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Hvalsey Church Ruins, Qaqortoq

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Join an organized tour of Hvalsey Church Ruins, the best-preserved example of Norse architecture in the whole country. Built in the beginning of the 13th century from granite stones, this small but significant landmark connects the modern world with the distant past. It holds only about 35 people, but the walls rise very high, as do the doors and windows. The site holds historical interest, as the last text in Greenlandic Norse was found here, a wedding document. Put Hvalsey Church Ruins into our Qaqortoq family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 mi...  more »
  • It is a cool place for history lovers. Viking era and viking trails. You will enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Greenland  more »
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  • Beautiful place, surrounded by green hills and tall mountains. The old church is remarkably well preserved, considering that it's been built on the 900s. Walking around we see many other ruins, other buildings that thousand years ago made part of a great farming community.
  • Never been here. But, would love to go there. This place has something. I can feel by seeing only the street view.