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Greenlandic Place Names -- Reference
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:50:16 pm »
Reading place names mentioned in the logbooks and locating the places can be challenging. So, we have created topics like this to help. In this topic we have links to Greenlandic place name resources on the internet. We also have a Custom Google Earth map for Greenland and an Alphabetical list of Greenlandic place names found in the logbooks.

You can make this topic better by contributing to the Greenlandic Place Names -- Discussion!

Note: Place names include lighthouses.

Links to Greenlandic Place Name Resources

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For more general place name resources, see the Welcome topic.

Danish and Greenlandic (Kalaallisut) Geographical Terms

Brae - Glacier
Bugt, Bugten - Bay, cove, gulf, fijord
Fjord - Inlet, fijord
Gletscher - Glacier
Halvo, Halvoen - Peninsula
Havn, Havnen - Harbor, port
Kap - Cape, point
Klippe - Island, rock
Nuua - Point, cape
Oer - Islands
O - Island
Pynt - Point, cape, headland
Redden - Roadstead
Stime - Shoal
Stimer - Shoals
Straede, Straedet - Strait
Sund - Sound, marine channel
Vig - Cove

To ask for help or to contribute place name information and links to place name resources (strongly encouraged!), see Greenlandic Place Names -- Discussion

To view place names in nearby regions, see Canadian Place Names -- Reference
Although it is largely unpopulated, Greenland abolished its three counties in 2009 and has since been divided into four territories known as "municipalities":
The weight of the ice has depressed the central area of Greenland; the bedrock surface is near sea level over most of the interior of Greenland, but mountains occur around the periphery, confining the sheet along its margins. If the ice disappeared, Greenland would most probably appear as an archipelago, at least until isostasy lifted the land surface above sea level once again.

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Re: Greenlandic Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 09:23:29 pm »
Custom Google Earth map

Greenlandic Place Names
For more information on Google Earth maps, see the Welcome topic.
A Google Maps Chart of this area is also available
An Excel csv file with all the placenames of this area is also available
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Re: Greenlandic Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 09:25:10 pm »
Alphabetical list

The following is a list of Greenlandic place names found in logbooks. Where possible, the name contains a link to more information.

Note that latitude and longitude are given in decimal degrees.
  • A latitude with no sign (positive) is in the northern hemisphere.
  • A latitude with a negative sign is in the southern hemisphere.
  • A longitude with no sign (positive) is in the eastern hemisphere.
  • A longitude with a negative sign is in the western hemisphere.

We have done our best to locate these places correctly, but there still may be errors. Remember that the same name is sometimes used for many places, so it is possible that the place listed here is not the place you are searching for. Sometimes the name of a place has changed over time or has simply been misspelled by the log keeper. We have included the variants we have seen in the logbooks and have also tried to include the current, standard name. When there are multiple entries for the same place, the information is only included with one.

Useful hints about sorting the list of place names can be found here: How to sort a list by latitude and longitude

Last updated: 22 Aug 2017

Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            Province   Notes
Aasiaat (town)68.70981-52.86988Qaasuitsup
Aasiaat Station68.71019-52.86996Qaasuitsup
AffirmKujalleqSee Qasigissat (2)
AfirmKujalleqSee Qasigissat (2)

Agaliko FjordKujalleqSee Igaliku Fjord
Agto (town)QaasuitsupSee Attu (town)
Akia IslandKujalleqSee Akia
Alanngorsuaq Fjord60.92609-48.22655Sermersooq

Ammassalik Fjord65.83333-37.05000Sermersooq
AngmagssalikSermersooqSee Tasiilaq
Angmagssalik FjordSermersooqSee Ammassalik Fjord
Angujartorfik BayQeqqataSee Angujaartorfik

Angujartorfik HarborQeqqataSee Angujaartorfik
Arsanguit IslandKujalleqSee Assannguit
Arsuk Fjord61.25000-48.15000Sermersooq
Arsuk Island (1)SermersooqSee Arsuutaa
Arsuk Island (2)SermersooqSee Arsuup Uummannaa

Arsuup Uummannaa61.16750-48.66343Sermersooq
Attu (town)67.94097-53.62365Qaasuitsup

Avatdlek Island64.04015-52.18533Sermersooq
Baffin Bay74.00000-68.00000
Beacon Island64.16368-51.71501Sermersooq
BeadleQaasuitsupSee Dundas
BipedSermersooqSee Ivittuut

