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Scandinavia-European Arctic

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointGaldhøpiggen (2469 m/8100 ft)
CountriesSweden (27%), Russia (25%), Finland (20%), Norway (19%), Iceland (6%), Svalbard (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,671,141 sq km / 645,228 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,947 km / 1,831 mi North-South
3,796 km / 2,359 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long63° 14' N; 23° 8' E
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Scandinavia-European Arctic.
EuropeLevel 1 (Parent)
         Scandinavia-European ArcticLevel 2
                 SvalbardLevel 3 (Child)
                 Western Russian Arctic IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Norwegian Sea IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Scandinavian MountainsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Finland-Kola-Karelia AreaLevel 3 (Child)
         Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iberian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         AlpsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Italian Peninsula and IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Eastern Europe RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Balkan PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ural MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Caucasus MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Scandinavia-European Arctic

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Galdhøpiggen24698100Scandinavian Mountains
2.Glittertinden24658087Scandinavian Mountains
3.Store Skagastølstinden24057890Scandinavian Mountains
4.Styggedalstinden Store Østtoppen23877831Scandinavian Mountains
5.Skardstinden23737785Scandinavian Mountains
6.Vesle Galdhøpiggen23697772Scandinavian Mountains
7.Surtningssue23687769Scandinavian Mountains
8.Store Memurutinden23647756Scandinavian Mountains
9.Gjertvasstinden23517713Scandinavian Mountains
10.Store Hellstugutinden23457694Scandinavian Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Galdhøpiggen24698100Scandinavian Mountains
2.Beerenberg22777470Norwegian Sea Islands
3.Newtontoppen17135620Svalbard
4.Novaya Zemlya High Point15495082Western Russian Arctic Islands
5.Gora Yudychvumchorr11913907Finland-Kola-Karelia Area



Photos of Peaks in the Scandinavia-European Arctic

Galdhøpiggen

Galdopiggen is a fine rocky peak. View from the north approach (1993-07-17).
Glittertinden

The hike to the summit of the highest snow peak in Norway is a long trip across the tundra (1993-07-18).
Hvannadalshnúkur
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Hvannadalsnúkur, the icy top of Iceland (2006-07-22). Photo by James Barlow.
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Kebnekaise
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The East Face of Kebnekaise, with the prominent white crest on the right being the North Peak and the main peak just out of view to the upper left. This provides a fun way up the mountain and avoids the crowds on the regular route (2013-07-17). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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Kebnekaise Nordtoppen
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The East Face of Kebnekaise, with the prominent white crest on the right being the North Peak and the main peak just out of view to the upper left. This provides a fun way up the mountain and avoids the crowds on the regular route (2013-07-17). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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Snæfellsjökull
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Snæfellsjökull as seen from the dirt road to the east that connects Ólafsvík to Arnarstapi (2004-08-14). Photo by James Barlow.
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Blátindur
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Great campsite on the way up Blátindur, Iceland (2009-07-18). Photo by James Barlow.
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Storehaugfjell

From the summit of Storehaugen, the panorama of the Norwegian fjords spread out below is simply awe-inspiring (1993-07-19).
Esja
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Esja rises prominently above the Reykjavík skyline as seen from the spring bloom in Alftanes (2004-06-16). Photo by James Barlow.
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Gráfelli
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Gráfelli, second highest peak in the Faroe Islands (2006-08-04). Photo by James Barlow.
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