Narsaq (Narssaq) is a port town located in Kujalleq municipality, southern Greenland. The town has a population of around 1,500 people (2013 census).
- The name of the town is Kalaallisut for "Plain", which refers to Tunulliarfik Fjord's shore where Narsaq is located.
- People have lived in the region for thousands of years, though not continuously. Remains of Norse settlement are found in the area. Church ruins of Dyrnaes lie on the north-western outskirts of Narsaq. Landnamsgaarden, Landnam homestead, is immediately to the west of town. Dated to the year 1000, it is among the oldest Norse ruins in the area. Wider Narsaq area features some of the most striking Norse ruins and artefacts. Erik the Red's Brattahlid is situated in present-day Qassiarsuk. The Gardar bishop seat lies in present-day Igaliku.
- The mainstay of local economy is fishing. Narsaq's fjords boast plenty of marine life, including salmon, seals and whales.
- Of the 53 sheep farms found in Greenland, 31 are in Narsaq area. These produce meat for domestic consumption. Narsaq slaughterhouse Neqi A/S is the only slaughterhouse in Greenland.
- The 3rd major part of local economy is tourism. Despite the decline in tourist revenue, tourism still supports a considerable percentage of the viable workforce. The most popular activities include fishing, hiking, collecting rare minerals, taking boat trips to Narsaq's ice cap.
- Today Narsaq has its own town hall, a hospital, several educational facilities, a primary school, 2 supermarkets, a police station, a firestation, a church, an internet cafe, and several small shops. The first brewery in Greenland, Greenland Brewhouse, was founded in Narsaq in 2004.
- The hospital is housed in a 2-storey building and provides 14 beds. The town health services include a dental clinic. The town church was designed by Pavia Hoegh, local carpenter, in 1927. It was refit and expanded in 1981.
- The harbor of Narsaq is a genuine coastal harbor featuring steep depth. In the summer season, Narsaq is a port of call for Arctic Umiaq Line coastal vessel. The port accommodates deep seagoing ships due to shore's steep depth. Royal Arctic Line, situated in Nuuk is the port authority for Narsaq. Port pilotage is recommended and is available upon request.
Highlights: Norse ruins
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Port Narsaq cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Narsaq, Greenland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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