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Blæsedalen (Greenlandic: Itinneq Kangilleq) is a large glacial valley on Disko Island, Western Greenland. The north-south U-formed valley features include icing ridges and a braided river system;[1] Røde Elv (red river) has red sediment, which colours its water. The valley is situated north of Qeqertarsuaq and stretches northward approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) to Kangerluk.[2] The valley is fed by outlet-glaciers from Lyngemarkens Iskappe.[3] Between Blæsedalen and Grønlænderhuse, there is evidence of Paleoinuit and Thule Culture habitation.[4]


  1. ^ Geological Society of Denmark 1979, p. 16.
  2. ^ "The landscape at the Arctic Station". Arctic Station administration, Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Humlum, Ole (October 23, 1979). "Icing ridges : a sedimentary criterion for recognizing former occurrence of icings". Bull. Geol. Soc. Denmark 28: 11. 
  4. ^ "List of vulnerable cultural heritage sites in Northeast Greenland". Government of Greenland. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 

Coordinates: 69°21′N 53°30′W / 69.35°N 53.50°W / 69.35; -53.50