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Narsaq (Narssaq) is a port town in Kujalleq (southern Greenland) with population around 1,500. The harbour has steep depth, allowing the port to handle larger ships. The facility is managed by Royal Arctic Line (based in Nuuk). Pilotage for visiting ships is recommended and available upon request.
Remains of Norse settlement were found in the area, along with church ruins. Dated to 1000 AD, these are among the oldest Norse ruins and artefacts found in Greenland. Tourism supports a large percentage of town's workforce. Most popular tourist activities include fishing, hiking, collecting minerals, boat tours to the ice cap.
Local economy is based on fishing (salmon). Of Greenland's all 53 sheep farms, 31 are in this area. Neqi slaughterhouse is country's only one. Country's first brewery (Greenland Brewhouse, founded in 2005) is also here. The town has hospital (with dental clinic), primary school, 2 supermarkets, police station, firestation, church, internet cafe, small shops.
Narsaq is a ferry port for Arctic Umiaq Line (freight and passenger shipping company). Arctic Umiaq serves the south-western Greenland route roundtrip from Nuuk. Next are listed route's ports of call (with arrival-departure times in brackets) - Nuuk (departure 8 pm)-Maniitsoq (6-630 am)-Kangaamiut (10-10:15 am)-Sisimiut (5-7 pm)-Aasiaat (6-6:15 am)-Qeqertarsuaq (10-10:15 am)-Ilulissat (3:30-5 pm)-Aasiaat (9:30-10 pm)-Sisimiut (9-11 am)-Kangaamiut (5:45-6 pm)-Maniitsoq (9:30-10 pm)-Nuuk (7-9 am)-Qeqertarsuatsiaat (4:30-4:45 pm)-Paamiut (11:45-12 midnight)-Arsuk (6:45-7 am)-Qaqortoq (4-7 pm)-Narsaq (9:9:30 pm)-Arsuk (6:45-7 am)-Paamiut (2-2:30 pm)-Qeqertarsuatsiaat (10:15-10:30 pm)-Nuuk (arrival 7:30 am).