Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq is the gateway to hiking trails through lush valleys and Norse ruins spotted along a deep fjord.

Narsarsuaq is the gateway to hiking trails through lush valleys and Norse ruins spotted along a deep fjord.

Narsarsuaq and its immediate surroundings in Tunulliarfik Fjord hold incredible significance to Greenland’s history, for the land where Narsarsuaq now stands earned Greenland its name. The Norse Vikings settled in this vicinity many centuries ago and gave Narsarsuaq a name that hints that an Arctic forest covered the large plain. Taking tales of verdant nature in a deep fjord home to their Nordic brethren, the Vikings called this country Greenland. With Narsarsuaq as your home base, uncover the long history that lies in Tunulliarfik Fjord. Connect the dots of Viking ruins by sailing or hiking between Qassiarsuk, Igaliku, and Hvalsey. It is one thing to read about medieval farms in the sagas but quite another to see them come alive by standing in the same spots where Erik the Red and Viking settlers stood over a millennium ago.

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