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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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Map of Scandinavia-European Arctic
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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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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).
Gráfelli
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Gráfelli, second highest peak in the Faroe Islands (2006-08-04). Photo by James Barlow.
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Kistufell
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A lonely cairn atop Kistufell, Iceland (2009-07-26). Photo by James Barlow.
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Kirkjufell
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Not Ireland, but Iceland - the green pyramid of Kirkjufell. Photo by James Barlow.
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Straumnes
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The peak of Hornstrandir - Straumnes in the distance (2006-07-02). Photo by James Barlow.
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