South Greenland attractions

Natural Feature in South Greenland

The Southern Fjords

Astonishingly grand spires of granite soar straight out of Greenland's southernmost fjords like the teeth of an interplanetary crocodile. Climbers rate the rock faces of peaks like Uiluit Qaaqa (Ketil), Ulamertorsua…
in Qaqortoq


On weekend afternoons it's well worth visiting the Tele-Museum. It traces Greenland's role in the development of transatlantic communications and has such mechanical curiosities as 1900 telephone switching table whi…
in Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq Museum

Qaqortoq Museum is housed in a tar-blackened 1804 building that was once the Julianehåb colony manager's house. Today its most unique features are right up on the top floor. Beautifully restored, with churchlik…
in Qaqortoq

Lyberth Charter

The cute 1859 cottage housing Lyberth Charter was the former Fortanderkabshuset (elders' council chamber). Red with green stairs, it retains the bronze 'colony bell' that once announced the start of work each mornin…
in Narsaq

Lund Cottage

Henrik Lund (1875-1948) was a priest, painter and poet whose song 'Nunarput' has since become Greenland's national anthem. Outside the red-and-green Lund Cottage, amid wildflowers, his bust sports a Lutheran priest'…
in Qaqortoq

House B22

The attractive timber House B22 was once home to a KGH trader who, legend relates, was something of a bon-vivant playboy. Indeed on occasions he was found to be 'as drunk as a pope', hence the ironic name for the ro…
in Narsaq

Eskimo Pels

Eskimo Pels is a small factory where local women turn sealskins into designer bags and clothes. There's a decent gift shop attached. Both the wool workshop and the excellent ceramics workshop are presently closed bu…
in Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq Museum

Narsarsuaq Museum, accessed through the Blue Ice Café, is extensive and worth a visit. Displays take you through a variety of historical exhibits on the Norse, sheep farming and the US presence in South Greenla…
in Qaqortoq

Muku & Aja Shops

Muku & Aja Shops occupies an 1871 former blacksmith's workshop. It has wooden shingle roof, thick stone walls, arched windows and a small cannon aimed at the Torvet (the old town square).
in Narsaq

Børge Brodersen

In his private house, Børge Brodersen has as impressive mineral collection. Anyone can ring on the doorbell and ask to have a look (and possibly buy).