Sleeping in Airports

Kangerlussuaq Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kangerlussuaq 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.

Although the airport is nice and quiet, you can’t sleep there overnight because the airport closes. – Jan

SFJ Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kangerlussuaq Airport.

What to Expect

Kangerlussuaq Airport (code: SFJ) has a tiny terminal that handles flights to a few regional destinations. A restaurant, cafeteria, and cafe are located inside the in-terminal hotel. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Kangerlussuaq Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of Thomas / 18Jan2009)

Where to Sleep

Sleeping here is not possible as the airport closes nightly. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is located inside the airport terminal and other hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Kangerlussuaq – Located inside the main terminal building.  » Check Rates
  • Polar Lodge – (2 minute walk from the airport) No Airport transfers are available. Located 100 meters from the airport.  » Check Rates
  • Old Camp – (1.25 miles from the airport) A rustic budget hostel. Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Kangerlussuaq on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Kangerlussuaq Airport. Connect to the “Tele Greenland’s Tele Point” network.

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – A reader tells us lockers are available.  Location: Landside.  Rate:  approx. 40 DDK per hour and a deposit for 200 DDK.  (June 2021)

Mobile Charging – There are no dedicated charging stations, but there are power outlets where you can charge your mobile devices.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

Exact hours are unknown, but this airport closes at night.


Kangerlussuaq airport is served by the following airlines: Air Greenland • Air Iceland.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.