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.

Where to Sleep

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

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 Narsarsuaq Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Narsarsuaq – Short walk to the airport terminal. You can call the hotel for a pick-up if needed, +299 665253, free of charge.
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To find a cheap room, here is a list of hotel deals in Narsarsuaq 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

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.

Airport Hours

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


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

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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: 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.