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.

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Cruises from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Cruise Date Duration
L'Austral, 13 Night Baffin Bay Secrets ex Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Return 27/07/22 13 nts
Silver Wind, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq 01/08/22 7 nts
Ocean Endeavour, High Arctic Explorer ex Kangerlussuaq to Resolute 02/08/22 11 nts
Silver Wind, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq 08/08/22 16 nts
L'Austral, 16 Night Expedition to the Thule Region ex Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Return 09/08/22 16 nts
Ocean Endeavour, Into the Northwest Passage ex Kangerlussuaq to Kugluktuk 24/08/22 16 nts
Silver Wind, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska 24/08/22 24 nts
Endeavor, Greenland & Canada ex Kangerlussuaq to Montreal 02/09/22 14 nts
Ocean Atlantic, In the Wake of Eric the Red ex Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik 05/09/22 11 nts
Ocean Endeavour, Greenland & Wild Labrador ex Kangerlussuaq to St Johns 25/09/22 14 nts
Silver Cloud, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Narsarsuaq (Kujalleq) 05/07/23 9 nts
Silver Cloud, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq 23/07/23 16 nts
Ocean Endeavour, High Arctic Explorer ex Kangerlussuaq to Resolute 25/07/23 11 nts
Silver Cloud, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq 08/08/23 16 nts
Ocean Endeavour, Into the Northwest Passage ex Kangerlussuaq to Kugluktuk 16/08/23 16 nts
Silver Wind, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska 21/08/23 24 nts
Silver Cloud, Arctic & Greenland ex Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik 24/08/23 15 nts
Ocean Endeavour, Greenland & Wild Labrador ex Kangerlussuaq to St Johns 17/09/23 14 nts