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A frozen area from October to July

Information about Etah

At the very northern end of Baffin Bay and the very northwest of Greenland, Etah looks across the Nares Strait to Ellesmere Island, the area usually frozen from October to July.

The area was the crossing point to Greenland for cultures 4,400 and 2,700 years ago, the Thule culture migrants less than a thousand years ago, and the point of the last migration of the Inuit from Baffin Island reached the coast of Greenland in 1865 Etah was also a starting point for various expeditions attempting to get to the North Pole.

Today the channel, when frozen, continues to be a crossing point for wildlife from Canada to Greenland, even Wolverine get across. Etah used to be the most-northerly populated settlement in the world, but it was abandoned (Inuit moving south to Pituffik) due to the harsh conditions.

Interesting facts about Etah

As a crossing point for wildlife, almost anything might turn up, even a Wolverine!

Pictures of Etah

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Greenland fjord
Red Fjord into Rypefjord

Possible Activities in Etah


Wildlife observation

Highlights Close to Etah

Animals in Etah

Our trips to Etah

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