Ella Island

Ella Island, or Ella Ø, is an island in eastern Greenland, within Northeast Greenland National Park.

Ella Island
Ella Ø  (Danish)
Ella Island, East Greenland, august 2007.jpg
Southwestern side. Onlap of devonian sandstone (right) on folded cambrian to ordovician rocks (left).
Ella Island is located in Greenland
Ella Island
Ella Island
LocationGreenland Sea
Coordinates72°51′N 25°00′W / 72.850°N 25.000°W / 72.850; -25.000Coordinates: 72°51′N 25°00′W / 72.850°N 25.000°W / 72.850; -25.000
ZoneNortheast Greenland National Park


Ella Island is located at the mouth of Kempe Fjord in the northern end of King Oscar Fjord. To the east lie larger Traill Island and Geographical Society Island. Off its northern end lie Maria Island and Ruth Island.[1]

The island has an area of 143.6 km2 and a shoreline of 59.6 kilometres.[2] Ella Island is separated from the western shore of the fjord by the Narwhal Sound.

Map of Northeastern Greenland


Lauge Koch had a cabin on the northern side of the island named Eagle's nest. The botanist Thorvald Sørensen spent the years 1931-1935 here. His observations formed the basis for his doctoral thesis in 1941.

During World War II, US forces had an installation on the island called Bluie East Four.[3] The Sirius Sledge Patrol maintains a small base on the island which is manned only in summer.[4][5]

In 1971 a meteorite was found on Ella Island,[6] classified as a L-6 chondrite.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Kempes Fjord". Mapcarta. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  2. ^ UNEP
  3. ^ Greenland Stations Archived 2007-11-23 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Palle Norrit. "The Sirius Sledge Patrol". Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  5. ^ "Organisation" (in Danish). Grønlands Kommando. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  6. ^ 1975Metic..10 1C Page 1