Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK)

Narsarsuaq Airport

Narsarsuaq Airport (Greenlandic: Mittarfik Narsarsuaq) is an airport located in Narsarsuaq, a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. Along with Kangerlussuaq Airport, it is one of two airports in Greenland capable of serving large airliners. It is also the only international airport in southern Greenland. The settlement it serves is small, with the airport primarily functioning as a transfer point for passengers heading for the helicopter hubs of Air Greenland in Qaqortoq and Nanortalik. The airport is to be closed in 2025 when Qaqortoq Airport is scheduled to open.

General Information about Narsarsuaq International Airport

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

AirportNarsarsuaq International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OperatorGreenland Airport Authority
Built In (Year)1941
Narsarsuaq Airport CodeBGBW, UAK
Hub forAir Greenland
Narsarsuaq Airport Terminalsone terminal
UAK Airport Runway1
UAK Airport Coordinates61°09′39″N 45°25′32″W
Contact Number299 94 41 40
Narsarsuaq Airport Address5H6J+JQ7, Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Website AddressNarsarsuaq Airport
Elevation112 ft / 34 m

Narsarsuaq Airport Code

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


Narsarsuaq Airport Map

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

Narsarsuaq International Airport Runway

UAK Airport has one runway.

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Narsarsuaq Airport Terminal

Narsarsuaq Airport has one terminal. The terminal has a variety of facilities, including check-in counters, security checkpoints, baggage claim, and a duty-free shop. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes located in the terminal.

Nearest Airports to Narsarsuaq Airport UAK

Some of the International and Domestic airports near UAK.

  • Igaliku Heliport – 19 km
  • Narsaq Heliport – 43 km
  • Qaqortoq Heliport – 59 km
  • Ammassivik Heliport – 63 km
  • Eqalugaarsuit Heliport – 65 km
  • Saarloq Heliport – 76 km
  • Alluitsup Paa Heliport – 78 km
  • Nuuk Airport – 475 km
  • Tasiilaq Heliport – 648 km
  • Kulusuk Airport – 663 km
  • Kangerlussuaq Airport – 710 km
  • Keflavík International Airport – 1264 km
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport – 1302 km
  • St. John’s International Airport – 1556 km
  • Saint-Pierre Airport – 1702 km
  • Greater Moncton International Airport – 1967 km
  • Vágar Airport – 2048 km

Airlines Operating from Narsarsuaq Airport

The following airlines operate from Narsarsuaq International Airport:

  • Air Greenland
  • Icelandair

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