Aappilattoq is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 72°53′00″N 55°36′00″W / 72.88333°N 55.60000°W / 72.88333; -55.60000
Sovereign state Kingdom of Denmark
Autonomous countryGreenland
 • Total149
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3962 Upernavik

Aappilattoq (Greenlandic pronunciation: [aːpːilatːɔq]) is a settlement in the Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland, located on an island of the same name in the southern part of Upernavik Archipelago. Founded in 1805,[1] the settlement had 149 inhabitants in 2020.[2]

Upernavik Archipelago

Main article: Upernavik Archipelago

Sketch map of the Upernavik Archipelago on the Baffin Bay coast of northwestern Greenland
Aappilattoq within the Upernavik Archipelago

Aappilattoq is located within Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. The archipelago extends from the northwestern coast of Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the south at approximately 71°50′N 56°00′W / 71.833°N 56.000°W / 71.833; -56.000[3] to the southern end of Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq) in the north at approximately 74°50′N 57°30′W / 74.833°N 57.500°W / 74.833; -57.500.[4]


During weekdays Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with mostly cargo helicopter flights between Aappilattoq Heliport and Upernavik Airport.[5]


The population of Aappilattoq has increased in the 1990s. It has been however steadily decreasing since.[6]

Aappilattoq population dynamics
Aappilattoq population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[6]


  1. ^ Qaasuitsup Municipality Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine (in Danish)
  2. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland. Archived from the original on 2020-11-18. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  3. ^ Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  5. ^ Air Greenland, Departures and Arrivals Archived 2010-03-09 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine