Sleeping in Airports

Narsarsuaq Airport Guide

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

The problem is that the airport closes for the night so there’s no hope of sleeping there.  – a traveller

UAK Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Narsarsuaq Airport (code: UAK) has a tiny terminal that handles flights across Greenland and to Iceland and Denmark. Facilities are limited to a basic cafeteria and a duty-free shop.

Sleeping in Narsarsuaq Airport

Due to very limited operating hours, it is not possible to spend the night here. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is in walking distance. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Narsarsuaq Airport Guide.

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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Narsarsuaq Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Hotel Narsarsuaq – Short walk to the airport terminal.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Narsarsuaq, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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

Information not available

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

Duty Free & Shopping – A Nanoq Duty Free shop is available at the airport. No further details are known.

Food & Drinks – There is a cafeteria.

Information Desk – There is a small tourist office at the airport that may be of assistance. They may also be able to arrange ground transportation for you.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 8:15AM – 4:45PM (Mon – Sat).

Airlines

Narsarsuaq airport is served by the following airlines: Air Greenland • Air Iceland (seasonal only).

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are available in the ground transportation area. Transfers to local settlements are usually done by boat (or helicopter!). A taxi ride is necessary to get you to the port (2.5 km from the terminal).

Last updated: 2022-10-28

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.