Nasaussap Saqqaa

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Nasaussap Saqqaa is located in Upernavik Archipelago
Nasaussap Saqqaa
Nasaussap Saqqaa (Upernavik Archipelago)

Nasaussap Saqqaa (old spelling: Nasaussap Sarqâ, Danish: Ussing Isfjord) is a fjord in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.

Geography[edit]

The 29.8 km (18.5 mi) long fjord is an inlet of Sugar Loaf Bay, flowing to the west-north-west between Qullikorsuit Island in the southwest, and the Amitsorsuaq and Nasaussaq islands in the north. Ussing Glacier drains the Greenland ice sheet into the head of the fjord.[1] The shores of Nasaussap Saqqaa are uninhabited; the closest settlement is Nuussuaq on a peninsula of the same name, 26.5 km (16.5 mi) to the northwest of the fjord mouth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992

Coordinates: 73°55′N 56°05′W / 73.917°N 56.083°W / 73.917; -56.083