Upernavik Kujalleq (old spelling: Upernavik Kujatdleq), formerly Søndre Upernavik, is an island settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. Founded in 1855 as a trading station, the settlement had 204 inhabitants in 2010.
Upernavik Kujalleq within the Upernavik Archipelago
Upernavik Kujalleq is located within Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. The archipelago extends from the northwestern coast of Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the south at approximately 71°50′N 56°00′W / 71.833°N 56.000°W to the southern end of Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq) in the north at approximately 74°50′N 57°30′W / 74.833°N 57.500°W.
On weekdays, Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with mostly cargo helicopter flights from Upernavik Kujalleq Heliport to Kangersuatsiaq and Upernavik.
The population of Upernavik Kujalleq has remained relatively stable over the last two decades.
Upernavik Kujalleq population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland