Sikuijivitteq

Sikuijivitteq (Danish: Mogens Heinesen Fjord),[1] also known as Kangerdlugsuatsiak, is a fjord of the King Frederick VI Coast in the Kujalleq municipality, southeastern Greenland.[2] The name 'Mogens Heinesen' is based on Magnus Heinason, a 16th-century Faroese naval hero.

Sikuijivitteq
Mogens Heinesen Fjord
Kangerdlugsuatsiak
Location of Sikuijivitteq
Sikuijivitteq is located in Greenland
Sikuijivitteq
Sikuijivitteq
Location in Greenland
LocationKujalleq, Greenland
Coordinates62°24′N 42°37′W / 62.400°N 42.617°W / 62.400; -42.617Coordinates: 62°24′N 42°37′W / 62.400°N 42.617°W / 62.400; -42.617
TypeFjord
Part ofKing Frederick VI Coast
Ocean/sea sourcesNorth Atlantic Ocean
Max. length45 km (28 mi)
Max. width4.7 km (2.9 mi)
IslandsIkermiit

GeographyEdit

Sikuijivitteq is located south of Timmiarmiut Fjord (Timmiarmiit Kangertivat); to the east it opens into the North Atlantic Ocean.[3] Ikermiit Island is located off the fjord's mouth.[4]

MountainsEdit

There are high mountains rising on both sides of the fjord, becoming especially craggy towards the inner side. One of the most impressive is a dark pyramidal peak in the nunatak at the head of the fjord rising steeply to a height of 1,884 m (6,181 ft) on the southern side above the glacier at 62°30′57″N 43°20′44″W / 62.51583°N 43.34556°W / 62.51583; -43.34556.

6 km to the east in the same nunatak there is a steep mountain with multiple peaks rising to a height of 1,894 m (6,214 ft) at 62°31′20″N 43°13′5″W / 62.52222°N 43.21806°W / 62.52222; -43.21806 and at the eastern end there is a massive summit rising to a height of 1,945 m (6,381 ft) above the confluence of the glaciers at 62°31′18″N 43°7′2″W / 62.52167°N 43.11722°W / 62.52167; -43.11722, but the highest is a 2,069 m (6,788 ft) glacier-topped mountain located to the west at 62°32′37″N 43°23′33″W / 62.54361°N 43.39250°W / 62.54361; -43.39250.[2]

 
"Morgens" Heinesen Fjord in a 1944 map of the area around Skjoldungen.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Den grønlandske Lods - Geodatastyrelsen
  2. ^ a b GoogleEarth
  3. ^ "Mogens Heinesen Fjord". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ Prostar Sailing Directions 2005 Greenland and Iceland Enroute, p. 101

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