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Narsarsuaq is a small settlement in southern Greenland, located on the edge of the Tunulliarfik Fjord. It is the largest airport in Greenland and serves as the gateway to the island's interior.

Narsarsuaq is located at the southern tip of Greenland, near the mouth of the Tunulliarfik Fjord. The area is surrounded by mountains, glaciers, and lush vegetation. The settlement is home to the Narsarsuaq Airport, which is the only international airport in Greenland. The airport is served by several domestic and international airlines, including Air Greenland and Air Iceland Connect.

The settlement has a long history, dating back to the Viking Age. It was first settled by Norse settlers in the 10th century and was an important trading post during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, the settlement was destroyed by the Dutch, but was later rebuilt by the Danish.

In the 19th century, Narsarsuaq became a hub for whaling and fishing. The settlement was also used as a base for exploration of the Arctic regions. In the 20th century, Narsarsuaq was used as a base for the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

Today, Narsarsuaq is a popular tourist destination. It is home to a museum and a number of hotels and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking. The settlement is also home to a number of cultural events, such as the Narsarsuaq Summer Festival.

Excursion tips for a day in Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq in Greenland offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best things to do in Narsarsuaq:

• Take a scenic boat ride around the fjords to admire the breathtaking views.
• Go on a guided glacier hike and explore the stunning ice formations in the area.
• Visit the Narsarsuaq Museum to learn about the area's history and culture.
• Take a guided kayaking tour to explore the fjords and glaciers from the water.
• Go whale watching and spot some of the majestic creatures that call the area home.
• Enjoy a hike through the stunning landscape of the nearby mountains.
• Visit the nearby Qooroq Icefjord to witness the majestic icebergs up close.
• Relax on the beach and take in the stunning views of the nearby mountains and sea.
• Go fishing and try your luck at catching some of the local fish species.
• Enjoy a traditional Greenlandic meal at one of the local restaurants.

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The climate in Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq in Greenland experiences a subarctic climate with long cold winters and short cool summers. In winter, temperatures can drop to -20°C and snow is common. In spring, temperatures start to rise and snow begins to melt, while summer temperatures range from 0°C to 10°C. Autumn brings cooler temperatures and shorter days. Precipitation is fairly low throughout the year, with the most common being snow in winter and rain in summer.

Cruise weather for Narsarsuaq

Our weather forecast for Narsarsuaq helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 7.5 °C
13.7 m/s
9.7 m/s
25.3 %
24.1 m
54.9 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 7.5 °C
11.5 m/s
11.9 m/s
85.6 %
24.0 m
58.3 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 8.8 °C
min: 5.4 °C
10.4 m/s
10.4 m/s
100.0 %
3.5 m
95.6 %
997 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 10.2 °C
min: 4.9 °C
7.9 m/s
7.2 m/s
79.9 %
18.8 m
82.8 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 13.5 °C
min: 5.2 °C
13.7 m/s
11.9 m/s
75.2 %
22.3 m
54.9 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 9.2 °C
min: 4.2 °C
11.5 m/s
14.0 m/s
81.4 %
9.7 m
84.2 %
999 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 6.7 °C
min: 4.9 °C
11.5 m/s
14.0 m/s
99.8 %
18.4 m
72.2 %
994 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 9.1 °C
min: 5 °C
12.2 m/s
12.6 m/s
88.9 %
20.1 m
80.8 %
998 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 9.9 °C
min: 3.5 °C
14.0 m/s
15.5 m/s
92.8 %
22.2 m
63.2 %
998 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: 2.7 °C
9.7 m/s
7.9 m/s
100.0 %
7.8 m
90.0 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: 2.1 °C
13.7 m/s
14.4 m/s
78.8 %
21.3 m
78.8 %
1,000 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 8.9 °C
min: 3.8 °C
12.2 m/s
10.1 m/s
72.0 %
10.6 m
80.1 %
1,006 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 10.3 °C
min: 3.1 °C
13.7 m/s
16.2 m/s
14.4 %
24.1 m
46.2 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Narsarsuaq

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Scheduled ship calls in Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
May 28th 2025 Wednesday, 28th of May 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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