Gjögur Airport

Gjögur Airport (Icelandic: Gjögurflugvöllur [ˈcœːɣʏrˌflʏɣˌvœtlʏr̥]) (IATA: GJR, ICAO: BIGJ) is an airport serving the small population of the Árneshreppur district in the Westfjords of north-west Iceland, on the coast of Húnaflói bay.

Gjögur Airport
Gjögur Airport.JPG
Airport typePublic
ServesGjögur, Árneshreppur, Iceland
Elevation AMSL98 ft / 30 m
Coordinates65°59′40″N 21°19′45″W / 65.99444°N 21.32917°W / 65.99444; -21.32917
GJR is located in Iceland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 960 3,150 Asphalt Stabilized Gravel
Source: AIP Iceland[1] Google Maps[2] GCM[3]


It is staffed part-time by an AFIS controller, and only opens for Norlandair flights, which are twice a week in the winter and once a week in the summer. Gjögur airport is very important to the local population. In the winter, the airport is the only means of access to the entire district, as the access road is impassable. The government of Iceland requires these flights in order to supply the population with food and other goods, and provide passenger transport. Norlandair is the only airline that flies here.

The airport has runway lights, PAPI lights, and taxiway lights. It has an instrument approach using the on-field Gjogur non-directional beacon (Ident: GJ), but this is only short range, e.g. it can be picked up from nearby Hólmavík airfield.[4][5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit



Passengers and movementsEdit

Number of
passengers[note 1]
Number of
movements[note 2]
2015 224 160
2016 397 194
2017 177 146
2018 184 150
2019 116 122

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic, international and transit.
  2. ^ Number of movements represents total takeoffs and landings during that year.


  1. ^ "AIP Iceland: AD 2 - BIGJ - Gjögur" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-28.
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  3. ^ Airport information for GJR at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". skyvector.com.
  5. ^ "GJ @ OurAirports". ourairports.com.
  6. ^ "Passengers, freight and mail through Icelandic airports 2003-2019". PX-Web.

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