Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)

Kangerlussuaq Airport

Kangerlussuaq Airport is an airport in Kangerlussuaq, a settlement in the Qeqqata municipality in central-western Greenland. Alongside Narsarsuaq Airport, it is one of only two civilian airports in Greenland large enough to handle large airliners. It is located away from the coast and hence less prone to fog and wind in comparison with other airports in Greenland. Kangerlussuaq Airport is the international hub for Air Greenland.

The airport was built in 1941 by the United States Army Air Corps as Bluie West-8, a staging base for flights to Europe during World War II. It was later renamed Sondrestrom Air Base and Sondrestromfjord Air Base. The base was closed in 1992, and the airport was handed over to Greenlandic authorities. Kangerlussuaq Airport is located in a remote area of Greenland, but it is well-connected to the rest of the country by road and air. There is a regular bus service to Sisimiut, the nearest town, and there are also flights to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

General Information about Kangerlussuaq Airport

The following table is an overview of SFJ Airport indicated below:

AirportKangerlussuaq Airport
Airport TypePublic
OperatorGreenland Airport Authority
Built In (Year)1941
ServesKangerlussuaq, Greenland
Kangerlussuaq Airport CodeSFJ
Hub forAir Greenland
Kangerlussuaq Airport Terminalsone terminal
SFJ Airport Runway1
SFJ Airport Coordinates67°01′01″N 050°41′22″W
Contact Number299 84 11 80
Kangerlussuaq Airport Address276Q+6JV, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Website AddressKangerlussuaq Airport
Elevation165 ft / 50 m

Kangerlussuaq Airport Code

Kangerlussuaq Airport code is SFJ. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport in Kangerlussuaq. 


Kangerlussuaq Airport Map

The SFJ Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Kangerlussuaq Airport International Runway

SFJ Airport has one runway.

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Kangerlussuaq Airport Terminal

Mittarfeqarfiit, Grønlands Lufthavne (Greenland Airports), Kangerlussuaq Airport has only one passenger terminal that serves all traffic. This terminal is open 24 hours a day during the summer and provides a variety of amenities for passengers, including check-in counters, security checkpoints, a restaurant, and a self-service bar.

Nearest Airports to Kangerlussuaq Airport SFJ

Some of the International and Domestic airports near SFJ.

  • Sisimiut Airport – 132 km
  • Maniitsoq Airport – 203 km
  • Aasiaat Airport – 210 km
  • Ilulissat Airport – 248 km
  • Nuuk Airport – 317 km

Airlines Operating from Kangerlussuaq Airport

SFJ Airport hubs for Air Greenland. 

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