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Innaarsuit is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 73°12′00″N 56°00′40″W / 73.20000°N 56.01111°W / 73.20000; -56.01111Coordinates: 73°12′00″N 56°00′40″W / 73.20000°N 56.01111°W / 73.20000; -56.01111
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
MunicipalityQaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
 • MayorSusanne Kristensen Eliassen
 • Total161
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3962 Upernavik

Innaarsuit (old spelling: Ivnârssuit) (IATA: IUI) is an island settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. Located on an island of the same name, the settlement had 161 inhabitants in 2010.[2]

Upernavik Archipelago

Sketch map of the Upernavik Archipelago on the Baffin Bay coast of northwestern Greenland
Innaarsuit within the Upernavik Archipelago

Innaarsuit 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 / 71.833; -56.000[3] 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 / 74.833; -57.500.[4]


Innaarsuit is one of the few settlements in the Qaasuitsup municipality exhibiting significant growth patterns over the course of the last two decades, increasing by nearly half relative to the 1990 levels, similarly to other settlements in the northern half of the archipelago: Kullorsuaq, and Tasiusaq.[5]

Innaarsuit population dynamics
Innaarsuit population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[5]


During weekdays Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with flights from Innaarsuit Heliport to Tasiusaq Heliport and to Upernavik Airport.[6]


  1. ^ "Ingen helikopter i en måned". Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (in Danish). 22 January 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine (in Danish)
  3. ^ Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  5. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Booking system". Air Greenland. Retrieved 6 July 2010.