Kangerlussuaq has a Pilersuisoq supermarket located near the airport terminal, as well as a convenience store on the other side of the runway. Camping gas can usually be found in both places, and you may also be able to pick up some limited, basic camping supplies. However, it is best to bring all your own gear with you.
As the gateway to Greenland, there is no shortage of boutiques for souvenir shoppers in Kangerlussuaq. Niviarsiaq, By Heart, and Vivi’s Shop are all located inside or very close to the airport terminal, and there are also souvenirs for sale at Polar Lodge.
Kangerlussuaq airport is the only airport that provides free internet in Greenland. The free Wifi includes an allowance of 100MB. Travelers can access the free internet through MIT FREE WIFI or scan a QR code at the airport.
With the World’s second-largest ice cap crouching on its doorstep and herds of arctic game roaming freely through its UNESCO World Heritage Listed hinterland, Kangerlussuaq is so much more than a simple transit stop on your way to somewhere else in Greenland. It is an opportunity to step into a different world.
It is a world of blue meltwater lakes, crevasses, glaciers, and more ice than you can possibly imagine! A world where hunters still stalk large game. A world in which the Northern Lights dance overhead during the winter months and can easily outshine the moon. A world that originated as a US air base (Sondrestrom Air Base) during WWII, and where you can still stay in refurbished ex-military barracks.
Kangerlussuaq stretches around both sides of the airstrip so it can take a while to walk from one side of town to the other. Alternatively, you can catch the bus that calls past each stop roughly every 30 minutes – one of the stops is just outside the airport across from the souvenir shops. It’s important to note that you can only pay for your bus ticket in cash (a ticket costs 12 DKK) but you can get change. See the bus timetable. Another alternative would be to arrange your transfer with your accommodation provider.
Unless you are a keen hiker, most excursions in the area depart in Kangerlussuaq via some sort of road transportation. It is also possible to arrange your own private transportation in Kangerlussuaq through Arctic Ice Tours, Albatros Arctic Circle and Kang Mini Tours.