Photo Log of the September 13, 2007, Port Call at Qaqortoq, Greenland
Map Showing Location of Qaqortoq, Greenland
After departing Prins Christian Sund the Grand Princess sailed overnight to Qaqortoq, which is also known by its Danish name, JulianehĂ„b.  It is the principal town in southwest Greenland and has a population of 3,100.

This is the area where Nordic Vikings settled in the 10th century.  They farmed in the area until the early 1400s, when due to climate becoming too cold to farm, their settlement ended.


Looking West At Sunrise After Entering the Fjord on which Qaqortoq Is Located

A view from the ship before going ashore by tender.

Onshore at Qaqortoq
Looking south at the anchored ship with a tender in the foreground.

View of Qaqortoq
From the waterfront.

Qaqortoq has no airport or roads to other towns.  Transportation between towns is by helicopters and, ice permitting, boats.

The hull form of the power boat in the center of the photo reminds me of our Coronado 25 sailboat.

Rock Sculpture
There are many sculptures carved directly in the native rock. There was an art project in 1993-94 when 18 Scandinavian artists created them.

View Looking Westerly
This is a housing area. The old Lutheran Church is lower left.  The cemetery is behind the houses.

Qaqortoq Municipal Fountain
This is said to be the only fountain in Greenland.  The children are on an excursion from school, perhaps to see all the visitors.
The narrator who spoke from the bridge of the ship during the transit of Prins Christian Sund said children with Danish fathers and Inuit mothers are very common in Qaqortoq.

Looking Southeasterly
We walked around Qaqortoq to see housing and schools and visited the "supermarket" and a hardware store.

Last View of Qaqortoq As We Sailed Away
The ship departed for St Johns at 1345 hrs.