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Umiasussuk seen from the northwest, from Upernavik Island
Highest point
Elevation620 m (2,030 ft) [1]
Prominence620 m (2,030 ft)
Coordinates72°45′39″N 55°56′25″W / 72.76083°N 55.94028°W / 72.76083; -55.94028Coordinates: 72°45′39″N 55°56′25″W / 72.76083°N 55.94028°W / 72.76083; -55.94028
Umiasussuk is located in Upernavik Archipelago
LocationQaarsorsuaq Island, Upernavik Archipelago, Greenland

Umiasussuk (old spelling: Umiasugssuk) is a 620 m (2,030 ft)[1] mountain in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland, located in the northern part of Qaarsorsuaq Island in the Upernavik Archipelago. The name of the mountain means "a boat-shaped mountain" in the Greenlandic language.


Aerial view of Umiasussuk (top left)

Umiasussuk is a standalone mountain, a flooded peak, whose trapezoid shape is the landmark of Upernavik town, visible from the Upernavik Airport 7 km (23,000 ft) away, and from the entire eastern and northern coast of Upernavik Island.

Via a small isthmus in the east, the mountain is connected with the remainder of the large Qaarsorsuaq Island.[1] To the north, the Torsuut strait separates the mountain from Atilissuaq Island. To the west, the low Akia Island separates the mountain from Upernavik Island.


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