The square with the fountain
Qaqortoq is one of the only towns in Greenland that has a square. On the square, you find a beautiful fountain built in the so-called Igaliku stone. These stones are transported here from the nearby village called Igaliku. The square is surrounded by beautiful colonial houses that house everything from shops, a bakery, a Thai restaurant, and a museum.
You should visit the museum, and stroll past the old Church of Our Savior from 1832, which is located not far from the square. Next to the square, visit the local meat market, where you can buy the local foods. There are many exciting things you can put your teeth into if you want to cook for yourself.
Don’t miss a walk on Vatican Hill. Here, in the best American tradition, you will find half a car sticking out of the Rockhouse Inn. The name “Vatican Hill” has a special story. A somewhat bossy man used to live on this hill. His nickname was “the Pope” so, after a while, people started calling the street Vatican Hill and this name has stuck.
Sealskin furs and souvenirs
Great Greenland is located in Qaqortoq, and here they design and sew the beautiful furs that look great on women and men worldwide. Designers like Benedikte Utzon have made collections for Great Greenland, and they produce a lot of beautiful products here. It’s not just coats and jackets. They also produce bags, mittens, and many other accessories. At some fashion shows, they have even made very popular sealskin bikinis.