Queen Victoria Sea
|Queen Victoria Sea|
Море королевы Виктории
The Queen Victoria Sea in an 1898 Franz Josef Land map showing the explorations of Frederick G. Jackson
|Coordinates||81°30′N 38°00′E / 81.500°N 38.000°ECoordinates: 81°30′N 38°00′E / 81.500°N 38.000°E|
|Basin countries||Russian Federation and Norway|
|Max. length||550 km (340 mi)|
|Frozen||Most of the year|
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.
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.