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Hunde Eijland, Greenland

Hunde Eijland (now known as Kitsissuarsuit) is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland. It is located on a small island in southern Disko Bay, 21 km north of Aasiaat. The island is surrounded by rich waters which attract both seabirds and whales. At Hunde Eijland there are old dwellings of Greenlands,'s Thule culture (dating from the 11th century) and graves from 18th century whalers can be seen.

Things to See & Do

* View old Thule culture dwellings
* Graves of 18th century whalers

General Information

Cruise Season - May - Oct
Currency - Danish krone (DKK)
Language - Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population - 79 approx
Land Area - 6km²
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Travel Links - Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with winter-only helicopter flights from Kitsissuarsuit Heliport to Aasiaat Airport. Settlement flights in the Disko Bay region are unique in that they are operated only during winter and spring.

During summer and autumn, when the waters of Disko Bay are navigable, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by Diskoline. The ferry links Kitsissuarsuit with Aasiaat and Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island.

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