Saqqarlersuaq Island

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Aerial view of Saqqarlersuaq Island (left) and Kiatassuaq Island (right)
Saqqarlersuaq Island is located in Greenland
Saqqarlersuaq Island
Saqqarlersuaq Island (Greenland)
Location Greenland
Coordinates 74°35′N 56°56′W / 74.583°N 56.933°W / 74.583; -56.933Coordinates: 74°35′N 56°56′W / 74.583°N 56.933°W / 74.583; -56.933
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Saqqarlersuaq Island (old spelling: Sarqardlerssuaq) is an uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. Part of the Upernavik Archipelago, Saqqarlersuaq Island is located in the southern part of Melville Bay.


Saqqarlersuaq Island seen from the Kullorsuaq settlement.

In the south, Saqqarlersuaq Island is separated from the much larger Kiatassuaq Island by the 11 km (6.8 mi) Saqqarlersuup Sullua strait. The strait connects the open waters of Melville Bay in the west with the outlet of Alison Bay in the northeast.[1]

A small Ikerasaa Strait separates the island from Kullorsuaq Island in the northwest, home to the Kullorsuaq settlement, the northernmost settlement in the archipelago.[1]

The highest point on the island is an unnamed 583 m (1,913 ft) peak in the southern part of the island.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992

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