Did you know?
- Qaqortoq was used as a base of operations by American aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne in 1933 when they conducted survey flights for Pan American Airways. You can visit the "Lindbergh room" in the Qaqortoq museum where the couple stayed.
- Qaqortoq is the Greenlandic word for "white". There is some debate surrounding the
origins of this name. Was it because of the ice in the water or the presence of a large rookery of birds which stained the rocks at their nesting places white?
- Qaqortoq is only a short boat ride from Hvalsey, the famous well-preserved ruins
of the Viking church where the last recorded Norse wedding took place in the
autumn of 1408.