THE BEST PRESERVED RUINS
The best preserved ruins are found in Southern Greenland, where around 500 groups of ruins have been unearthed. After just half an hour by boat from Narsarsuaq international airport, you arrive at Qassiarsuk, where the fascinating Brattahlid ruins can be seen.
The area is also home to a reconstruction of a Viking longhouse and Tjodhilde’s Church which was the first Christian church built on the North American continent.
Brattahlid is also the location from where Leif Eriksson set sail and discovered Vinland – the North American continent at Newfoundland and Labrador.
HVALSEY CHURCH RUINS
If you are in the vicinity of Qaqortoq, you must not miss out on the chance to go on an excursion to the beautiful Hvalsey Church which is by far and away the best preserved ruin in the country.
The final accounts of the Norse population were heard from here through a wedding described in the Vatican’s annals in 1408. After this account, no further written evidence exists – only the mystery of what become of the Viking population.