Qaarsut ( Greenlandic: Naked Mountain ) is a settlement in western Greenland, which belongs to the municipality Qaasuitsup Press Office (since 2009, previously to the municipality of Uummannaq ). Qaarsut is on the Nuussuaq Peninsula in the Uummannaq Fjord, about 20 km west of the island of Uummannaq, at the foot of the mountain Qilertinnguit (1977 m).

In the village of 171 inhabitants (2012 ) live. From 1778 to 1924 in Qaarsut was the first coal mine in Greenland in operation today are mainly seal hunting and fishing, the sources of income of the population. In Qaarsut is also the city's airport Uummannaq, which is connected to a helicopter line with Qaarsut.

A few kilometers east of Qaarsut lies with Qilakitsoq the most important archaeological site in Greenland.


Aerial view from the south

Qaarsuts Chapel

Qaarsut and Uummannaqs mountain in the background

Qaarsut Overview

Colored Houses

Schoolhouse in Qaarsut

Qaarsut in the Midnight Sun