Qaqortoq, Greenland Luxury Cruises

Qaqortoq is South Greenland's largest town, and with 3,000 inhabitants to its name, cruisers travelling through this idyllic coastal city are sure to be enraptured by its intimate atmosphere and lack of bilious commercial interest. The focus here is on nature, and plenty of it. The pleasant town centre is beautifully contrasted with the surrounding countryside, which is a breath-taking blend of verdant green hills, majestic icy rivers, and amazing mountain peaks.

The region is known not just for its stunning landscape, but also for the abundance of historical sites and archaeological wonders. The township itself is blessed with a rich culture, containing beautiful colonial buildings, some of which date back as far as 1775. As well as hiking trails that lead to pristine cliff tops ruins that have stood since the island was ruled by Vikings, cruisers can also get a look at such marvels as ancient arrowheads on their travels.

Sightseeing in Qaqortoq

Northern Lights

These spellbinding natural displays of awe-inspiring colours have been revered for decades as one of the finest sights a traveller can hope to see. There are numerous guide companies in Qaqortoq who operate year-round tours, enabling cruisers to get the rare opportunity to observe this spectacular phenomenon in person. From Qaqortoq, cruisers are likely to head into the network of fjords and glaciers that surround the township. Experienced guides will accompany you through these natural wonders, before making camp in a perfect spot in which to observe the vivid lightshow of the Aurora Borealis.

Hvalsey Church

Just a walk away from the centre of Qaqortoq, this stunning historical site is one of the most well-preserved ancient Christian churches to be found on any continent. The foundations of this amazing piece of cultural history have stood for centuries, and to this day are beautifully preserved by local conservation groups. This is one of the last vestiges of the rule of the original Norse settlers, and as such is a splendid historical feature which any cruiser is sure to be intrigued by.

Hot Springs

If you are looking for a truly unique experience further afield, make sure to charter a ferry and sail to the tiny deserted island of Uunartoq, which rests between the isles of Alluitsup Paa and Nanoraltik. Here, cruisers will find an awe-inspiring natural wonder in the form of three stone-ringed pools which contain the only springs in Greenland which are perfect for bathing. Surrounded by towering peaks, and floating icebergs, this brilliant nature spot is not to be missed.

Shopping in Qaqortoq

The authenticity of this intimate township can be seen especially within the wares which are sold by its local craftsmen. The pieces on offer here are far removed from the typical tourist fare, with items such as shark tooth necklaces, precious stones mined from the surrounding mountains, and handmade artworks all abundant within the countless workshops.

Eating out in Qaqortoq

A key part of the cuisine culture in Greenland is the quality meat, which comes plentifully and cheaply. Many of the eateries in Qaqortoq offer a delicious collection of dishes which offer everything from salmon to reindeer, and all prepared according to traditional recipes. A unique dining experience if there ever was one.

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1 North Atlantic Quest - Reykjavik to New York
11 September 2019 - 16 nights

Reykjavik | Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Qaqortoq | Paamiut, Greenland | Nuuk | Sydney (Canada) | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Saint John, New Brunswick | Bar Harbor | Boston, USA | New York City more

Fly Cruise£4549pp
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2 In the Wake of the Vikings - Bergen to Montreal
14 September 2019 - 14 nights

Bergen | Bergen | Lerwick | Torshaven | Reykjavik | Nanortalik | Qaqortoq | L’Anse Aux Meadows | Saguenay | Quebec City | Montreal more

Fly Cruise£9990pp
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3 Longyearbyen to Churchill
09 July 2020 - 27 nights

Oslo | Svalbard Northern Region | Svalbard Northern Region | Svalbard Northern Region | Svalbard Northern Region | Jan Mayen | Akureyri | Cruise Along Hornbjard Cliffs | Vigur | Dyjandi | Latrabjarg Cliffs | Reykjavik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Aapilattoq | Prince Christian Sund, Greenland | Qaqortoq | Hvalsey | Qassiarsuk | Itilleq | Nuuk | Iqaluit | Lady Franklin Island | Monumental Island | Lower Savage Islands | Akpatok Island | Cape Dorset | Churchill | Churchill more

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4 Copenghan to Reykjavik
17 July 2020 - 18 nights

Copenhagen | Lysekil | Oslo | New Haven | Invergordon, Scotland | Kirkwall | Torshaven | Akureyri | Isafjordur | Nuuk | Paamiut | Qaqortoq | Reykjavik | Reykjavik more

Fly Cruise£12569pp
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5 Reykjavik to Churchill,Manitoba
20 July 2020 - 16 nights

