Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea
Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea is located in Arctic
Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea
Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea
Location in the Arctic
LocationArctic Ocean
Coordinates78°30′30″N 106°45′40″W / 78.50833°N 106.76111°W / 78.50833; -106.76111 (Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea, Nunavut)
Basin countriesNunavut and Northwest Territories, Canada
Max. length800 km (500 mi)

Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea formerly Prince Gustav Adolf Sea[1] (French: Mer du Prince-Gustave-Adolphe) is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut,[2] and the Inuvik Region,[3] Canada.


It is situated among the islands of the Arctic Archipelago. The sea is bounded on the west by Borden Island and Mackenzie King Island, and on the east by Ellef Ringnes Island. To the south is Lougheed Island. The sea opens into the Arctic Ocean to the north, and into the Byam Martin Channel and Maclean Strait to the south.

The Sea was named in 1898 by Otto Sverdrup after the Swedish prince (and later king) Gustav VI Adolf.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea / Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea (Formerly Prince Gustav Adolf Sea)
  2. ^ Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea, Nunavut
  3. ^ Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea, Northwest Territories
  4. ^ Otto Neumann, Sverdrup (1959). Arctic adventures: Adapted from New land: four years in the Arctic regions. Longmans. p. 215.
  5. ^ Barr, Elinor (2015-07-27). Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442695153.