Ilulissat Airport

Cheap Flights to Ilulissat Airport

Ilulissat is a small town dwarfed by glaciers and floating icebergs. The Ilulissat Airport, on the town's edge, is equally tiny, considering the number of tourists and scientists that visit. Skyscanner's online search engine can help you find the cheapest airfare to this remote part of the world. Use the Whole Month Search to make it easier to find available flights and the lowest fares. With a couple of clicks you'll be on the flight itinerary screen and able to select your flights. Skyscanner can also help find that hotel in the land of the midnight sun.

Getting to Ilulissat Airport

The first step in getting to Ilulissat Airport is a flight to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavik, Iceland. Flights are available from a number of Canadian cities, including Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton. These three airports also have some direct flights to Keflavik. Carriers on this route include WOW Air, Icelandair, Air Canada and KLM, among others. Codesharing, where you buy a ticket on one carrier but fly at least one leg on a partner airline, is common. The Skyscanner flight screen notes if a codeshare flight applies.

Your carrier from Keflavik Airport to Ilulissat, Greenland, is usually on Air Greenland, but they sometimes codeshare with SAS. You might consider doing a stopover in Reykjavik before continuing to Ilulissat the next day. Ilulissat is remote, and flights to that airport usually run four or five days per week. Use Skyscanner to book your hotels in both cities.

Airport Facilities

Ilulissat Airport is small, with one terminal and minimal passenger services. The only ATM is at the Bank of Greenland, in town. Plan to exchange some Canadian cash into Danish Krones before you leave home, or at a currency exchange at a connecting airport. A small café and sundry store are onsite.

Taxis and hotel shuttles are the only ways to make the three-kilometre trip into town. Taxi fares run between $15 and $20 CAD for the usual 15-minute trip. Rental cars aren't available. Locals often walk or use dog sleds. They even have "watch out for dog sleds" traffic signs. Taxis are usually available.

Things to do in Ilulissat

  • Ilulissat is known for its glaciers and supersized icebergs that calve off and splash into the north Atlantic. This is where many of the massive monsters seen off the Newfoundland coast come from. The ice fields are of such global importance and interest that they are a named UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fitting, since the word "ilulissat" means iceberg.
  • In a land named Greenland, it's rather ironic that many locals are "allergic" to summer. It's just too warm, theoretically. When you visit, find the time to ride a dog sled into the often snowy wilderness or take a guided hike in, around and sometimes over the glacier. You'll have an excellent chance of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, especially during the long winters. Between the giant hunks of ice continually cruising through Disco Bay and the dancing lights in the sky, you just won't know where to look first.
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Longitude:51° 3' 39'' W
Latitude:69° 14' 28'' N

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