Wooden houses in Tasiusaq
Wooden houses in Tasiusaq
Tasiusaq is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 73°22′08″N 56°03′20″W / 73.36889°N 56.05556°W / 73.36889; -56.05556
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
 • Total252
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3962 Upernavik

Tasiusaq (old spelling: Tasiussaq) is an island settlement in the Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland. It had 252 inhabitants in 2020.[1] In Kalaallisut, the name means "looks like a lake".

Upernavik Archipelago

Main article: Upernavik Archipelago

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

Tasiusaq is located on Tasiusaq Island 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[2] 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.[3]


Tasiusaq is one of the few settlements in the Avannaata municipality exhibiting significant growth patterns over the course of the last two decades, increasing by nearly half relative to the 1990 levels and by over 7 percent relative to the 2000 levels.[4]

Tasiusaq population dynamics
Tasiusaq population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[4]


During weekdays Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with flights from Tasiusaq Heliport to Innaarsuit Heliport and to Upernavik Airport.[5]


  1. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland.
  2. ^ Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  3. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Air Greenland, Departures and Arrivals Archived 2010-03-09 at the Wayback Machine