Welcome to Kangerlussuaq, a fascinating settlement in Western Greenland at the head of the fjord of the same name.
It is one of the best places in Greenland to see the Northern Lights because the town has 300 days of clear sky. It is also the place to see the Ice Cap, because here is the only road in Greenland to this amazing attraction, and in the mountains and valleys near the town you find thousands of musk oxen, which is possible to reach by hiking trails.
The town Kangerlussuaq has the largest road network outside any settlement in Greenland (not counting streets inside the settlement).
Kangerlussuaq is also the name of the 170 km fjord nearby the town, and the name means “big fjord”, and the Arctic Circle crosses the fjord.
A transportation hub
In Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømford in Danish) you find the largest commercial airport and the town are more or less only the airport because only 499 (2016) citizens live in Kangerlussuaq. The nature around the town is amazing.
Until the early 1990`s, the area was home to U.S. military base and it today a transportation hub for Greenland and has a connection to international destinations like Denmark (Copenhagen) and Iceland.
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Road to the Ice sheet
A gravel road through Isunngua connects Kangerlussuaq with the ice sheet, initially serving as a venue for car endurance experiments. Now it is mainly used for tourist purposes.
From Kangerlussuaq, there is easy access to the Ice Cap via a 25 km road.