Kangerlussuaq Museum, Kangerlussuaq
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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 Kangerlussuaq area has very few inhabitants, around 500, so few passengers have their origin or destination here. Most passengers change planes.HistoryThe first airport was built here during the US occupation in 1941 under the name of Bluie West-8, later renamed Sondrestromfjord Air Base and Sondrestrom Air Base.In the 1950s, transatlantic civilian flights began using the air base for refuelling. This use fell off in the 1960s as airliners gained greater range, but the base became the hub of Greenland air traffic.The airport was handed over to civilian Greenlandic control in 1992.Plan to visit Kangerlussuaq Museum during your Kangerlussuaq vacation using our convenient Kangerlussuaq vacation trip planner.
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A wonderful collection of buildings, some brought from other places some constructed in the traditional manner from new. Interesting and evocative of times gone by. Well worth a visit.
Das Museum ist im ehemaligen Dänischen Hotel untergebracht. Innen werden meist Fotos von stadthistorischem Wert besonders über die US-Army gezeigt, nur in einem Raum gibt es etwas über die autochthone... read more »The Museum is housed in the former Danish hotel. Inside photos usually appear of city historical importance particularly of the United States Army, in a room, there is something about the region's indigenous cultureshow original
Det er utroligt så nostalgisk man kan blive af at gå rundt på et museum af den slags. Der er en fin gruppering af de forskellige tidslommer, og der er meget, måske for meget, at læse. En god oplevelse... read more »It is incredible so nostalgic to be by walking around in a museum of the kind. There is a fine grouping of the different time-pockets, and there is a lot, maybe too much to read. A good experience.show original
Tiny Airport but an interesting Location connected to small Hotel cabins. Restaurant pleanty of Food & Drinks. Nearby small Shop. If you have time you can rent a driver to the Inland ice Glacier!
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The play areas for kids are located in the busiest part of the airport and are very dirty.
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