Qaqortoq, with its 3000 or so inhabitants is South Greenland's largest town and known as one of the most charming and beautiful towns in all of Greenland. It has a pleasant town centre with a small square and Greenland's oldest fountain. There are also strikingly beautiful colonial buildings, dating from the establishment of the town in 1775.
The primary industries in the town are fishing, service and administration and as the training centre for South Greenland
, Qaqortoq's street life is characterised by lots of students.
Culture in focus
The culture project 'Stone and Man' invites you to explore the town to find the 30 different motifs that are chiselled into the cliffs by local and Scandinavian artists. Our Saviour's Church from 1832 and the town's two museums are also worth visiting. One of the town's important workplaces - Great Greenland Furhouse - is often open to visitors.
Population: 3230 in the town and 200 inhabitants spread over the three settlements. A little further south the hot spring site Uunartoq is located. In a few natural water holes, the 38 degree water bobbles up and you can lie in the warm water and admire the huge drifting icebergs.