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Narsaq is in Southern Greenland.

Narsaq is centrally located on a plain in the giant fjord system in Greenland. The area is a great place to sightsee, and is full of abundant wildlife including seals, salmon, trout, and whales as well as icebergs from the nearby glacier.

Get in

The best way to get to Narsaq is by connecting through the international airport in Narsarsuaq. There are several connection flights to Narsaq operated out of this airport.

Get around

Narsaq is a small town ideal for walking. The best way to get a feel for the town is to walk, or in the winter by ski or snowmobile.



The Narsaq Museum features exhibitions about the local history of the original Norse settlers as well as exhibitions about local cultural themes such as kayaking.



Narsaq is located close to the ice sheet, making the sea in the area full of icebergs. Sailing around these glaciers, getting a closer look is a great tourist activity. There is also a good chance to see whales in the area. Sailing trips can be organized at the local tourist offices, or there are also longer sailing trips between towns on the West coast of Greenland that have a port of call at Narsaq.


Narsaq has a very varied shoreline, creating a lot of inlets perfect for kayaking. It takes a skilled kayaker to kayak in Greenland, and it can be dangerous because the water is so cold.


The local geography of the fjord system where Narsaq is located is perfect for hiking. There are also many rare and unique stones and gems that can be found in this area.

Greenland Adventure Race

The Greenland Adventure Race is the Greenlandic version on an Iron Man. The only difference is in the Greenland Adventure Race you have to kayak instead of swim, which is a good thing because the water is so cold. The race takes five days to complete. Participants alternate between running, kayaking and cycling.







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