|Location||Lincoln Sea, Northern Greenland|
|Area||1,466 km2 (566 sq mi)|
|Coastline||192.4 km (119.55 mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,067 m (3501 ft)|
|Zone||Northeast Greenland National Park|
The island lies between the Victoria Fjord and the Nordenskjöld Fjord separated from the Freuchen Land Peninsula of the mainland by a narrow sound. Stephenson Island and John Murray Island lie off its northern end. Nares Land is fairly large, with an area of 1,466 square kilometres (566 square miles) and a shoreline of 192.4 kilometres (119.6 miles). It is 75 kilometres (47 miles) long and up to 30 kilometres (19 miles) wide in its widest place. It has an average elevation of 161 metres (528 feet) and its highest point is 1,067 metres (3,501 feet).
The area where the island lies has a severe Polar climate and was formerly part of Avannaa, originally Nordgrønland ("North Greenland"), a former county of Greenland until 31 December 2008. The sea around the island is frozen practically the whole year round.