Upernivik Island

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For Upernavik island, see Upernavik.
Location of Upernivik Island
Location Uummannaq Fjord
Coordinates 71°16′N 52°45′W / 71.267°N 52.750°W / 71.267; -52.750Coordinates: 71°16′N 52°45′W / 71.267°N 52.750°W / 71.267; -52.750
Area 540 km2 (210 sq mi)
Municipality Qaasuitsup
Aerial view of southwestern Upernivik Island

Upernivik Island is an uninhabited[1] island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. At 540 km2 (208.5 sq mi),[1] it is the largest island in the Uummannaq Fjord area, located in its northern part.[2] Upernivik island is very mountainous. Its highest point is Palup Qaqqaa, at 2,105 m (6,906.2 ft).


  1. ^ a b Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  2. ^ Nuussuaq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992