Kangerlussuaq is a settlement on the west coast of near the end of a fjord of the same name. Its Danish name is Søndre Strømfjord, and until the early 1990s was home to a U.S. military base known as Bluie West Eight.

Kangerlussuaq Map


  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 556
  • Postal code: 3910
  • IATA airport code: SFJ
  • United Nations Location Code: GL SFJ
  • Latitude: 67.0088° or 67° 0' 31.5" north
  • Longitude: -50.6894° or 50° 41' 21.7" west
  • Elevation: 242 meters (794 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 3419714

Other Names for Kangerlussuaq

  • Arabic: كانجرلوسواك
  • Danish: Søndre Strømfjord
  • French: Kangerlussuaq
  • Georgian: კანგერლუსუაკი
  • German: Kangerdlugssuaq
  • German: Kangerlussuaq
  • Italian: Kangerlussuaq
  • Japanese: カンゲルルススアーク
  • Komi: Кангерлуссуак
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Sūþern Strēamflēot
  • Portuguese: Kangerlussuaq
  • Russian: Кангерлуссуак
  • Spanish: Kangerlussuaq

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