How to arrive

By coastal ship from another region

Arctic Umiaq Line operates Sarfaq Ittuk, the domestic passenger coastal ship whose voyage connects South Greenland with all of the towns on Greenland’s west coast up to North Greenland. The ship sails virtually year-round, with arrivals to three towns in South Greenland, Nanortalik, Narsaq and Qaqortoq. If your holiday is a combination of South Greenland with another region on the west coast, sailing with Sarfaq Ittuk is a fantastic way to turn transit into a multi-day excursion for itself.

By domestic flight from another region

Air Greenland operates a domestic flight from Kangerlussuaq in the Arctic Circle region to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland, flight time approx. 1 hour 45 minutes. Air Greenland also operates domestic flights from Nuuk and Paamiut in the Capital Region to Narsarsuaq, flight times approx. 1 hour 15 minutes and 45 minutes, respectively. All three flights run year-round. In autumn and winter, these domestic routes are the only flight possibilities to reach South Greenland.

By direct international flight

Icelandair operates an international flight from Keflavik, Iceland to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland, flight time approx. 3 hours. This flight runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the summer season, from June to September.

Air Greenland operates an international flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland, flight time approx. 4 hours 45 minutes. This flight runs on Thursdays during the spring season from March to June, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer season from June to September. 

Local Operators

Air Greenland


Arctic Umiaq Line