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Grand Isolation

Visiting the church ruins requires a 20 minute boat ride from Qaqortoq. The ride can be chilly but... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Rare ruins from the Viking era

Few buildings remain from the Viking area so the ruins of Hvalsey Church and its associated... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2015
Laconia, New Hampshire
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Aug 7, 2016
“Worth the effort.”
Jul 18, 2016
“Really great ruins. Well preserved”
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| At the very southernmost tip of Greenland, Qaqortoq, Greenland
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Great trip out to this location, extremely friendly guide with a good knowledge of the history. The trip included a visit to a research farm which added to the day.

1  Thank Grant W
Reviewed July 18, 2016

It's a beautiful setting. Get there early while the water is still flat and the tour boats from Qaqortoq have arrived. Photo ops abound if you can keep the mosquitos at bay. Definitely worth the 20 min boat ride.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

It is a cool place for history lovers. Viking era and viking trails. You will enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Greenland

Thank Elikhawli
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Visiting the church ruins requires a 20 minute boat ride from Qaqortoq. The ride can be chilly but it is beautiful. If you go early in the morning, the water can be smooth as glass with a wonderful reflective quality. The ruins themselves consist mostly...More

1  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The ruins are interesting if you are "into" that sort of thing. It is certainly not worth a trip to Greenland just to see these.

Thank deidre s
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very beautiful spot about a 30 minute boat ride from the town. You not only can visit the ruins but the area around is wonderful for walking. No guide, but you can get lots of information before you go. The boat driver left us off...More

3  Thank Irene W
Reviewed September 28, 2015

A trip to Hvalsey church is well worth the effort. The ruin itself may not be as impressive as buildings of similar age in Europe, but this is more than made up for by its stunning location at the end of a fjord. Its a...More

Thank megil_87
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Few buildings remain from the Viking area so the ruins of Hvalsey Church and its associated farmstead are important from a historical perspective. To reach Hvalsey requires a boat trip of about 30 minutes from Qaqortoq. I was fortunate enough to be one of a...More

2  Thank limeyl8e
Reviewed September 11, 2015

My wife & I visited 8/20 as part of a North Atlantic cruise. Fortunately, we had a speedy zodiac to reach the ruins from the town plus a very knowledgeable guide who is an expert/professor on the subject of the Vikings/Norse. Getting to the ruins...More

3  Thank RalphSchmitt
Reviewed August 24, 2015

If interested in the Norse culture/late Viking descendants in Greenland, this place is a most-go. Unlike most other Norse ruins, Hvalsey is untouched by later generations' hands that took stones to construct other buildings. Here, visitors really get an impressions of the largest Norse settlements....More

1  Thank Stine D
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August 10, 2016|
Response from Grant W | Reviewed this property |
The airport is 5 minute walk from the heliport, turn left coming out of the airport door, you will pass through Greenland Hide Factory. You book the ticket at the tourist office at the bottom of the hill below Hotel... More
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March 24, 2016|
Response from Irene W | Reviewed this property |
The information center in town can set that up for you. There should be plenty of tine for you to tour the ruins...my tour left at 1PM