BluieSee Greenland
Bluie East Five (1)Northeast Greenland National ParkSee Eskimonaes Station
Bluie East Five (2)Northeast Greenland National ParkSee Myggbukta Station
Bluie East FourNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Ella Island Station
Bluie East OneKujalleqSee Prins Christians Sund (town)

Bluie East ThreeSermersooqSee Gurreholm Station
Bluie East TwoSermersooqSee Ikateq (town)
Bluie West EightQeqqataSee Kangerlussuaq Airport
Bluie West FiveQaasuitsupSee Aasiaat Station
Bluie West FourSermersooqSee Teague Airfield

Bluie West NineQeqqataSee Cruncher Island Station
Bluie West OneKujalleqSee Narsarsuaq (town)
Bluie West SevenSermersooqSee Kangilinnguit (town)
Bluie West SixQaasuitsupSee Thule Air Base
Bluie West ThreeKujalleqSee Simiutaq Station

BodkinQeqqataSee Kangerlussuaq (town)
BredefjordKujalleqSee Ikersuaq
BumboatSermersooqSee Qajartalik
CanineKujalleqSee Torgilsbu
Cape AthollQaasuitsupSee Kap Atholl

Cape MaryNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Kap Mary
Cape OrsuluviakSermersooqSee Qasigissat (1)
Cape RinkNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Kap Rink
Cape WarrenNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Kap Borlase Warren
Cape YorkQaasuitsupSee Kap York

Cape York (town)QaasuitsupSee Perlernerit
Christians HavnSermersooqSee Iterlak
Clavering IslandNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Clavering O
Clavering O74.28468-21.12808Northeast Greenland National Park
CockerNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Eskimonaes Station

Comanche BaySermersooqSee Igtip Kangertiva
Conical RockQaasuitsupSee Igannaq
Coppermine BaySermersooqSee Alanngorsuaq Fjord
Cruncher IslandQeqqataSee Simiutaq (2)
Cruncher Island Station66.04951-53.64233Qeqqata

CurioSermersooqSee Tasiilaq
Davis Strait64.00000-57.00000Between Greenland and Canada
De Dodes Fjord76.12333-66.77500Qaasuitsup
Denmark Strait65.00000-28.00000
Disco BayQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuup Tunua

Disco BugtQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuup Tunua
Disco IslandQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (1)
Disco OerQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (1)
DisdainNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Ittoqqortoormiit
Disko BayQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuup Tunua

Disko BugtQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuup Tunua
Disko IslandQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (1)
Disko OerQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (1)
EgedesmindeQaasuitsupSee Aasiaat (town)

Egedesminde HavnQaasuitsupSee Aasiaat
Egg IslandKujalleqSee Itilleq
Eggers OKujalleqSee Itilleq
Eikerasak HarborQeqqataSee Fiskemesteren Havn
Ekaluit BaySermersooqSee Eqaluit

Ekaluit FjordSermersooqSee Eqaluit
Ella Island Station72.85974-25.14565Northeast Greenland National Park
Eskimonaes Station74.09847-21.27949Northeast Greenland National ParkActive up to 1943
FaeringerhavnSermersooqSee Kangerluarsoruseq (town)

FaeringerhavnenSermersooqSee Kangerluarsoruseq (town)
Fishmasters anchorageQeqqataSee Fiskemesteren Havn
Fiskemesteren Havn66.01027-53.39561Qeqqata
FiskenaesSermersooqSee Qeqertarsuatsiaat (town)

FiskenaessetSermersooqSee Qeqertarsuatsiaat (town)
FiskernaesSermersooqSee Qeqertarsuatsiaat (town)
Fiskernaes FjordSermersooqSee Fiskenaesfjorden
FrederiksdalKujalleqSee Narsaq (town) (1)
FrederikshaabSermersooqSee Paamiut

Frederikshaab IceblinkSermersooqSee Frederikshab Isblink
Frederikshaab IsblinkSermersooqSee Frederikshab Isblink
Frederikshab Isblink62.54209-50.00496Sermersooq
Gael Hamke Bugt74.01841-20.43045Northeast Greenland National Park
Gael Hamkes BugtNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Gael Hamke Bugt

Gate's HoleKujalleqSee Mathaeus Havn
Gates HoleKujalleqSee Mathaeus Havn
GodhavnQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (town)
GodthaabSermersooqSee Nuuk (town)
Godthaab FjordSermersooqSee Nuup Kangerlua

Godthaab HarbourSermersooqSee Skibshavn
GodthabsfjordSermersooqSee Nuup Kangerlua
Green Valley HarborSermersooqSee Gronnedal
GrondalSermersooqSee Gronnedal

