Cape Farewell, Greenland


Cape Farewell
Nunap Isua
Map showing the location of Cape Farewell
Map showing the location of Cape Farewell
LocationKujalleq, Greenland
Coordinates59°46′23″N 43°55′21″W / 59.77306°N 43.92250°W / 59.77306; -43.92250Coordinates: 59°46′23″N 43°55′21″W / 59.77306°N 43.92250°W / 59.77306; -43.92250
Offshore water bodiesNorth Atlantic Ocean

Cape Farewell (Greenlandic: Nunap Isua;[1] Danish: Kap Farvel)[2] is a headland on the southern shore of Egger Island, Nunap Isua Archipelago, Greenland.[3] As the southernmost point of the country, it is one of the important landmarks of Greenland.


Located at 59°46′23″N 43°55′21″W / 59.77306°N 43.92250°W / 59.77306; -43.92250, excluding small offshore islets, this cape is the southernmost extent of Greenland, projecting out into the North Atlantic Ocean and the Labrador Sea on the same latitude as St Petersburg, Oslo and the Shetland Islands. Egger and the associated minor islands are known as the Cape Farewell Archipelago. The area is part of the Kujalleq municipality. King Frederick VI Coast stretches from Cape Farewell to Pikiulleq Bay (former spelling 'Pikiutdleq') in the north along the eastern coast of Greenland.

Cape Farewell (in the centre of the image) and the rugged southern coast of Egger Island. The coast (dark) is generally surrounded by sea ice, making navigation treacherous.
Uummannarsuaq amongst the extreme points of Greenland

See also


  1. ^ Den grønlandske Lods - Geodatastyrelsen
  2. ^ "Cape Farewell". Geonames. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ Cape Farewell

External links

  • Aerial photographs of the Kap Farvel area
  • Ketilidian structure and the rapakivi suite between Lindenow Fjord and Kap Farvel, South-East Greenland