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Hvalsey Church Ruins

Price DKK850 Approx. 2 Hours
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Hvalsey Church Ruins

DKK850 per person
Best preserved Viking ruin in the North American continent

Embark on a captivating journey to witness the best-preserved Norse ruins in Greenland, a mere hour away by boat from Qaqortoq. Join us on a picturesque boat trip to Qaqortukulooq, where history unfolds against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes.

Cruise along the azure waters, passing the majestic Arpatsivik, also known as the Norse “Hvalsey” or Whale Island. As we navigate the waters of the ancient Norse-named fjord, “Hvalseyfjördur,” the serene setting unveils the hauntingly beautiful church ruins, echoing the tales of Norse life during their 500-year presence in the Middle Ages.

This boat trip is a unique opportunity to connect with Greenland’s rich history, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings while unraveling the mysteries of a bygone era. Join us for an enriching and scenic expedition that seamlessly blends adventure with historical exploration.

Delve into the intriguing questions surrounding the Norse legacy: Why did this civilization vanish, leaving behind such well-preserved remnants? Explore the last written evidence of these fascinating people and contemplate the mysteries that echo through the centuries.

Join us on the Hvalsey Church Ruins tour for an enriching exploration that combines historical insights with the natural splendor of Greenland’s coastal wonders. Immerse yourself in the allure of a bygone era, where every stone of the ancient ruins tells a story waiting to be discovered.


Period: June – mid-October
Duration: 2-3 hours
Remember to bring your own beverages!.

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  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kongebroen just outside our office
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing. Walking or hiking shoes are recommended. Warm jacket and a hat
  • Included
    Boat transportation
  • Not Included
    All Museum Tickets
    Coffee / Tea
    Personal Guide
    Typical Souvenir
Departure from Kongebroen just outside our office
Approx. 30 minutes of wonderful boattrip
Arrival to Qaqortukulooq where we discover the ruins for 1-1,5 Hours
Return to Qaqortoq