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Getting to Kangerlussuaq

Getting to Kangerlussuaq There are currently only two international departure points for flights to Greenland and no international ferries: If you are already in Greenland, Air Greenland currently offer direct flight options from Ilulissat, Aasiaat, Sisimiut, Maniitsoq, Nuuk, and Narsarsuaq. For general information about visiting Kangerlussuaq, please refer to the Destination Arctic Circle website. Getting […]

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Getting around Kangerlussuaq

History Kangerlussuaq has attracted many companies testing their latest inventions in extreme cold climate. “If it works in Kangerlussuaq, it works everywhere”. The advantage is a stable winter climate with temperatures down to minus 40 degrees Celsius. The proximity of the cooling Ice Sheet gives Kangerlussuaq unique test opportunities, especially in October-November, compared to other

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To conduct research or testing in Greenland, it may be necessary to arrange one or more permits ahead of time. Exactly what is required will depend on what you plan to do.   Please refer to the Government’s official website for expeditions and research projects for more details and appropriate contacts: https://exp.gl/

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Safety

Researching in the Arctic necessitates specific clothes and gear. The temperatures, the weather in Kangerlussuaq is favourable but cold through may. The months of June, July and August are temperate with normal temperatures around +5 to approximately +20 degrees. Because of the Arctic mosquitoes infesting the West coast during the summertime, insect repellent and nets

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Telecommunications

Kangerlussuaq has been at the forefront of telecommunications in the Arctic. Special telecommunications equipment has been set up in and around Kangerlussuaq as a consequence of military forces, international airport, research and SAR operations. Specialised telecommunications experts have further information about possibliities in the town. Please contact:

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Accommodation

As the primary gateway into Greenland, Kangerlussuaq has a wide range and large number of beds available. The map opposite shows the location of each, including those available to the general public and those specifically for scientific researchers. If you plan to use the publicly available accommodation at all, we recommend you book very early.

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Need your own facilities? As a University or Research Institute, you have the option of using the KISS facilities, but you can also build your research station or rent a building for the purpose. According to the Municipal plan of Qeqqata Kommunia, several options are available for the research and test industry in Kangerlussuaq. (+map

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Getting around Kangerlussuaq

History Kangerlussuaq has attracted many companies testing their latest inventions in extreme cold climate. “If it works in Kangerlussuaq, it works everywhere”. The advantage is a stable winter climate with temperatures down to minus 40 degrees Celsius. The proximity of the cooling Ice Sheet gives Kangerlussuaq unique test opportunities, especially in October-November, compared to other

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