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Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

Søndre Strømfjord,(Kangerlussuaq) - also known as or Sondrestrom is located 160 kilometres to the east of Greenland's west coast, approx. 60 kilometres north of the Polar Circle. Kangerlussuaq is a former U.S. military base and serves as the international gateway for the majority of travel to and from Greenland today.

Major attractions in and around Søndre Strømfjord include the Greenland ice sheet which begins at the upper end of the valley to the east of the town. Russel’s Glacier which is located about 20 km from town, is the nearest point of ice. Visitors during the winter months should be able to see spectacular displays of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) at night.

Things to See & Do

* Russel’s Glacier
* Ice sheet
* Northern Lights (Nov – March)
* Kangerlussuaq Museum
* Adventure activities – hiking, dog sledding, fishing, horse riding

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Population – 556 approx
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Port Location – The port is located west of Kangerlussuaq Airport.

Travel Links – Air Greenland operates scheduled flights between Greenland and abroad.. Air Greenland flies to destinations in Greenland and Copenhagen from Kangerlussuaq Airport, utilising Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Arctic Umiaq Line has a weekly coastal ferry connection between Nuuk, Kangerlussuaq and Uummannaq.

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