Kangerlussuaq (Söndre Strömfjord) / Greenland
Kangerlussuaq - in English: long fjord - is a small settlement(open only in the summer months ) consisting of an airport, a seaport and a number of residential containers made of sheet metal that act like randomly thrown into the icy landscape. About 600 people live in the village, located at the foot of a 170-km-long fjord inland.
First in Kangerlussuaq live people who are employed at the airport or seaport and who afer a while return to busier areas of Greenland. founded in 1941 as a US military base, Kangerlussuaq passed some 50 years later to Greenland's self-government.
Kangerlussuaq is the only place in all of Greenland wherefrom the mighty masses of the inland ice sheet can be reached over a road.
Tour to the inland ice, dog sledding on the frozen fjord and the nightly spectacle of ghostly auroras in the sky. For any longer stay
outdoors you should dress warmly, because at -42 degrees Celcius one has already after a few seconds small lumps of ice on the eyelashes and a frost film on face, hat and parka.