City tour

About this tour 

Qaqortoq is South Greenland's educational center, with a 
business school, a high school and other institutions. The 
city was founded in 1774 by Anders Olsen on behalf of the 
Royal Greenland Trading Company (KGH). Our city tour 
starts among the old houses of the colonial quarter and then 
takes us to the fish and meat market, where we hear about 
the conditions faced by today's fishermen and hunters, 
Greenlandic culinary traditions, etc. We then proceed to the 
old church from 1832 – "Annaasisitta Oqaluffia" (The Church 
of Our Savior) – and hear about the history of Christianity in 
Greenland. Afterwards, we visit the city's administrative 
buildings and your guide tells you something about the island's 
political system. Throughout our tour, there will be a number of 
opportunities to see the famous "Stone & Man" exhibition, a 
project that was initiated by local painter and sculptor Aka Høegh, 
who worked with visiting Nordic artists to create over 30 exterior 
stone sculptures.    

Periods: all year round    

Duration: 1½ hours
Minimum: 3 persons
Price: 175 DKK