Upernavik Kujalleq

Facts
  • Means ’the southernmost Upernavik'
  • Upernavik means 'the place where you spend the spring'
  • The southernmost settlement in the Upernavik Archipelago
  • Founded in 1855
  • Approx. 200 inhabitants

About Upernavik Kujalleq

Upernavik Kujalleq, which was earlier known in Danish as 'Søndre Upernavik', is the southernmost settlement in the archipelago around Upernavik. Earlier, hunting seals and fishing cod and Atlantic wolffish were the chief livelihoods of people in the settlement, but today it's primarily Greenland halibut that's landed.

Upernavik Kujalleq was founded in 1855 as a trading station. There's a Pilersuisoq grocery store in the settlement.

Experiences in Upernavik Kujalleq

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Transportation to Upernavik Kujalleq

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Transportationby helicopter.

Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat and go on to Upernavik with plane. Take the helicopter connection from Upernavik to Upernavik Kujalleq.

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