Getting to the ACT

How to get to the ACT

There are currently only two departure points for flights to Greenland and no international ferries.

If you are coming from abroad

To start in Kangerlussuaq, your flight options are:

  1. Copenhagen -> Kangerlussuaq (Air Greenland)
  2. Reykjavik/Keflavik -> Nuuk -> Kangerlussuaq (Air Greenland or IcelandAir + Air Greenland)

To start in Sisimiut, your flight options are:

  1. Copenhagen -> Kangerlussuaq -> Sisimiut  (Air Greenland)
  2. Reykjavik/Keflavik -> Nuuk -> Sisimiut (Air Greenland or IcelandAir + Air Greenland)

If you are already in Greenland

Air Greenland has the following direct flight options:

  • Kangerlussuaq:¬† Ilulissat, Aasiaat, Sisimiut, Maniitsoq, Nuuk, and Narsarsuaq¬†
  • Sisimiut: Nuuk or Kangerlussuaq (most often), and occasionally through Ilulissat, Aasiaat, or Maniitsoq

Please note that Sisimiut airport is generally closed on Sundays, and Air Greenland’s customer support line only operates during the mornings Mon – Sat.

Another option if you are on the west coast of Greenland and want to start in Sisimiut is to catch the Sarfaq Ittuk passenger ferry. It takes just under a day to sail between Nuuk and Sisimiut (northbound) or Ilulissat and Sisimiut (southbound) – overnight trips that call in at a few other ports along the way and are wonderful ways to experience travel in Greenland either before or after your ACT hike.