Located at the mouth of the, in Greenland terms, lush Arsuk Fjord, where vikings inhabited the “Middle Settlement” in the period of ca. 1,000 to 1,400 AD. It’s a relatively small settlement with around 100 inhabitants. In Arsuk Fjord you can also experience both Ivittuut, an abandoned settlement which was also an active cryolite mine from 1859 to 1987, and former naval base Kangilinnguit. The naval base was established by US Navy at the beginning of World War 2, but was handed over to the Danish Navy in 1951, and was active until 2014. The area around Arsuk is rich on wildlife, among other things musk ox, reindeer, falcons, sea eagles and sea mammals.