Synonyms for kangerlussuaq or Related words with kangerlussuaq
Examples of "kangerlussuaq"
Supply ships of Royal Greenland and cruise ships, such as Norway's Hurtigruten sail into
Fjord south of the island. The fjord is navigable in its entire length, with the ships mooring at the
port, west of
Airport. There are several small skerries in the mouth of the fjord, at the southern end of Simiutaq Island.
() may refer to the following areas in Greenland:
The tough, long "Arctic Circle Race" takes place each winter, with the trail partially overlapping with the "Polar Route" from Sisimiut to
. The race was inaugurated in 1998, since then becoming an international competition. The "Polar Route" passes through the western reaches of Tarajornitsut, ending in Umiarsualivik on the shores of
Fjord, approximately west-south-west of
The Nordfjord, Courtauld Fjord, Amdrup Fjord "(Atterteq)" and Watkins Fjord "(Torsukattak)" are smaller side fjords within the
Fjord system. Kraemer Island lies at the entrance of Watkins Fjord, separated from the Skaergaard Peninsula on the northern shore of
Fjord by the narrow Uttental Sund.
Fjord is a deep fjord with strong and dangerous currents.
The fjord is navigable in its entire length. Cruise ships, such as Norway's Hurtigruten and supply ships of Royal Greenland navigate the fjord, mooring at the
port, west of
Like all of Greenland, there are no roads between settlements. There are three airports in Qeqqata,
, Maniitsoq and Sisimiut, where
is the international hub for Greenland. Other settlements are served by boats.
Glacier (, meaning 'large fjord'; old spelling "Kangerdlugssuaq") is the largest glacier on the east coast of the Greenland ice sheet. It flows into the head of the
Fjord, the second largest fjord in East Greenland.
As the only civilian airport in Greenland large enough to support large long-range airplanes such as Boeing 747s,
Airport is Greenland's most important transport hub. Hotel
operates at the airport.
Inlet is a fjord in Qaasuitsup Municipality, Western Greenland. It is located at the Kangeq Peninsula in the Upernavik Archipelago zone. This fjord cuts across the peninsula in a north-south direction.
Tasersuatsiaq (old spelling: "Taserssuatsiaq") is a lake in central-western Greenland, in the Qeqqata municipality. It is located southeast of
, with a depth of , covering an area of 750ha. During the operating years of the American base at Bluie West Eight at
the lake was referred to as Lake Ferguson. The lake and the Roklubben Restaurant at its western shore are connected to
by a gravel road, one of the very few in Greenland. Tasersuatsiaq is a source of fresh water for
Airport (, ) is an airport in
, 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.
Airport is the international hub for Air Greenland. The
area has very few inhabitants, around 500, so few passengers have their origin or destination here. Most passengers change planes.
Air cargo is very important for Greenland. Most perishable foodstuff is imported from Denmark by air. It uses the Air Greenland Copenhagen–
passenger aircraft, and this is a reason why such a large aircraft is used. The air containers are then transported to the other airports by the small planes that can use the small runways. Some air cargo is transported by boat from
, but not in the winter when the
Fjord freezes (one of the reasons to build the Sisimiut–
was founded at the east end of
fjord as Bluie West-8 on 7 October 1941, under the supervision of Colonel Bernt Balchen of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Following the fall of Denmark to Germany in World War II, US forces assumed security for Greenland, building several bases including Bluie West-1 to the south in Narsarsuaq and Bluie West-8 at the
is a hotel in
, Greenland. Located at
Airport, this three-star hotel has 70 rooms and is a notable location for conferences. The hotel is located on the site of a reclaimed United States Air Force base, Sondrestrom Air Base. It is the former base's landing strip which serves as the town's airport and the barracks have been converted to accommodation.
Icefjord (old spelling: "Kangerdlugssuaq", ) is a fjord in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.
Maniitsoq is served by Air Greenland with flights to Nuuk,
, and Sisimiut.
While Inuit hunters certainly visited
, there appears never to have been a settlement at the location.
The climate in
is subarctic, bordering on polar continental, with the area receiving very little rainfall.
The sites were constructed with materials provided through airlift from LC-130's flying out of
has the largest road network outside any settlement in Greenland (not counting streets inside the settlement).
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