Reykjavik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Aapilattoq | Qaqortoq | Hvalsey | Qassiarsuk | Itilleq | Nuuk | Iqaluit | Lady Franklin Island | Monumental Island | Lower Savage Islands | Akpatok Island | Cape Dorset | Churchill | Churchill more

Fly Cruise£10379pp
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6 Commonwealth & Viking Route Quest
23 July 2020 - 39 nights

Southampton | Portland, Dorset | Bantry | Foynes, Ireland | Galway, Ireland | Donegal (Killybegs), Ireland | Staffa, Scotland, UK | Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Scotland | Rothesay, Isle Of Bute | Belfast | Waterford | St. Mary's, Isles Of Scilly | Southampton | Falmouth, England | Cobh | Dublin | Falmouth, England | Staffa, Scotland, UK | Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Scotland | Stornoway, UK | Heimaey, Iceland | Reykjavik | Vigur | Isafjordur | Qaqortoq | Nanortalik | St John's, New Foundland | Saint Pierre | Saguenay | Quebec City | Trois-Rivires | Montreal more

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7 Copenhagen to Stockholm
05 August 2020 - 40 nights

Copenhagen | Cruising The Skagerrak & North Sea | Alesund | Trondheim | Hammerfest | Murmansk | Solovetsky Islands | Archangel | Cruising The Barents Sea | North Cape | Kristiansand | Flam | Bergen | Stavanger | Cruising The North Sea & English Channel | Southampton | Plymouth | Dublin | Belfast | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Qaqortoq | Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Akureyri | Torshaven | Lerwick | Haugesund | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Stockholm more

Fly Cruise£11169pp
Cruise Only£10799pp
8 Routes of the Vikings
07 August 2020 - 24 nights

Southampton | Falmouth, England | Cobh | Dublin | Staffa, Scotland, UK | Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Scotland | Stornoway, UK | Heimaey, Iceland | Reykjavik | Vigur | Isafjordur | Qaqortoq | Nanortalik | St John's, New Foundland | St. Pierre & Miquelon, French Territories | Saguenay | Quebec City | Trois-Rivires | Montreal more

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9 Atlantic & Maritimes Quest
07 August 2020 - 35 nights

Southampton | Falmouth, England | Cobh | Dublin | Staffa, Scotland, UK | Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Scotland | Stornoway, UK | Heimaey, Iceland | Reykjavik | Vigur | Isafjordur | Qaqortoq | Nanortalik | St. John, US Virgin Islands | St. Pierre & Miquelon, French Territories | Saguenay | Quebec City | Trois-Rivires | Montreal | Quebec City | Quebec City | Saguenay | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec, CA | Charlotte Amalie | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor | Provincetown, MA, USA | Boston, USA more

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10 London to Dublin
23 August 2020 - 36 nights

Southampton | Plymouth | Dublin | Belfast | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Qaqortoq | Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Akureyri | Torshaven | Lerwick | Haugesund | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Stockholm | Helsinki | St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg | Tallinn | Riga | Visby | Copenhagen | Kiel Canal | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Zeebrugge | London, Tilbury | Cruising The Celtic Sea & English Channel | Dublin more

Fly Cruise£9359pp
Cruise Only£9229pp
11 London to Stockhlom
23 August 2020 - 22 nights

Southampton | Plymouth | Dublin | Belfast | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Qaqortoq | Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Akureyri | Torshaven | Lerwick | Haugesund | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Stockholm more

Fly Cruise£5649pp
Cruise Only£5469pp
12 In the Wake of the Vikings - Bergen to Montreal
27 August 2020 - 14 nights

Bergen | Bergen | Lerwick | Torshaven | Reykjavik | Nanortalik | Qaqortoq | L’Anse Aux Meadows | Saguenay | Quebec City | Montreal more

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13 Tromso To Halifax
17 September 2020 - 27 nights

Tromso | Svalbard Northern Region | Svalbard Northern Region | Svalbard Northern Region | Svalbard Northern Region | Scoresby Sund | Scoresby Sund | Scoresby Sund | Ittoqqortoormiit | Reykjavik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Prince Christian Sund, Greenland | Aapilattoq | Nanortalik | Uunartoq Island, Greenland | Qaqortoq | Hvalsey | St Anthony | Woody Point, Newfoundland | Baddeck | Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island) | Halifax, Nova Scotia more

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14 Reykjavik to Halifax (Nova Scotia)
01 October 2020 - 13 nights

Reykjavik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Prince Christian Sund, Greenland | Aapilattoq | Nanortalik | Uunartoq Island, Greenland | Hvalsey | Qaqortoq | St Anthony | Woody Point, Newfoundland | Baddeck | Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island) | Halifax, Nova Scotia more

