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Qaqortoq, Greenland

Qaqortoq is the largest town in Southern Greenland. The attractive colonial town offers its visitors an experience rich in art, culture, history, kayaking, boat tours, hot springs, and more.

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Qaqortoq, Greenland

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

The island of Uunartoq that can be reached by boat from Qaqortoq is home to hot springs in a completely natural environment, in the middle of a grassy field. The hot springs are around 98 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the prefect temperature to bathe in

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Those who appreciate history can visit the Qaqortoq Museum which exhibits the history of the Norse settlers with finds of kayaks, harpoons, and blubber bags.
  • The fjords around the city are popular kayaking destinations and can be reached by boat.
  • Visit the oldest fountain in Greenland, built in 1932. The fountain depicts whales spouting water out of their blowholes and is a popular tourist attraction.
  • Walk around the colorful colonial town as it is best seen on foot.
  • Visit the Hvalsey Church Ruins, the most famous Norse ruins in Greenland.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Visit the brightly colored cafe which is not hard to spot in Qaqortoq and enjoy a live band performance in the evenings. Greenlandic food is based on meat from marine mammals, game, birds, and fish.

Local Currency

The Danish Krone (DKK) is the official currency of Greenland. Major credit cards are accepted.



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    Before You Visit

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