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.

Cruises departing Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

L'austral, Ultima Thule The Horizontal Everest Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 26 Jul 2019 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard L'Austral.

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Fram, Disko Bay - Heart Of Greenland Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 26 Jul 2019 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard Fram.

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Fram, Midnight Sun Exploration Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 05 Aug 2019 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard Fram.

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L'austral, Baffin Bay Secrets Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 11 Aug 2019 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard L'Austral.

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Le Boreal, Baffin Bay Secrets Ex Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip

Departure: 15 Aug 2019 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Boreal.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard Le Boreal.

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Ocean Endeavour, Into The Northwest Passage Ex Kangerlussuaq To Kugluktuk

Departure: 17 Aug 2019 From: Cruise line: Adventure Canada Cruise Ship: Ocean Endeavour.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Kugluktuk aboard Ocean Endeavour.

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Fram, The Northwest Passage Ex Kangerlussuaq To Edmonton

Departure: 19 Aug 2019 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Cambridge Bay aboard Fram. Hotel stay post-cruise in Edmonton.

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L'austral, The Northwest Passage Ex Kangerlussuaq To Nome

Departure: 24 Aug 2019 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

22 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Nome aboard L'Austral.

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Cloud, Voyage 1920 Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 26 Aug 2019 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard Silver Cloud.

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Cloud, Voyage 1921 Ex Kangerlussuaq To Quebec

Departure: 11 Sep 2019 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Quebec aboard Silver Cloud.

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Fram, Greenland Newfoundland Labrador Ex Kangerlussuaq To St Johns

Departure: 12 Sep 2019 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to St Johns aboard Fram.

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Ocean Endeavour, Greenland & Wild Labrador Ex Kangerlussuaq To St Johns

Departure: 18 Sep 2019 From: Cruise line: Adventure Canada Cruise Ship: Ocean Endeavour.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to St Johns aboard Ocean Endeavour.

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L'austral, Disko Bay & Inuit Villages Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 09 Jul 2020 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard L'Austral.

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L'austral, Baffin Bay Secrets Ex Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip

Departure: 16 Jul 2020 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard L'Austral.

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L'austral, Ultima Thule The Horizontal Everest Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 29 Jul 2020 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard L'Austral.

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Ocean Endeavour, High Arctic Explorer Ex Kangerlussuaq To Resolute

Departure: 31 Jul 2020 From: Cruise line: Adventure Canada Cruise Ship: Ocean Endeavour.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Resolute aboard Ocean Endeavour.

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L'austral, Baffin Island Adventure Ex Kangerlussuaq Return

Departure: 14 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq roundtrip aboard L'Austral.

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Cloud, Ex Kangerlussuaq To Nome

Departure: 21 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

24 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Nome aboard Silver Cloud Expedition.

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Ocean Endeavour, Into The Northwest Passage Ex Kangerlussuaq To Kugluktuk

Departure: 22 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Adventure Canada Cruise Ship: Ocean Endeavour.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Kugluktuk aboard Ocean Endeavour.

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L'austral, The Northwest Passage Ex Kangerlussuaq To Nome

Departure: 28 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

22 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Nome aboard L'Austral.

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Ocean Endeavour, Greenland & Wild Labrador Ex Kangerlussuaq To St Johns

Departure: 23 Sep 2020 From: Cruise line: Adventure Canada Cruise Ship: Ocean Endeavour.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to St Johns aboard Ocean Endeavour.

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