Qassiarsuk has one small Pilersuisoq supermarket that stocks basic household staples. You should aim to bring all your outdoor equipment with you or rent equipment from the Blue Ice Café in Narsarsuaq.
To buy souvenirs, check out the range at the Cafe Thorhildur
Step into the Icelandic Sagas, follow in the footsteps of the Viking, Erik the Red, and discover why he made his home at Brattahlíð, now Qassiarsuk. Modern farm machinery has replaced Viking technology, but the same river valleys and the same hillsides are still used today to graze animals. This juxtaposition of Norse and Greenlandic farming practices has resulted in Qassiarsuk being included in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed area – Kujataa Greenland: A Norse and Inuit farming landscape on the Edge of the Ice Cap.
Relax in the slow-paced life of a small village, explore the remnants of one of the first Viking settlements in Greenland, ride a horse descended from Icelandic stock through a landscape dotted with history, and enjoy the hospitality of modern sheep farmers – all with amazing views of the Tunulliarfik Fjord.
Qassiarsuk is a tiny settlement where everybody walks. It has no public transportation, though the hostel and surrounding farms can provide transport upon request for an additional fee.
For excursions in the area, the most common way to get around is with a boat (all year) or on foot (summer), and with a snowmobile, skis, or snowshoes (winter).