The Area

Gateway to Greenland and the Arctic Circle Region

Kangerlussuaq lies between sea and ice at the end of a fjord and is home to the largest ice-free area in Greenland. The nearest inhabited places are Sisimiut, the second largest town in Greenland, and the village of Sarfannguit, which is less than a 130-kilometer (81-mile) beeline away. The wilderness area between the Davis Strait and the Ice Sheet has served as hunting ground for Inuit populations through millenia, and today huge parts of it is established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Aasivissuit - Nipisat.