Kujataa is a sub-arctic farming landscape located in the southern region of Greenland. It bears witness to the cultural histories of the Norse hunters-gatherers who started arriving from Iceland in the 10th century and of the Norse farmers, Inuit hunters and Inuit farming communities that developed from the end of the 18thcentury. Despite their differences, the two cultures, European Norse and Inuit, created a cultural landscape based on farming, grazing and marine mammal hunting The landscape represents the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic, and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe. 

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

5 sites in this World Heritage

  • Qassiarsuk
  • Igaliku
  • Sissarluttoq
  • Tasikuluulik (Vatnahverfi)
  • Qaqortukulooq (Hvalsey)

Qassiarsuk

Sissarluttoq

Tasikuluulik (Vatnahverfi)

Qaqortukulooq (Hvalsey)

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Denmark 
Category
Cultural
Name
Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
Selection Criteria (?)
(v)
Year of Registered
2017
Keyword
Registered in 2017