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Kangerlussuaq is the first encounter with Greenl

The history of Kangerlussuaq

Kangerlussuaq means the long fjord in Greenlandic. The fjord is 185 km long, with Kangerlussuaq Airport located at the far end, approx. 60 km north o Sondrestrom Air Base, known under the code name Bluie West German occupation of Denmark. The USA set up a number of military bases and weather stations in Greenland during the Second World War, including the military base at Kangerlussuaq. During the war, Bluie West 8 soon became one of the most important stopover sites for flying missions between the USA and its allies in Europe, owing to the fine flying conditions for which Kangerlussuaq became known.

Kangerlussuaq area had never been populated, though the fjord had been used as summer sealing and fishing grounds.

Today, with a population of approx. 250 - 300, Kangerlussuaq Airport is an exclusively civil area,

Land of great colours and freedom.

So beautiful and relaxing to be in Kangerlussuaq because of it's surrounding scenic landscapes.

Enjoy this one I loved it very much. Just see how vibrent it is.

Land of Lakes and Freedom

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Such great place with nice people
  • Cons:Not alot to do no cafes and places to eat
  • In a nutshell:Gate way to the land of freedom, Greenland is never always stay green
  • Last visit to Kangerlussuaq: Aug 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 7, 2002
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