Hvalsey church is just above the beach and it the most well-preserved medieval Viking ruin in Greenland. The roof is gone but the intricate stone construction of the walls and the doors and window openings serve as a testament to the solid construction of the 14th century builders. On 16 September 1408 a wedding was held in this church and this marriage was recorded in the Iceland church archives two years. This is the last documented record of a service at this church and the timing and cause of disappearance of the nearby inhabitants, is not know.
Leaving was a sad event not only because this was the FRAM’s last stop in Greenland but because Aka left the FRAM to stay in Qaqortoq with her family. And sadly we all waved good-by and the FRAM left the dock and headed for Cape Farvel and then on to Reykjavik, Iceland.