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Qaqortoq is a town located in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. It is the most populous town in the region, with a population of around 3,500 people. It is situated on the shores of the Labrador Sea, in the southern part of the country, and is one of the oldest towns in Greenland, having been founded in 1775.

The town has a deep connection to the sea, and the waterfront is the heart of the community. The harbor is a popular spot for fishing and whale watching, and there are several museums and cultural sites that celebrate Qaqortoq’s rich history. The town is also known for its colorful houses, which are painted in bright colors and line the streets.

The region around Qaqortoq is home to some of Greenland’s most spectacular scenery, including mountains, glaciers, and fjords. It is also the site of some of the oldest archaeological sites in Greenland, dating back to the Norse settlements of the 11th century.

Qaqortoq has a long history of cultural exchange and is known for its strong Inuit culture. The town is home to the oldest Inuit settlement in Greenland, and the culture is still very much alive today. There are several Inuit festivals throughout the year, including the annual Qaqortoq Festival, which celebrates Inuit culture and history.

Overall, Qaqortoq is a vibrant and unique town in Greenland with a rich culture and history. It is a popular tourist destination, and its colorful houses, stunning scenery, and vibrant culture make it a must-see destination for anyone visiting Greenland.

Excursion tips for a day in Qaqortoq

As a tourist in Qaqortoq, Greenland, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in the area. Here are some of the top things to do in Qaqortoq in one day:

1. Visit the Qaqortoq Museum, where you can learn about Greenlandic culture and history.
2. Take a boat tour around the Qaqortoq harbor and see the town from the water.
3. Explore the nearby Qassiarsuk ruins and take in the stunning views of the area.
4. Spend time at the Qaqortoq Lake and enjoy a peaceful stroll around the lake.
5. Visit the Aappilattoq Stone Museum and admire the unique rock formations.
6. Take a guided tour of the Qaqortoq Cathedral to learn about its history and architecture.
7. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the town.
8. Shop at the local market and pick up some souvenirs.
9. Take a hike to the nearby Qaqortoq mountain and take in the breathtaking views.
10. Explore the nearby glaciers and waterfalls and take in the majestic scenery.

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The climate in Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq in Greenland experiences a cold and wet climate throughout the year. Summers are cool and generally wet, with temperatures ranging from 8-12°C. Winters are very cold and snowy, with temperatures ranging from -10 to -20°C. Spring and autumn are milder, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 10°C. In all four seasons, strong winds are common, and the area receives a lot of precipitation.

Cruise weather for Qaqortoq

Our weather forecast for Qaqortoq helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 9.0 °C
min: 5.6 °C
11.2 m/s
16.9 m/s
4.8 %
18.4 m
70.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 9.8 °C
min: 5.7 °C
13.0 m/s
12.6 m/s
58.8 %
24.1 m
68.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 10.6 °C
min: 6.1 °C
9.0 m/s
11.5 m/s
56.6 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 9.8 °C
min: 6.3 °C
10.8 m/s
11.5 m/s
25.2 %
18.4 m
74.2 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 8.7 °C
min: 4.8 °C
9.4 m/s
9.7 m/s
92.6 %
13.2 m
76.5 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 9.3 °C
min: 3.9 °C
8.3 m/s
9.0 m/s
90.3 %
14.3 m
84.3 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 8.5 °C
min: 5 °C
12.6 m/s
14.8 m/s
92.5 %
11.6 m
86.7 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 6.0 °C
min: 4.1 °C
11.9 m/s
10.8 m/s
56.2 %
5.1 m
88.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 9.9 °C
min: 3.9 °C
15.8 m/s
22.7 m/s
48.8 %
20.2 m
78.1 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 6.7 °C
13.7 m/s
21.6 m/s
98.5 %
24.1 m
68.4 %
998 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 7.7 °C
min: 5 °C
9.0 m/s
15.5 m/s
100.0 %
13.3 m
87.8 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 5.6 °C
min: 3.7 °C
9.0 m/s
10.1 m/s
79.8 %
5.5 m
93.0 %
1,005 hPa

Cruises to Qaqortoq

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Scheduled ship calls in Qaqortoq, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Star 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 MS Insignia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 MS Sirena 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Star 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 MS Volendam 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Caribbean Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Star 06:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 MSC Poesia 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 Caribbean Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Pride 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 Serenade of the Seas 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Star 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 07:30 am 01:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 MS Amera 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 MS Artania 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Sep. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Pride 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 MS Hamburg 02:00 pm 07:00 pm
Sep. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Sep. 2024 Silver Endeavour 07:00 am 01:30 pm
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 16th 2025 Friday, 16th of May 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 25th 2025 Sunday, 25th of May 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 1st 2025 Sunday, 1st of Jun. 2025 Carnival Pride 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 25th 2025 Wednesday, 25th of Jun. 2025 Norwegian Star 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Jul. 2025 Costa Favolosa 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Jul. 2025 Costa Favolosa 12:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 Norwegian Star 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 MSC Poesia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Jul. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Jul. 2025 Silver Endeavour 07:00 am 01:30 pm
Jul. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Jul. 2025 Celebrity Silhouette 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Jul. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Jul. 2025 MS Amadea 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Jul. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Jul. 2025 MS Volendam 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Jul. 2025 Norwegian Star 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Jul. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2025 Friday, 25th of Jul. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 08:00 pm

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