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Upernavik, Greenland

Upernavik is a small town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland, located on a small island of the same name. It is located within the Upernavik Archipelago on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay.

Visitors to Upernavik can view the open-air museum, the town’s old church and cemetery and experience dog sledding. Visitors can also learn about traditional Greenlandic hunting culture.

Things to See & Do

* Explore the town
* Old church
* Cemetery
* Upernavik Museum
* Dog sledding

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 1,130 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Travel Links – Upernavik is served by Air Greenland, with scheduled flights from Upernavik Airport to Qaanaaq, Qaarsut, and Ilulissat. Most settlements in the archipelago are served during weekdays with the Bell 212 helicopter.

In the summer, a small ferry of Royal Arctic Line sails to local villages.

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