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Qassiarsuk, 3921 Greenland

One thousand years ago a group of Norsemen, with Eric the Red in the front, sailed into the bay where the settlement Qassiarsuk is located today. According to legend, Eric had such strong emotional ties to the area where he had grown up in Norway that he baptised the place he found, Brattahlíð which means “steep hill”. Before long, he and his companions had established an agricultural community in the fjord.

August 2021

Qassiarsuk Qassiarsuk, 3921 Greenland

The Leif Eriksson Marathon

August 14

The Leif Eriksson Marathon is named after the son of the fabled Viking, Erik the Red.
The race's start and finish is in the settlement Qassiarsuk which rests on the site of Erik the Red's and Leif Eriksson's 10th century farm, Brattahlid.
Now the entire area is deemed UNESCO world heritage.

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