- Fiann Paul, Tathagata Roy, Jeff Willis, Carlo Facchino, Tor Wigum
- 78° 15' 20'' N degree(s) minute(s) second(s)
- Norway (Longyearbyen)
The northernmost recorded latitude on land reached by a rowing vessel on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters is 78° 15' 20'' N, by Fiann Paul (Iceland), Tathagata Roy (India), Jeff Willis (UK), Carlo Facchino (USA) and Tor Wigum (Norway), who rowed 600 miles (965 km; 521 nautical miles) from Tromsø, Norway, to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, in 9 days 23 hr 26 min between 20 and 30 July 2017 on board Polar Row.
The definition of "Rows on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters" applies only to pure rowing expeditions across major water basins above the Polar Circle from land to land, excluding any use of sail, paddling on kayaks or canoes, as well as rows around islands, within archipelagos and coastal rows, i.e., within the vicinity of land and with the possibility to get ashore.
The northernmost recorded latitude on land reached by a rowing vessel in an Arctic Ocean off-coast row is 78° 35.7 N, by a team of six: Jock Wishart, skipper, Mark Delstanche, Billy Gammon, David Mans, Rob Sleep and Mark Beaumont (all UK), who rowed 232 miles (375 km; 202 nautical miles) within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago from Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island, Nunavut group of islands, to Ellef Ringnes Island (with stop-over on Thor Island) in 40 days between 28 July and 26 August 2011 on board Old Pulteney.