior.[7] Elevations reaching 1,432 metres (4,698 ft) are found in the central part of the peninsula.[4]

Map of part of Ellesmere Island and far Northern Greenland.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Freuchen Land". Mapcarta. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ Liukkonen, Petri. "Peter Freuchen". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009.
  3. ^ Sam Alley. "Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen". Minnesota State University. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b Prostar Sailing Directions 2005 Greenland and Iceland Enroute, p. 94
  5. ^ "(PDF) Zinc mineralization at Navarana Fjord, central North Greenland". Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Henson Gletscher". Mapcarta. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  7. ^ GoogleEarth

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