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15 Around the World in 180 Days
09 January 2021 - 180 nights

Miami | Key West | Cartagena, Colombia | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Corinto, Nicaragua | Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala | Acapulco | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Ensenada | Los Angeles, California, USA | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | Honolulu, Hawai | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Papeete | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva, Fiji Island | Bay Of Islands | Auckland, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki | Okinawa, Japan | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue/Danang (Chan May) | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Sihanoukville | Bangkok | Bangkok | Ko Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) | Penang | Phuket | Rangoon | Rangoon | Rangoon | Kochi (Cochin) | Mangalore | Mormugao, Goa | Mumbai (Bombay) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah | Aqaba | Luxor (Safaga) | Luxor (Safaga) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Alanya, Turkey | Rhodes | Santorini | Kusadasi, Turkey | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice | Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily | Sorrento/Capri | Civitavecchia | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | Saint Tropez | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Lerwick | Torshaven | Akureyri | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney (Canada) | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor | Boston, USA | New York City more

Fly Cruise£46729pp
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16 Odyssey of the Stars
25 January 2021 - 164 nights

Los Angeles, California, USA | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | Honolulu, Hawai | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Papeete | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva, Fiji Island | Bay Of Islands | Auckland, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki | Okinawa, Japan | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue/Danang (Chan May) | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Sihanoukville | Bangkok | Bangkok | Ko Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) | Penang | Phuket | Rangoon | Rangoon | Rangoon | Kochi (Cochin) | Mangalore | Mormugao, Goa | Mumbai (Bombay) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah | Aqaba | Luxor (Safaga) | Luxor (Safaga) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Alanya, Turkey | Rhodes | Santorini | Kusadasi, Turkey | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice | Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily | Sorrento/Capri | Civitavecchia | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | Saint Tropez | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Lerwick | Torshaven | Akureyri | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney (Canada) | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor | Boston, USA | New York City more

Fly Cruise£38199pp
Cruise Only£35649pp
17 Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises -MS Hanseatic Inspiration
08 June 2021 - 14 nights

Reykjavik | Grundarfjordur | Qaqortoq | Igaliko | Arsukfjord | Nuuk | Evigedsfjord | Qeqertarsuaq | Uummannaq, Greenland | Storoen | Illiulissat | Kangerlussuaq more

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18 Skylines & Seasides
17 June 2021 - 22 nights

Southampton | Cruising The Celtic Sea & English Channel | Dublin | Belfast | Lerwick | Torshaven | Akureyri | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney (Canada) | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor | Boston, USA | New York City more

Fly Cruise£6899pp
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19 Icelandic Sagas & The Majestic Fjords Of Greenland
21 August 2021 - 28 nights

Reykjavik | Grundarfjordur | Vigur | Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland | Hekla Havn | Rode O, Scoresby Sound, Greenland | Bear Island | Sydkap, Scoresby Sound, Greenland | Alpefjord | Ella | Blomster Bugt | Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord, Greenland | Akureyri | Seydisfjordur | Papey Iceland | Heimaey, Iceland | Reykjavik | Heimaey, Iceland | Umivik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Aapilattoq | Qaqortoq | Hvalsey | Narsaq | Tugtutok | Brattahillo | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Maniitsoq | Sisimiut (formerly Holsteinsborg), Greenland more

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20 Majestic Fjords Of Greenland
04 September 2021 - 14 nights

Reykjavik | Heimaey, Iceland | Umivik | Umivik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Aapilattoq | Hvalsey | Qaqortoq | Narsaq | Tugtutok | Brattahillo | Itilleq | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Maniitsoq | Sisimiut (formerly Holsteinsborg), Greenland | Kangerlussuaq more

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Cruise Only£11639pp
21 Majestic Fjords Of Greenland & The Canadian Arctic
04 September 2021 - 28 nights

Reykjavik | Heimaey, Iceland | Umivik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Aapilattoq | Qaqortoq | Hvalsey | Narsaq | Tugtutok | Brattahillo | Itilleq | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Maniitsoq | Sisimiut (formerly Holsteinsborg), Greenland | Kangerlussuaq | Sisimiut (formerly Holsteinsborg), Greenland | Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), Greenland | Eqi | Qilakitsoq | Uummannaq | Upernavik | Pond Inlet | Croker Bay | Dundas Harbour (Devon Island) | Beechey Island | Lady Franklin Island, Nunavut, Canada | Monumental Island | St John's, New Foundland more

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