The Hvalsey church ruin is located in the beautiful Qaqortoq fjord in south Greenland just 12 nautical miles from Qaqortoq town.
The church was build around year 1300 by the Norse culture. The church is build of ashlar stone and is very well preserved today over 700 years later. Some stones weighs over 5 tonnes and the building measures 16 by 8 meters. The roof was most likely made of timber covered with grass turf.
It is assumed that the Norse culture abandoned the Hvalsey church around 1500.