Upernavik Airport

Mittarfik Upernavik

Upernavik Lufthavn
Upernavik Airport 2007-06-14.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGreenland Airport Authority
ServesUpernavik, Greenland
Elevation AMSL414 ft / 126 m
Coordinates72°47′25″N 056°07′50″W / 72.79028°N 56.13056°W / 72.79028; -56.13056Coordinates: 72°47′25″N 056°07′50″W / 72.79028°N 56.13056°W / 72.79028; -56.13056
WebsiteUpernavik Lufthavne
BGUK is located in Greenland
Location in Greenland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 799 2,621 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Upernavik Airport (Greenlandic: Mittarfik Upernavik) (IATA: JUV, ICAO: BGUK) is an airport located 0.5 NM (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) northeast[1] of Upernavik, a town in Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland, capable of serving STOL aircraft. It is used as a transfer airport for passenger/cargo traffic to northern Greenland (Qaanaaq Airport), and serves as a local helicopter hub of Air Greenland with flights to settlements in the Upernavik Archipelago.

Airlines and destinations

Air Greenland Aappilattoq, Ilulissat, Innaarsuit, Kangersuatsiaq, Kullorsuaq, Nuussuaq, Qaanaaq, Tasiusaq, Thule,[2] Upernavik Kujalleq[2]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Upernavik Archipelago. These mostly cargo flights are not featured in the timetable,[2] although they can be pre-booked.[3] Departure times for these flights as specified during booking are by definition approximate, with the settlement service optimized on the fly depending on local demand for a given day.


  1. ^ a b Greenland AIP for BGUK – Upernavik Airport from Naviair
  2. ^ a b c "Booking system". Air Greenland. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  3. ^ Air Greenland, fare system rules Archived 2010-07-13 at the Wayback Machine