Queen Victoria Sea
The Queen Victoria Sea (Russian: Море королевы Виктории, Morye Korolevy Viktorii) is a body of water in the Arctic Ocean, stretching from northeast of Svalbard to northwest Franz Josef Land. It is obstructed by ice most of the year.
|Queen Victoria Sea|
Море королевы Виктории
The Queen Victoria Sea in an 1898 Franz Josef Land map showing the explorations of Frederick G. Jackson
|Basin countries||Russian Federation and Norway|
|Max. length||550 km (340 mi)|
|Frozen||Most of the year|
The Queen Victoria Sea is located at 81° north longitude and 38° east latitude. The Arctic Ocean farther north of the sea is frozen year-round. The sea stretches as far west as the Sjuøyane in Svalbard and as far east as Rudolf Island in the Franz Josef Archipelago.