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Narsarsuaq, Greenland

Narsaruaq is located in one of the many fjords off the Davis Straits on the southeastern coast of Greenland. The waters surrounding this area are rich with seals and salmon, Arctic char and small whales. Most of the island is covered with ice, however Narsarsuaq has lush, green vegetation with over 240 species of flowers and plants living here, including rare orchids.

There is a booming tourism industry in and around Narsarsuaq, whose attractions include a great diversity of wildlife, gemstones, tours to glaciers, and an airfield museum. Across the fjord in Brattahlíð are the traces of the early Norse settlement and a replica of the first Christian church on the American continent.

Things to See & Do

* Glacier tours
* Airfield museum
* Wildlife viewing
* Brattahlíð – early Norse settlement
* Buy gemstones

General information

Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Greenlandic
Land Area – 15,000 km²
Population –2,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 299

Port Location – The port of Narsaruaq is centrally located in Narsaruaq harbor, within walking distance of the town.

Transport Links – Narsarsuaq is the hub of all air traffic to and from South Greenland with several weekly flights to Denmark in the summer with Air Greenland. During the summer months there are also two weekly departures from Iceland with Air Iceland.

Onward transport to towns and settlements in South Greenland is by ship or Air Greenland’s helicopter, including a regular service to Narsaq and Qaqortoq, as well as seasonal tourist boat connections to the settlements of Qassiarsuk and Igaliku (contact the local tourist office for details). From Narsarsuaq there are also connections to the rest of Greenland with Air Greenland’s fixed-wing aircraft and Arctic Umiaq Line’s passenger ship.

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