Egger Island


Egger Island
Cape farewell greenland landsat.jpg
Landsat image with Egger Island's headland Cape Farewell in the centre.
Location of Egger Island
LocationNorth Atlantic Ocean
Southern Greenland
Coordinates59°53′N 43°54′W / 59.89°N 43.90°W / 59.89; -43.90Coordinates: 59°53′N 43°54′W / 59.89°N 43.90°W / 59.89; -43.90
ArchipelagoCape Farewell Archipelago]
Highest elevation903 m (2,963 ft)
Highest pointKuvnerit Mount

Egger Island (Danish: Eggers Ø; Greenlandic: Itilleq, old spelling: Itivdleq)[1] is Greenland's southernmost island. It is located in the Kujalleq municipality and is uninhabited.


Egger Island is an important landmark for a small islet off Cape Farewell, its southern headland, is the southernmost point of Greenland. It is part of the Cape Farewell Archipelago (Nunap Isua).[2]

The island has a deeply indented coastline and is separated from the neighbouring islands of the archipelago by narrow sounds. Qunnerit lies to the west, Sammisoq to the north and the smaller Avatdlerssuaq and Saningassoq to the east. Egger Island has an area of 308.8 km2 and a shoreline of 150.2 kilometres.[3]

Cape Farewell lies at the island's southernmost tip, with a height of over 2000 feet; it is noted for bad weather.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Itilleq". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Cape Farewell Map - Greenland - Mapcarta". Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ "UNEP | ITP". Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ John Paxton (30 December 2015). Statesman's Yearbook World Gazetteer. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 200. ISBN 978-1-349-01415-6.