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Qassiarsuk, Greenland

Qassiarsuk is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality, in southern Greenland. It is located approximatley 5 km west of Narsarsuaq, on the northwestern shore of Tunulliarfik Fjord. It was the site of Erik the Red's estate in the times of the Norse Eastern Settlement.

The Norse ruins in the area and the reconstructed Thodhildur's church of Brattahlid are among the most popular tourist destinations in all of Greenland.

Things to See & Do

* Thorhilda’s Church
* Original Inuit house
* Norse settlement remains

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 89 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Travel Links - All vital transportation at Qassiarsuk is by sea, with boats linking the settlement to Narsarsuaq, home to the only international airport in southern Greenland. The airport primarily functions as a transfer point for passengers heading for the helicopter hubs of Air Greenland in Qaqortoq and Nanortalik. Qassiarsuk does not have its own heliport.

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