t’s said to be the world’s largest island within an island within an island – but it has probably never been visited by a human.
Measuring about four acres, this unnamed islet in the Arctic is set within a small lake which is on a slightly larger island within a bigger lake on Canada’s enormous Victoria Island.
It’s likely that no one has ever stepped foot on it, however, as it has no access routes and it is miles from the nearest settlement on barren and sparsely populated Victoria Island, the eighth largest island in the world.
About 75 miles inland from Victoria Island’s southern coast, the islet (69.793° N, 108.241° W) was pointed out by record-setting Jeopardy champion and Maphead author Ken Jennings, although he did not make the original discovery.
It was written about as early as 2007.
Before this discovery, the world’s largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island was thought to be at Luzon, in the Philippines.