Gurreholm Station71.24535-24.58372Sermersooq
Hare IslandQaasuitsupSee Hareo
Hochstetter BayNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Hochstetterbugten

Hochstetter Forland75.61667-20.50000Northeast Greenland National Park
Hochstetter Forland Hunting StationNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Nanok Station
Hochstetterbugten74.99925-19.48700Northeast Greenland National Park
Hollander IslandKujalleqSee Hollaendero

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Re: Greenlandic Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 07:10:49 pm »
Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            Province   Notes
HolsteinborgQeqqataSee Sisimiut (town)
Igaliko FjordKujalleqSee Igaliku Fjord
Igaliku Fjord60.80089-45.59910Kujalleq
Igtip Kangertiva65.06667-40.30000Sermersooq

IkardlugssuakQeqqataSee Ikarlussuak
IkardlugsuakQeqqataSee Ikarlussuak
Ikateq (town)65.94651-36.66756Sermersooq
Ikateq FjordSermersooqSee Ikateq (town)

Ilulissat (town)69.21981-51.09861Qaasuitsup

Indre Kitsigsut IslandsKujalleqSee Indre Kitsissut
Indre Kitsissut60.86667-48.36667Kujalleq
Ininguit BaySermersooqSee Ininguit
InnaanganeqQaasuitsupSee Kap York

Inner ChannelSermersooqSee Qarusulik
Inside PassageSermersooqSee Qarusulik
InsolenceSermersooqSee Paamiut
IterdlakSermersooqSee Iterlak

Ittoqqortoormiit70.48456-21.96221Northeast Greenland National Park
IvanganekQaasuitsupSee Perlernerit
IvigtutSermersooqSee Ivittuut

Ivigtut Cryolite MineSermersooqSee Ivittuut Mine
Ivittuut Mine61.20575-48.16710Sermersooq
JacobshavnQaasuitsupSee Ilulissat (town)
JakobshavnQaasuitsupSee Ilulissat (town)

JulianehaabKujalleqSee Qaqortoq (town)
Julianehaab FjordKujalleqSee Julianehabsfjord
Kaersorsuak CapeQaasuitsupSee Qaersoq
KagsiarsukKujalleqSee Qassiarsuk (town)

KajartalikSermersooqSee Qajartalik
Kakaligatsiak Fjord60.83186-47.36069Kujalleq
KakatsiaqQeqqataSee Qaqqatsiaq
Kakortok FjordKujalleqSee Qaqortup Imaa
Kangaamiut (town)65.82503-53.34279Qeqqata

Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat65.98140-53.04397Qeqqata
KangaarsukQaasuitsupSee Kap Atholl
KangamiutQeqqataSee Kangaamiut (town)
Kangamiut FjordQeqqataSee Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat
Kangek IslandQaasuitsupSee Kangeq

KangerdlukKujalleqSee Kangerluk
Kangerluarsoruseq (town)63.69776-51.54446Sermersooq

Kangerlussuaq (town)67.00876-50.68937Qeqqata
Kangerlussuaq Airport67.01185-50.71366Qeqqata
Kangilinnguit (town)61.23238-48.09600Sermersooq

Kap Atholl76.38278-69.63028Qaasuitsup
Kap Borlase Warren74.26584-19.37233Northeast Greenland National Park
Kap Mary74.16173-20.19686Northeast Greenland National Park
Kap Rink75.13003-19.60854Northeast Greenland National Park
Kap York75.90972-66.45139Qaasuitsup

KapisilikSermersooqSee Kapisillit (town)
Kapisillit (town)64.43518-50.27130Sermersooq
Karajak FjordQaasuitsupSee Qarajaq Isfjord
Karajak GlacierQaasuitsupSee Qarajaq Isfjord
Karrat Fjord71.38333-53.66667Qaasuitsup

Karrats FjordQaasuitsupSee Karrat Fjord
Kekertarssuak (1)SermersooqSee Qeqertarsuaq (2)
Kekertarssuak (2)QaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (1)
Kekertarsuak (1)QaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (town)
Kekertarsuak (2)QaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (3)

Kekertarsuak IslandQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (3)
Kekertat IslandKujalleqSee Kekertat Oerne
Kekertat Oerne60.58333-47.56667Kujalleq
KikertarsuakQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (1)
Kingigtanguak IslandQaasuitsupSee Kanginguaq

Kioke (1)65.99872-53.53183Qeqqata
Kioke (2)KujalleqSee Qiioqe
Kipisako BaySermersooqSee Qipisaqqu

