Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Kangerlussuaq is a settlement in western Greenland located at the head of the fjord of the same name. It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport.

Kangerlussuaq is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and wildlife. It is home to musk ox, reindeers, arctic foxes, falcons, eagles, ravens and some of the most power full northern lights during the winter.

Kangerlussuaq has the easiest access to the inland ice of Greenland. You can easily get to the inland ice by car, bike, Icelandic horse or by foot. The distance from Kangerlussuaq to the inland ice is only 25 km.

Things to See & Do

* Greenland Ice sheet
* Russel’s Glacier
* Northern Lights
* Tour to the Ice Sheet
* Kangerlussuaq Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 556 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Travel Links – As the only civilian airport in Greenland large enough to support large long-range airplanes such as Boeing 747s, Kangerlussuaq Airport is Greenland's most important transport hub.

Kangerlussuaq Fjord is navigable in its entire length. Cruise ships, such as Norway's Hurtigruten and supply ships of Royal Greenland navigate the fjord, mooring at the Kangerlussuaq port, west of Kangerlussuaq Airport.