Under code name Bluie West 1, the US Air Force constructed the airport in 1941, during WW2, where it acted as stepping stone for war planes on their way to Europe. Today the airport is the main airfield in South Greenland, with direct flights to Iceland and Copenhagen during summer. Ca. 96 people has permanent residency in the settlement. The climate is mild subarctic, and there is a lovely flower valley about 2 miles to the north, which leads on to an inland glacier 4 miles from the settlement. Narsarsuaq also host a tree research plantation.
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