Located between 69.364722 latitude and -81.816389 longitude, Igloolik Airport is an airport located in Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada. The public airport is operated by the Government of Nunavut and serves with a gravel-surfaced runway that spans at approximately 1,200 metres or 4,000 feet in length. Igloolik Airport is elevated at 53 metres or 173 feet above mean sea level.
Igloolik or Iglulik is an Inuit hamlet located in Foxe Basin, Qikiqtaaluk Region in Nunavut in northern Canada. Igloolik is also known for being the home-base of the only Inuit circus, Artcirq, which is a group active in live circus show performances, as well as video-making and music production. The community experiences a polar climate with nine months averaging below 0 °C (32 °F).
What to see & do
Nunavut is home to Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts, Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Sirmilik National Park, Marble Island, and Qaummaarviit Territorial Park, to name a few. Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts located in Pangnirtung is known for weaving and prints, along with tapestry studios. Within the area, weavers can be seen at work, and artists also create prints via the workshops. Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit, Canada, is a permanent gallery that houses Inuit artefacts. The museum hosts high-quality exhibits featuring works by contemporary artists. Also within the museum grounds is a gift shop where travellers are able to pick up local artworks. Notable settlements in Nunavut include Iqaluit, which is the capital and largest settlement in Nunavut; Pangnirtung, which is the second largest settlement as well as the gateway to the Auyuittuq National Park; and Alert, the northernmost permanent settlement in the world. Other points of interest include Ellef Ringnes Island, the land nearest the geomagnetic north pole; and Resolute Bay, a cultural tourist attraction which can be accessed via flights from Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet.
How to get around
When within Nunavut, during the brief summer period, ATVs and trucks are used when going around. In the winter months, snowmobiles are the primary way of moving around. Another option is via dog sledding. Dog sleds can also be used when going around but the upkeep of owning a dog team can be quite costly. When getting to and fro the communities within the area, going by air remains to be the most effective since the further up north the destination, the fewer roads are there to take, to get there.
How to get there
Igloolik Airport only has flights to and from Hall Beach and Iqaluit, via Canadian North and First Air. Another airport within the Nunavut area is the Iqaluit Airport which serves Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. The airport is a hub for Canadian North and First Air. With an asphalt-surfaced runway at around 2,600 metres or 8,600 feet long, the airport has flights to and from national and international destinations such as Kangerlussuaq, Narsarsuaq, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Ottawa, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife, Gander, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Chesterfield Inlet, Coral Harbour, Kimmirut, Kuujjuaq, and Montreal, via Air Greenland, Canadian North, Exploits Valley Air Services, and First Air. Iqaluit Airport also has seasonal flights to and from Copenhagen, Nuuk, Halifax, and St. John’s, via Air Greenland and Canadian North.
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