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Travel and transportation to the Arctic Station


The Arctic Station can without problems be visited throughout the year. During the main season (approx. May-September) there are daily connections  from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq (formerly Sdr. Strømfjord). The flying time is approx. 4 hours. From Kangerlussuaq there are multiple daily connections with Greenlandair (de Havilland DHC-7) to Ilulissat (formerly Jakobshavn). The flying time is approx. 50 min. From Ilulissat there are several weekly connections with helicopter (Bell) to Qeqertarsuaq (formerly Godhavn). The flying time is approx. 30 min. for a non-stop connection. In cases when you will have to stay overnight in Ilulissat waiting for a helicopter connection to Qeqertarsuaq, you will find that Ilulissat has a range of good hotels, a youth hostel etc. See link below. In cases when you have to stay overnight in Kangerlussuaq (doing either research or waiting for flight connections to other destinations) it is possible to organize accomodation at the KISS facility (Kangerlussuaq International Science Support) which is provided and run by the Greenland Airport Authority.

The price for a return flight cheap-ticket  Copenhagen-Qeqertarsuaq is approx. 10000,- DKK with Greenland Air. 
Travel agents with considerable experience with regard to travels to and within Greenland:  VR travel , and others.

Kangerlussuaq tourist information. 
Ilulissat tourist information, links to hotels etc.


Heavy and bulky equipment should be forwarded by ship to the Arctic Station/Qeqertarsuaq. Ships to Greenland have their base in the Aalborg harbour, Northern Jutland. There is roughly a monthly connection in the icefree season. General information, ship schedules etc. kan be obtained froml Royal Arctic Line. You should expect that transportation of gear from Aalborg to the Qeqertarsuaq harbour will take approximately 4 weeks. Transportation of gear from the Qeqertarsuaq harbour to the Arctic Station must be organized by the Arctic Station chief of logistics.