Following in the footsteps of the Vikings in Greenland

The traces of the Vikings are easy to find.

‘This is where the Vikings came ashore!’ announces the guide as we walk along the gravel track in Qassiarsuk, a South Greenlandic village on the banks of the fjord.

We have sailed just half an hour from the international airport in Narsarsuaq, and suddenly we’re in the midst of a historical setting. More than 1000 years ago Eric the Red named this fertile place Brattahlid. More settlers then arrived in the south of Greenland throughout the best part of the next 500 years.

"More than 1000 years ago Eric the Red christened this fertile place Brattahlid."