Hvalsey Church ruins
After an hour's sailing through the fjord with a view to the green hillsides
are Hvalsø church ruins. The church is the best preserved building from
the Norse period and dates back to the 1300s. Close by the church ruin is
also a large farm with houses, stables and storehouses, and a report on
a wedding here in 1408 is the last written record of Norsemen in Greenland.
Upernaviarsuk research station is the government of Greenland experimental
farm and school for the agricultural industry.
The station is located 7 km east of Qaqortoq, and all transportation to
and from the farm is done by boat.
On the ride home from Upernaviarsuk to Qaqortoq we fish from the school's boat.
Less than 1 min. after the line was thrown into the water, there were bite.