Charming Narsaq is situated in a fjord system, surrounded by mountains and floating icebergs. This agricultural town of a little more than 1,500 inhabitants was founded in 1830. Enjoy a walk through the town with one of the locals. You will see one of the first fishing factories of Royal Greenland. After it was built it lead to a significant population growth until the factory closed a few years ago. Today the sheep farms around Narsaq produce meat for domestic consumption. Tourism is also a growing part of the economy.
Norse artefacts in the kitchen garden
In the 1960s the manager of the fish factory dug for some soil for his kitchen garden. He found a bit more than he bargained for; a lot of Norse artefacts. Later, archaeologists unearthed a complete long house in the middle of town. You can see a lot of these items at the Narsaq Museum, situated at the old harbour and learn more about the history of the Norsemen, local history and thematic exhibitions. In addition a local rock picker offers his own exhibit of minerals and rocks, including the rare mineral Tugtupit, so far only found in very few places worldwide. There are also interior exhibitions from different periods and social classes, as well as a memorial house for the poet, priest and painter Henrik Lund. A visit to this museum is included in the town walk.