Crown Prince Christian Land

Crown Prince Christian Land (Danish: Kronprins Christian Land) is a large peninsula in northern Greenland. It is a part of King Frederick VIII Land and administratively it belongs to the Northeast Greenland National Park.

Crown Prince Christian Land
Kronprins Christian Land
Location of Crown Prince Christian Land
LocationFar Northeast Greenland
Coordinates80°52′N 18°45′W
Adjacent bodies of water
Length213 km (132.4 mi)
Width115 km (71.5 mi)
Greenland (Denmark)
ZoneNortheast Greenland National Park

It was named after Crown Prince Christian, later Christian X of Denmark (1870–1947) by the 1906–08 Denmark expedition.[1]


Crown Prince Christian Land extends 100 km NE from Cape Jungersen. It is a largely glaciated peninsula surrounded to the north by the Wandel Sea of the Arctic Ocean, to the east by Fram Strait, to the south by the Ingolf Fjord and the Greenland Sea, and to the west by the Greenland Ice Sheet.[2] The northern section of the peninsula is known as Erik S. Henius Land. In the northwest the smaller Princess Ingeborg Peninsula consists mostly of lowland. The southeastern part is mountainous and is known as Amdrup Land. The outer part of Crown Prince Christian Land is almost totally covered by the Flade Isblink ice cap.[3]

Romer Lake, famous for its striking Elephant Foot Glacier, is a long and narrow lake running parallel to Denmark Fjord at the western end of the peninsula to the west of the Princess Elizabeth Alps.[4] Centrum Lake lies at the southern end]]. Princess Dagmar Island lies off its northwestern shores. The Danish military base/weather station Nord is its only settlement.


  1. Place names, NE Greenland - GEUS
  2. Kronprins Christian Land
  3. Prostar Sailing Directions 2005 Greenland and Iceland Enroute, p. 128
  4. "Romer Sø". Mapcarta. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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