Challenging Airports - Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH)

Though we’ve only visited Greenland one other time in our Challenging Airports series, we could probably fill an entire special issue with the unique and challenging approaches to the airports that dot the extensive coastline of the world’s largest island. For such an enormous landmass, the entire population of Greenland could fit into a large sporting stadium with just shy of 56,000 residents. Located on the southwest coast of the massive island, the capital city of Nuuk contains nearly one-third of Greenland’s population with around 18,000 residents. Linking Nuuk to other towns across southern and western Greenland and to international points beyond, the small airport at Nuuk has been an essential gateway to the region.

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