• Ikerasak means 'strait' in Greenlandic
  • The population is approx. 200
  • The danish actor Flemming Jensen was a school teacher here from 1973 to 1975

About Ikerasak

Ikerasak is a settlement on an island located south of Uummannaq. Its location offers plenty of fishing and hunting of seal, halibut, catfish, reindeer and musk ox all year round. An Air Greenland helicopter provides services between Ikerasak and Uummannaq.


  • Ikerasak has a nursing station. Patients with more serious conditions are flown/sailed to the hospital in Uummannaq
  • There are no roads in the settlement. The only forms of transportation are boats, snowmobiles and dogsleds
  • The church with 150 seats was founded in 1936

Experiences in Ikerasak


Transportation to Ikerasak

How do I get there?

Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat, then you fly from Ilulissat to Qaarsut.
From Qaarsut you take the helicopter to Uummannaq and then to Ikerasak.

How do I get around?

By foot or by sea with locals. Dogsleds are a frequent means of transportation during winter and spring