Thursday, September 29, 2016

Qaqortoq Greenland


We arrived in Qaqortoq, Greenland 31 August, 2016 via small tenders. It's a small settlement with a Viking history. Most of the people of Greenland are Inuit.




The popular stone carvings called "Stone & Man" are not far from the dock. The project organised by artist Aka Hoegh attracted other artists from several Nordic countries.


Up the hill tourists perused items in the grocery store before checking out historic sites.



An old church has incredible views of the ocean.




As we climbed a nearby hill, we noticed a lot of teens gathering blueberries.


Here's a video clip of the Inuit gathering blueberries.



 We stopped by a cemetery on the way down and noticed how the community respects their dead.



It's a picturesque village and a great escape from the summer heat.


As others have observed...

Iceland is more green than Greenland.

The population of Greenland is about 56,000-- about 1/6 that of Iceland but
Greenland is much larger than Iceland.

Credits

My wife and I took all posted photos.

My web page is www.suttong.com