Discover the Norse Legacy in Greenland

Join us on a captivating day tour from Qaqortoq, venturing across the crystal-clear waters of Greenland to uncover the ancient secrets of the Hvalsey Church Ruins. This exclusive boat journey is an invitation to step back into a time where Norse Vikings roamed these lands, offering an unparalleled blend of adventure, historical exploration, and the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic.


As your boat glides through the serene fjords, you’ll be surrounded by the untouched beauty of Greenland’s rugged landscapes. Icebergs float silently by, and if fortune favors, you might catch a glimpse of the local wildlife that calls this pristine environment home. This journey is as much about the destination as it is about the voyage itself, presenting countless moments of awe-inspiring natural splendor.


The centerpiece of our tour, the Hvalsey Church Ruins, stands as a remarkable testament to the Norse settlers’ resilience and architectural ingenuity. These well-preserved ruins offer a rare window into the past, inviting you to imagine life in Greenland over six centuries ago. Our expert guides will share the fascinating history of Hvalsey, from its role in the Norse community to its significance in the saga of Greenland’s Christianization.


Beyond the ancient stones and historical tales lies the vibrant town of Qaqortoq. Before or after your visit to the ruins, take the opportunity to explore this charming settlement. With its colorful houses, local art, and welcoming community, Qaqortoq provides a contemporary contrast to the historical focus of our tour, showcasing the rich tapestry of Greenlandic culture and tradition.


This day tour is designed for those who seek to immerse themselves in the history and natural beauty of Greenland. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a lover of nature, or simply in search of an adventure off the beaten path, our “Hvalsey Church Ruins by Boat” offers an experience that resonates with the spirit of exploration and discovery.


As you return to Qaqortoq with memories of the day’s adventures, the silent whispers of the past and the majestic beauty of Greenland will stay with you, a timeless reminder of your journey to the Hvalsey Church Ruins.


Meet and Greet: Join us at Qaqortoq’s tender pier for a quick welcome and safety briefing before we embark on our journey.
Fjord Cruise: Set sail through the stunning fjord, enjoying the breathtaking landscapes and an introduction to Greenland’s rich history.
Explore Hvalsey Church Ruins: Discover the well-preserved ruins of Hvalsey Church, where you’ll learn about Norse history and architecture amidst Greenland’s rugged beauty.
Wildlife Spotting: Keep an eye out for seals, whales, and other local wildlife as we navigate the fjords, with insights from your guide on the natural ecosystem.
Return Cruise: Reflect on your adventure as we cruise back to Qaqortoq, filled with unforgettable memories of history and nature intertwined.
Disembarkation: We conclude our tour back at the tender pier, leaving you with lasting impressions of Greenland’s majestic past and present.

Our cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Cancellation fee of 30% is charged if cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 20% is charged if cancelled 3 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 15% is charged if cancelled 7 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 10% is charged if cancelled 30 days or less before the event

Note: The cancellation fee also applies if the ship cancels the port call.

Why We Charge a Cancellation Fee:

    • Operational Costs: Preparing for tours incurs costs like staffing and equipment setup, which are often non-refundable on short notice.
    • Limited Capacity: Our tours have limited spots to ensure quality. A late cancellation prevents these spots from being offered to others, affecting our resource allocation.
    • Advance Planning: Significant effort goes into planning and customizing tours for a memorable experience, involving logistical arrangements.
    • Fairness: Our cancellation policy ensures fairness, allowing us to maintain tour quality and service commitment to all guests, despite unexpected cancellations.


  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Difficulty


  • Boat type

    Semi-enclosed and heated, with toilet facilities. Maximum group size is 10 guests per departure.

  • Safety

    Our boats are approved by the Danish Maritime Authority for sailing with passengers, and they have certified captains. Life rafts, as well as radio and satellite communications, are all covered.

  • What to bring

    We recommend you to wear sturdy, non-skid walking shoes.


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All prices are in USD. Please note that dates marked in red are unavailable. We have a limited availability of tours, and don’t have a waitlist.

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