Narsarsuaq is a small settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland, with a population of no more than 200 inhabitants. Around Narsarsuaq, the attractions include a great diversity of wildlife, gemstones, tours to blue-ice glaciers, and an airfield museum.
Just outside of Narsarsuaq is Signal Hill, offering panoramic views of the fjord and the icebergs which can occasionally be seen floating past.[ReadMoreMob] Inland is the stunning Narsarsuaq Glacier which grows out of the ice sheet of Greenland's interior. The stunning blue ice of the glacier is within walking distance and is reached via the picturesque Flower Valley.
Based around its international airport – a former US Military Airbase – Narsarsuaq is one of Greenland’s most popular tourist destinations.
Discover the icebergs on the Qooroq Ice Fjord, where approximately 200,000 tons of ice break off the Qooroq Glacier into the fjord every day. The broken ice creates a 'field' of majestic icebergs of different shapes, sizes and colours, presenting simply spectacular photo opportunities.
The Norsemen inhabited Greenland for more than 400 years; they created a tradition of farming which has today become a cornerstone of everyday life in southern Greenland. Sitting proudly on a hill you will find the statue of Leif Eriksson – leaning against a heavy axe, he looks out over Erik’s Fjord, named after his father, Erik the Red.
Narsarsuaq Museum was founded in 1991, and displays a variety of pictures and artefacts from the American airbase Bluie West One – built in 1941 and in operation until 1958. The exhibition explains the important role that the base played in the later stages of World War II and the Cold War.
Cruises to Narsarsuaq
Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun • T2121
- A rare opportunity to see the Midnight Sun in Norway
- Be mesmerised by small ship scenic cruising
- Make memories ashore, with chances to explore the Qooroq Ice Fjord
Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland • S2119
- Borealis will show you the wonders of Greenland’s remote regions
- Experience scenic cruising of awe-inspiring Prins Christiansund
- Explore Qaqortoq and Nanortalik’s for a taste of local history