It is the combination of Norse history and the landscape around Narsaq that provides this hiking experience with a special South Greenlandic flavour. When you arrive you will notice that the local people appreciate closeness with nature, and consider it as one of the town’s core values. In the old days, the farmers living here used horses to cattle their sheep. Although the number of horses is not what it used to be, many of the people living here still identify with sheep farming and cattle ranching that they jokingly refer to themselves as cowboys.
A hike in stunning surroundings
We meet up with our guide in the town and start walking up the hills and mountains behind Narsaq. The mountain known as Qaqqarsuaq contains coveted minerals and attracts many rock pickers and others who have an interest in geology. Up here the countryside towards the backcountry opens up, and you can enjoy beautiful views over the town, the surroundings and with luck see all the way to the icecap.