Narsarsuaq is centrally located in Southern Greenland. Narsarsuaq Airport is used as a transport hub between destinations in the south and the rest of Greenland by airplanes, helicopters and boats. This makes the hotel an ideal meeting place and a natural starting point for further travel in Greenland and internationally.
The area surrounding Hotel Narsarsuaq offers stunningly beautiful nature, with a wealth of unique experience opportunities in the lush, “green Greenland.” Erik the Red and his son Leif the Lucky already discovered this well over 1,000 years ago. They settled on the opposite side of the fjord in the village of Qassiarsuk in 875, where today you can explore the ruins of their settlements as well as reconstructed buildings of a church and a house. You can also experience a unique forest in Greenland, where there are experiments with arctic cultivation of over a hundred different plants covering approx. 15 hectares.
The area surrounding Narsarsuaq is ideal for outdoor activities. For example, take a fishing trip with good opportunities for large and delicious mountain trout, cod, redfish and halibut. If you prefer hiking, the area is also completely unique. This is true for those looking for long day-hikes, but also for those who want a more relaxed hike. There are a number of accommodation possibilities in sheep farms in the area. A trip to the ice cap is always popular, and it only takes a few hours from Narsarsuaq. If you do not want to hike, you can rent a mountain bike or a kayak during the summer months.
Narsarsuaq has an exciting past as an American air force base. Thousands of American aircraft landed here in Narsarsuaq prior to their campaigns over Europe’s battlefields during World War II. Evidence of this is seen in several places. Buildings, the runway and the roads around the village are built by the Americans, and a little outside the village you can find the ruins of a hospital that had more than 1,000 beds during the Korean War. Narsarsuaq Museum, just a few minutes’ walk from Hotel Narsarsuaq, tells the story. Today, the village is home to approximately 150 permanent residents, almost all of whom are involved in the operation of the airport and its service facilities.
For more information about the possibilities in and around Narsarsuaq, including detailed route descriptions, check out: www.blueice.gl