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A short boat ride takes you to this very peaceful place with some simple ruins. Good photographic... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Grand Isolation

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

Reviewed 10 July 2016
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15 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

A short boat ride takes you to this very peaceful place with some simple ruins. Good photographic opportunities. Our visit was at the end of July and the midges were man eaters, even through clothing. We had very stupidly left our repellent and head nets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TishLondon
Reviewed 7 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Grant W
Reviewed 18 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 12 July 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Elikhawli
Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 26 October 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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank deidre s
Reviewed 10 October 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

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank Irene W
Reviewed 28 September 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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank megil_87
Reviewed 21 September 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

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank limeyl8e
Reviewed 11 September 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

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank RalphSchmitt
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10 August 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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24 March 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