Kangerlssuaq in Greenland - gateway to the Inland Ice Cap


Kangerlussuaq is the main gateway to Greenland with flight connections daily. Kangerlussuaq is situated north of the Polar Circle and as one of the few towns in Greenland it lies in the inland of Greenland. Only 30 km from town you reach the world's largest glacier - the Inland Ice Cap!

Kangerlussuaq - former Sondre Strom Airbase
Kangerlussaq was established in 1941 during World War II as an American military base and for years the American military was present. During the years the base, Bluie West Eight, was home for 1,400 people. In 1992 the base was sold to the Greenland home rule for the price of 1 dollar. All the buildings from the military period are still present and are still being used. Kangerlussuaq has both an indoor swimming pool and bowling arena – something you do not find anywhere else in Greenland.

Today the town is a mixture of airport, former military buildings and the well-known coloured houses so typical of Greenland. Nature is the main attraction, however you can also enjoy a visit to the local museum and learn about the fascinating story of the town and Ice Cap expeditions.

Activities all year
Kangerlussuaq offers great activities and nature experiences both summer and winter and it is by far the best place in Greenland to get close to the Inland Ice Cap. Because Kangerlussuaq is the main gateway with international flights you can get a great Greenland holiday at a good price.

Whether you want to hike, drive og perhaps even sleep on the Ice Cap, Greenland Travel offer you packages all year.

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