Photo by Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland
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
NOTE! Remember to bring your own beverages!