Illunnguit Island

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Illunnguit is located in Greenland
Location Greenland
Coordinates 73°18′N 56°20′W / 73.300°N 56.333°W / 73.300; -56.333Coordinates: 73°18′N 56°20′W / 73.300°N 56.333°W / 73.300; -56.333
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Illunnguit Island (old spelling: Igdlúnguit) is an uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.


Once inhabited,[1] the Illunnguit Island is located in the outer belt of islands in Tasiusaq Bay, in the central part of Upernavik Archipelago. The inner waterways of the bay separate it from Paagussat Island in the north, and Tasiusaq Island in the east.[2] It is one of the low-lying islands buffering Tasiusaq Island from the west. The highest point on the island is an unnamed 310 m (1,020 ft) point in the southeast.[2]


  1. ^ Petersen, Robert (2003). Settlements, kinship and hunting grounds in traditional Greenland: A comparative study of local experiences from Upernavik and Ammassalik. Danish Polar Center. p. 130. ISBN 978-87-635-1261-9. 
  2. ^ a b Upernavik, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992