Sermitsiaq Island

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Aerial view of Sermitsiaq from the southwest
Sermitsiaq Island is located in Greenland
Sermitsiaq Island
Location within Greenland
Location Nuup Kangerlua
Coordinates 66°18′N 51°27′W / 66.300°N 51.450°W / 66.300; -51.450Coordinates: 66°18′N 51°27′W / 66.300°N 51.450°W / 66.300; -51.450
Municipality Sermersooq

Sermitsiaq Island (Danish: Sadelø) is an uninhabited island in the Sermersooq municipality in southwestern Greenland.


Sermitsiaq is one of three mountainous islands located in the middle section[1] of the 160 km (99.4 mi) long[2] Nuup Kangerlua fjord, to the north of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The two sibling islands are Qeqertarsuaq Island and Qoornuup Qeqertarsua Island.[1] The prominent 1,210 metres (3,970 ft)[2] Sermitsiaq mountain topping the island is a landmark of Nuuk, visible from most places in the city.

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  1. ^ a b O'Carroll, Etain (2005). Greenland and the Arctic. Lonely Planet. p. 154. ISBN 1-74059-095-3. 
  2. ^ a b "TIL OPPLYSNING". Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 15 July 2010.