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Iqaluit Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Iqaluit Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

One must keep expectations modest in the Canadian North. – Olivia

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Iqaluit Airport.

What to Expect

Iqaluit Airport consists of a small terminal with limited services.   WiFi availability is unknown. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

As of December 2018, we do not have any recent reviews. Please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Iqaluit Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • The Discovery Hotel
    (7 minute walk from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. For airport pick-up, use The Discovery Hotel’s courtesy phone at the airport to call the hotel after claiming luggage. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Arctic
    (10 minute walk from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel ($). » Check Rates
  • Capital Suites
    (3 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel ($). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Iqaluit Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Iqaluit Airport.  At the time of this update, we did not have access information or locations.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Baby Care Facilities – A parent/child room is available.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drink – A cafe is available.

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging –  A reader tells us you can recharge you mobile devices at the gates.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shopping – A gift shop is available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


As of December 2018, Iqaluit airport is served by the following airlines: Canadian North • First Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Available at the airport. At the time of this update, it is not known which agencies provide services.


Fixed-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

Last updated: 2018-12-07

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.