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Northern Pole of Inaccessibility

The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility , located at 8403' North, 17451' West, is the point farthest from any northern coastline. It is located within the Arctic region. It is on the surface of the Arctic Ocean which is most distant from land, about 700 miles from the nearest coast. It is a geographic construct, not an actual physical phenomenon. It was first reached by Sir Hubert Wilkins, who flew by aircraft in 1927; in 1958 a Russian icebreaker reached this point.