Kobbermine BugtSermersooqSee Alanngorsuaq Fjord
Kong Oscar Havn65.61329-37.62769Sermersooq
Kong Oscars HavnSermersooqSee Kong Oscar Havn
Kornok PassageSermersooqSee Qoornup Sullua
KugssuakQeqqataSee Qernertuarssup Qula

Kugssuak BayQeqqataSee Sarfartooq
Kugssuk FjordSermersooqSee Qussuk
Kungnait BaySermersooqSee Eqaluit
Mackenzie BayNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Mackenzie Bugt
Mackenzie Bugt73.44721-21.46866Northeast Greenland National Park

MalaccaSermersooqSee Nuuk (town)
Marrak Point AirfieldSermersooqSee Teague Airfield
Mathaeus Havn60.80054-46.31514Kujalleq
Melville Monument75.76667-59.41667Qaasuitsup

Myggbukta Station73.49083-21.55194Northeast Greenland National Park
Naajat Kangerluat60.03673-43.14434Kujalleq
Nanok Station75.14571-19.76440Northeast Greenland National Park
NarrsakSermersooqSee Narsaq (town) (2)
NarsakKujalleqSee Narsaq (town) (3)

Narsak PassageKujalleqSee Narsaq Sund
Narsaq (town) (1)60.00488-44.66531Kujalleq
Narsaq (town) (2)64.00167-51.63378Sermersooq
Narsaq (town) (3)60.91298-46.05055Kujalleq
Narsaq Sund60.91667-46.11667Kujalleq

NarsarssuakKujalleqSee Narsarsuaq (town)
Narsarsuaq (town)61.15667-45.42536Kujalleq
Natsek CoveKujalleqSee Naajat Kangerluat
Nordlysets LobKujalleqSee Ikerasaitsiak
North Star Bay76.53826-69.28391Qaasuitsup

NugatsiakQaasuitsupSee Nuugaatsiaq (town)
Nugsuak HalvoQaasuitsupSee Nuussuaq
NunasarnukKujalleqSee Nunasarnaq
Nuugaatsiaq (town)71.53563-53.21240Qaasuitsup

Nuuk (town)64.18347-51.72157Sermersooq
Nuup Kangerlua64.50000-51.38333Sermersooq
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Re: Greenlandic Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 07:11:12 pm »
Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            Province   Notes
OnotoKujalleqSee Narsarsuaq (town)
OrsuluviakSermersooqSee Qasigissat (1)

Paarliit IslandKujalleqSee Paarliit
Pandora ReefQeqqataSee Qilangat
Pardtlet IslandKujalleqSee Paarliit
Peter BayNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Peter Bugt

Peter Bugt75.31411-20.21347Northeast Greenland National Park
Prince Christian SoundKujalleqSee Prins Christian Sund
Prins Christian Sund60.11667-43.63333Kujalleq

Prins Christians Sund (town)60.05587-43.15923Kujalleq
Proven IslandQaasuitsupSee Kangerssuatsiaq
Qaarsorsuak IslandQaasuitsupSee Qaarsorsuaq
Qaersok CapeQaasuitsupSee Qaersoq

Qaqaligatsiaq FjordKujalleqSee Kakaligatsiak Fjord
Qaqortoq (town)60.71839-46.03561Kujalleq
Qaqortup FjordKujalleqSee Qaqortup Imaa

Qaqortup Imaa60.77911-45.97984Kujalleq
Qarajaq GlacierQaasuitsupSee Qarajaq Isfjord
Qarajaq Isfjord70.42001-51.14513Qaasuitsup

Qasigissat (1)65.56634-37.69183Sermersooq
Qasigissat (2)60.67175-46.44513Kujalleq
Qassiarsuk (town)61.14958-45.51452Kujalleq
Qeqertarsuaq (1)69.75000-53.50000Qaasuitsup
Qeqertarsuaq (2)61.06543-48.55820Sermersooq

Qeqertarsuaq (3)71.61846-53.21915Qaasuitsup
Qeqertarsuaq (town)69.24721-53.53682Qaasuitsup
Qeqertarsuatsiaat (town)63.08815-50.67767Sermersooq
Qeqertarsuup Tunua69.00000-52.00000Qaasuitsup

Qernertuarssup Qula66.46539-52.01769Qeqqata
Qoornup Sullua64.39516-51.21380Sermersooq

RancidSee Greenland
Ravens StoroSermersooqSee Ravn Storo
Ravn Storo62.71667-50.36667Sermersooq
Rens IslandSermersooqSee Renso

Saint Finschoya IslandNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Store Finsch
SanchoKujalleqSee Simiutaq Station
SanerutSermersooqSee Sannerut

ScoresbysundNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Ittoqqortoormiit
SemersutSermersooqSee Sermersuut
Semersut PointSermersooqSee Sermersuut Point
Sermersut UmanarssukSermersooqSee Uummannaarsuk

Sermersuut Point61.24303-48.95113Sermersooq
ShekelSermersooqSee Kangerluarsoruseq (town)
SimituatSermersooqSee Simiuttat
Simiutak (1)KujalleqSee Simiutaq (1)

Simiutak (2)QeqqataSee Simiutaq (2)
Simiutak StationKujalleqSee Simiutaq Station
Simiutaq (1)60.69033-46.58152Kujalleq
Simiutaq (2)66.06208-53.57071Qeqqata
Simiutaq Station60.68337-46.59675Kujalleq

Simpson Passage61.05579-48.43151Sermersooq
Singarnak IslandQaasuitsupSee Singarnaq
Sisimiut (town)66.93946-53.67350Qeqqata

SkovfjordKujalleqSee Skovfjorden
Sondre StromfjordQeqqataSee Kangerlussuaq
Sondre Stromfjord (town)QeqqataSee Kangerlussuaq (town)

Sondrestrom Air BaseQeqqataSee Kangerlussuaq Airport
Sondrestromfjord (town)QeqqataSee Kangerlussuaq (town)
SpiritedSermersooqSee Ivittuut
Stephensen's HavnKujalleqSee Stephensens Havn
Stephensens Havn60.92030-46.19880Kujalleq

SternumQaasuitsupSee Qeqertarsuaq (town)
SternwalkNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Mackenzie Bugt
Store Finsch74.04467-20.89050Northeast Greenland National Park
Store Finschoya IslandNortheast Greenland National ParkSee Store Finsch
StoroSermersooqSee Qeqertarsuaq (2)

Storo IslandSermersooqSee Qeqertarsuaq (2)
SugartoppenQeqqataSee Maniitsoq
SukkertoppenQeqqataSee Maniitsoq
Susanne IslandsQaasuitsupSee Susanneoer

Svartenhuks HalvoQaasuitsupSee Svartenhuk
Tatsip Ata BayQeqqataSee Tatsip Ataa

Tatsip Ata InletQeqqataSee Tatsip Ataa
Tatsip Ataa66.84610-51.12505Qeqqata
TavdlorutitSermersooqSee Tallorutit
Taylors Havn61.16129-48.18578Sermersooq
Teague Airfield63.43194-51.15234Sermersooq

The Deadhs FjordQaasuitsupSee De Dodes Fjord
The VaigatQaasuitsupSee Vaigat
ThuleQaasuitsupSee Dundas
Thule Air Base76.53111-68.70167Qaasuitsup
Thule Air Force BaseQaasuitsupSee Thule Air Base

TorssukatakSermersooqSee Torsukattak (1)
Torssukatak Narrows61.17292-48.27689Sermersooq
Torssukatak SnaeveringSermersooqSee Torssukatak Narrows
Torsukatak FjordSermersooqSee Torsukattak (1)

Torsukattak (1)61.17193-48.37280Sermersooq
Torsukattak (2)60.80340-48.14037Kujalleq
Torve IslandQaasuitsupSee Avalleq
Tunugdliarfik FjordKujalleqSee Tunulliarfik

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Re: Greenlandic Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 07:11:32 pm »
Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            Province   Notes
Tunulliarfik FjordKujalleqSee Tunulliarfik
UmanakQaasuitsupSee Uummannaq (town)
Umanak FjordQaasuitsupSee Uummannaq Fjord
Umanak IslandSermersooqSee Arsuup Uummannaa
Uminak FjordQaasuitsupSee Uummannaq Fjord

Upernavik (town)72.78720-56.14436Qaasuitsup
UpernivikQaasuitsupSee Upernavik (town)
Upernivik IslandQaasuitsupSee Upernavik

UummannaqQaasuitsupSee Dundas
Uummannaq (town)70.67442-52.12545Qaasuitsup
Uummannaq Fjord70.92472-52.96783Qaasuitsup
Vaigat ChannelQaasuitsupSee Vaigat

Vaigat StraitQaasuitsupSee Vaigat
Vester Ejland68.62456-53.53406Qaasuitsup
VinegarQeqqataSee Cruncher Island Station
Webers Havn61.17594-48.20792Sermersooq
Wolstenholme Island76.43267-70.03235Qaasuitsup

Wolstenholme OQaasuitsupSee Wolstenholme Island
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