Kangerlussuaq, known also as Sondre Stromfjord is both an airbase and international airport at its head, as well as a long sea inlet and settlement in reenland, Qeqqata municipality, situated at the head of a fjord of the same name. The inlet is situated in southwestern Greenland, with entrance southeast of Sisimut. It's about 190 km (120 miles) long and 1 to 5 miles (1.5 / 8 km) wide, extending northeastward from Davis Strait to the edge of inland ice cap, where its arms are fed by a few glaciers. Near the inlet's head is a U.S. World War II air base, which today serves as an international airport for the country. Transportation to Sisimut as well as to other Greenland towns is by helicopter.
Kangerlussuaq Fjord is totally navigable. There is a seaport at Kangerlussuaq, 20 kilometers west of Kangerlussuaq Airport. It's fairly shallow and suitable for small vessels only, mainly used by supply ships of Royal Arctic Line, and unusable in winter. Cruise vessels, such as Norway's Hurtigruten ships, navigate the fjord, anchoring outside port. Kangerlussuaq area is home to the most diverse terrestrial fauna in Greenland, including caribou, gyrfalcons and muskoxen. The economy of the settlement and population of around 500 is almost entirely reliant on its airport and tourist industry.
There is an atmospheric and ionospheric research facility famous as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility, located at about 15 km (9.3 miles) west of Kangerlussuaq. It's commonly known around Kangerlussuaq as Kellyville. It is operated for the U.S. National Science Foundation and Danish Meteorological Institute by SRI International. The facility is host to over 20 instruments, and the majority of them provide complementary and unique information about arctic upper atmosphere.
Highlights: Sondre Stromfjord, Glaciers, Skaergardshalvo, International airport
The Kangerlussuaq cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
If you lose the Kangerlussuaq location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Kangerlussuaq cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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23 June, 2017