In 2016 we spent three delightful days in Narsaq arriving on the Sarfaq Ittuk to a harbor filled with icebergs and lit by moonlight. We were immediately whisked from the ship to our room at the friendly Hotel Narsaq by the owners and our Arctic Adventures host Ida. In addition to great views from the room and fabulous food, there was a craft red ale brewed by the hotel owners which was the best we encountered on our travels down the west coast (there were also craft breweries in Ilulissat and Nuuk). There are many options for local hikes to work off the beers and meals…. We’d love to return for longer.
In 1971, Narsaq was the first port of call southbound from the airstrip at Narsarssuaq and didn’t attract our attention in any particular way. The 1971 shot shows adventurous American students perched on the bow of the Taterak. Behind them, several houses can be matched with the corresponding 2016 photo.