Narsarsuak means "the Great Plain" and was originally built as an American Air Base in 1941 during World War II. It is located 200 km north of Cape Farewell in an area of natural beauty at the head of Eric's Fjord (Tunnalliarfik). Narsarsuaq is the junction for air traffic in and out of South Greenland. Around 160 people live in the airport area, which also includes a hotel, youth hostel, grocery shop, café, museum and nurse station.
The climate is stable, sunny and mild with summer temperatures up to 20 degrees Celsius providing lush and varied vegetation.
The mountains surrounding the plain rise up to a height of 400 or 500 metres. The ice cap is some 9 km away, or 3-4 hours on foot, and it's a renowned and beautiful hike. The ice can also be experienced by boat in the nearby Qooroq Icefjord (200,000 tons/day) where you can see the famed South Greenlandic blue icebergs.
Across the fjord, 2.5 miles (4 km) away lies Qassiarsuk, an idyllic sheep farming settlement with 40 inhabitants. Erik the Red, settled with his Vikings from Iceland in this area in 985 AD and founded Brattahlid. Remnants of this settlement can still be seen today.
Reconstructions of a Norse longhouse and the first Christian Church in the Western Hemisphere serve as an open air museum.
The ship is anchored off the coast of Narsarsuak and tenders land on the shoreline.
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