Located amid southern Greenland’s tangle of fjords and interconnected waterways, the welcoming city of Qaqortoq spreads out on a gentle slope beside the sea. Despite having a modest population that hovers just over 3,000, it is one of the largest settlements in Greenland. Colorfully painted buildings dot a landscape that bursts into vivid greens during the reasonably mild summers, allowing for easy exploration on foot. During your wanderings, you’ll likely come across some of the dozens of carvings etched by several artists into boulders and rock faces, a fascinating open-air exhibition known as Stone and Man. Visit the Qaqortoq Museum for insight into the area’s Norse past and to view a collection of traditional artifacts such as Inuit canoes and harpoons. The 1832 Vor Frelsers Kirke, or Church of Our Savior, is a wonderfully photogenic deep-red structure, while further into the fjord, the remains of the 14th-century Hvalsey Church stand out superbly against the stark landscape. Surrounded by wildflowers, dip into the soothing hot springs at nearby Uunartoq, a perfect spot from which to watch impressive icebergs, and perhaps kayakers, slowly float by.
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