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Qaqortoq, Greenland


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We have visited twice.  It is an attractiuve little town to visit with many coloured buildings and in summer there are also colourful wild flowers.  You are sure to get some pretty photos.  You can walk around looking for Stone and Man rock carvings.  The Tourist office is next to the tender dock as were local ladies selling traditional hand made crafts. (beading is very popular) I think our town map with the stone and man carvings  came from the tourist Office.  There is also a library and a church..

 

It is interesting simply walking around taking in aspects of daily life.  The local kindergarten brought the kids out to see all we "strange looking people"!   It is also worth looking in to the local supermarket  to see what is available and the cost of it!  You can also walk around the lake, something we did on our second visit.

 

Be aware that both times we had to fend off huge numbers of big flies.  First time we were unprepared and had to use sunglasses as a barrier for our eyes, but second time we covered our heads with fine nets which we took with us..

 

Most Greenland ports offer little in the way of shorex for a number of reasons. Qaqortoq is super easy to DIY and looking for and at the rock carvings was interesting. You should find info on them easily enough with an internet search.

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Roupa. A bit like Alaska in that with most supplies having to arrive by sea or by air and few roads (if any) connecting small towns and villages, the options for shorex are going to be limited, although if you search the internet with something like "shore excursions in Qaquartoq", a few examples  do pop up and there is also some information on Tripadvisor.  I see we missed  out on a museum visit, although the weather was so good both times we were happy outdoors (apart from the flies)

 

We also used the internet in the local library both times.

 

The "walk" around the lake is actually quite a hike and no shorex would be needed for that, nor for a guided walk around the town.

 

We enjoyed our first Greenland cruise ports so much, a couple of years later we booked another which offered some different ports, although Qaquartoq wasc ommon to both. and  I think you wil lenjoy your time there.

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