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Narsarsuaq port information

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Narsarsuaq is a tiny community, in the municipality of Kujalleq, of about 200 people suporting the airport.  It was significant in Norse history as being near to the location of famed explorer Erik the Red´s farm Brattahliõ.  Narsarsaug is today a destination for tourists keen to see and learn more about the Eastern Settlement of the Norsemen which is nearby.  Containing an airport, converted from the airbase built during World War II by the Americans, Narsarsuag also features the unique Arboretum Groenlandicum, an Arctic botanical garden that is home to more than 110 species of trees stretching across 15 hectares.

There is a berth for cruise ships about 1.5 miles from the airport.  The sole industry is tourism.   One attraction here is the icebergs that break off from the Qoroq glacier and come down the fjord.  The small ones continue down to the sea and are of little interest, but the big ones get stuck when they reach the old terminal moraine at the fork in the fjord, where it is only around 90 metres deep.  Being large, and ice having a large latent heat capacity, they are here for some time until they melt enough to move on.

link description
www.google.co.uk/maps/ Google maps
www.whatsinport.com/Narsarsuaq.htm What's in port? Narsarsuaq Greenland
www.fleetmon.com Narsarsuaq, ships in port, live map
www.greenland.com Narsarsuaq - the Ice Sheet, angling, hiking and museum visits
www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=en&t=m&sa=N&tab=lw#hl=en&q=Narsarsuaq+tourist+maps Links for maps
Triposo Greenland
Triposo Narsarsuaq
Tripadvisor Best of Narsarsuaq
Wikitravel Boutique Tour Packages
N/D20.htm Qoroq Ice Fjord, Black Watch, 2016
N/Q1.htm Qoroq Ice Fjord, Marco Polo, 2017

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