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World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland
World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland
World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland
World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland
World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland
World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland
World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

This helicopter tour will take you over the UNESCO World Heritage area Kujataa.   The landscape represents the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic, and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe.  We fly low over the rich farmland with glaciers in view, which have been cultivated from a thousand years ago.

 

Hvalsey Church was first erected in the 12th century, and is the largest and best preserved Norse ruins in Greenland.  Nearby, you can see the remains of a large residential complex, stables, and a banquet hall.  Close your eyes, smell the lush green surroundings, and imagine life in the place that the Vikings called “Greenland”. 

 

These people were the first Europeans who arrived here, hundreds of years before Columbus set foot on the American continent further south.  The last documented event during the Norse era is a wedding at this church in 1408.  During the next century, the Norsemen mysteriously disappear from Greenland.

 

After our stop at the Hvalsey Church ruins, we fly back above the dramatic mountain range of Killavaat, a comb-shaped, knife-sharp, 5300 feet high ridgeline - weather permitting.  Enjoy the view of glaciers in the distance as we return to town.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Scenic Flights, UNESCO Site
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish, Greenlandic
  • Attractions: Qaqortoq
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Daytime departure. Departure 11:00 or later, Evening departure 16:00 or later, Flexible, Morning departure between 8:00-10:30,

Departure from Qaqortoq heliport

Please meet at the check-in counter of Qaqortoq heliport, latest 30 minutes before departure.

Included:
  • Airport taxes

  • Transfer to heliport. The heliport is a short walk from the city centre.


What to bring:
  • Windproof jacket

  • Water bottle


Good to know:

This tour has a minimum requirement of 5 passengers. If there are less than 5 passengers, we will re-book you another departure. If it is not possible to re-book your tour, you will receive a full refund.



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