Gael Hamke Bay

Gael Hamke Bay (Danish: Gael Hamkes Bugt) is a large bay in King Christian X Land, East Greenland. Administratively it is part of the Northeast Greenland National Park zone.

Gael Hamke Bay
Gael Hamkes Bugt
Map section with the bay in the lower right corner.
Gael Hamke Bay
Location in Greenland
Coordinates74°00′N 20°30′W
Ocean/sea sourcesGreenland Sea
Basin countriesGreenland
SettlementsEskimonaes and Dødemandsbugten (abandoned)

The bay was named after a Dutch skipper that claimed to have discovered the bay in 1654.[1]


The bay lies south of Wollaston Foreland, north of Home Foreland, and east of Clavering Island. Towards the west lie the Finsch Islands, where the bay narrows and becomes the Godthab Gulf. The Young Sound has its mouth in the north, between the eastern end of Clavering Island and the southern shore of Wollaston Foreland. Jackson Island lies to the southeast at the mouth of the bay.[2]

Map of Northeastern Greenland
East Greenland Terra/MODIS satellite image


  1. "Catalogue of place names in northern East Greenland". Geological Survey of Denmark. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. "Gael Hamke Bugt". Mapcarta. Retrieved 20 September 2019.