Qaqortoq is a port town located in southern Greenland, near Cape Thorvaldsen. It has population of around 3,000. This is the south Greenland's most populous town and the country's 4th-largest - after Nuuk, Sisimiut and Ilulissat. In 2013 the population of Qaqortoq was 3,230.
The main cruise ship tourist attarction here is Hvalsey ("Whale Island") - Greenland's largest and best-preserved Norse ruins site "Eystribyggd". It is located only 19 mk (12 ml) northeast of Qaqortoq. Hvalsey Church is a church house built in the 12th century, with design similar to structures found in Norway. The church is exceptionally well constructed from carefully chosen stones - some with weight over 5 tons.
Tourism is an important contributor to the economy of Qaqortoq. Greenland Sagalands, the Qaqortoq Tourist Service, is the tourist office. 65.5% of all tourists are from Denmark. Several facilities offer accommodations, including Qaqortoq Hostel. Qaqortoq Museum offers services in Danish, Kalaallisut and English. The Great Greenland Furhouse is a popular tourist attraction. Vacationers are offered year-round activities like kayaking, guided hiking, cross-country skiing, boating and whale-watching. In recent years, the town of Qaqortoq has experienced a fall in tourist revenue, very much because of the lack of an airport. The Danish Crown Princely family visited Qaqortoq as part of an official Greenland tour in summer 2014.
Qaqortoq is a call port for Arctic Umiaq ferry. Royal Arctic Line in Nuuk is the port authority for Qaqortoq. With a channel depth of 15 m (50 feet), the port can accommodate ships up to 150 m (500 feet) in length. The port provides pilotage upon request (no tugging).
Qaqortoq Greenland was included as port of call in the Northwest Passage cruises of the following passenger ships:
- Seven Seas Navigator - 63-days itinerary from Miami Florida to Montreal Quebec (2017 - June 17 to August 18)
- Note: All Northwest Passage ship transits are assisted by a Canadian icebreaker or other vessel with an ice-strengthened hull.
Highlights: Julianhab, Erik the Red's homestead
The Qaqortoq cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Qaqortoq, Greenland.
If you lose the Qaqortoq location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Qaqortoq cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Qaqortoq, Greenland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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