The North region of the state of Rio de Janeiro, while not technically the northernmost part of the state, is nevertheless called "northern" due to the tendency for coastal Brazilians to refer to north as "along the coast towards the northern end of the continent". The region borders the Lakes Region to the south, the Serrana to the west, and the Northwestern region of the state, to the northwest.
- Campos dos Goytacazes
- São Fidélis
- São Francisco de Itabapoana
- São João da Barra
- Jurubatiba Sandbank National Park