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Igaliku and the Ancient Ruins of Garðar



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Summer (Jun - Aug)

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Visit the picturesque Igaliku settlement and discover the ancient ruins of Garðar, a UNESCO-listed site.
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Garðar, a Norse Episcopal residence and religious center.

  • Drink in soul-stirring scenery of soaring mountains, lush valleys and awe-inspiring Igaliku Fjord.

  • Bask in the peace and tranquillity of this remote, picturesque area.

  • Discover Igaliku's farming heritage and gain fascinating insight into the authentic Greenlandic lifestyle.

Ancient Ruins

Our agile ship can enter picturesque Igaliku Fjord directly. As we get closer to the settlement of Igaliku, where the archaeological site of Garðar lies, we’ll take our small expedition boats ashore. 

Set among mirror-like lakes and towering mountains, the UNESCO-listed ruins of Garðar mark the former religious heart of Greenland’s Norse history. At the ruins, you can see the remains of the Episcopal Palace and cathedral that once stood here proudly.

Practical information

Practical Information

  • Included: Entrance to the UNESCO archaeological site of ancient Garðar 

  • Remarks/requirements: Please wear warm, layered clothing, including a waterproof jacket, and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking or Activity information: The tour involves moderate physical activity. The terrain varies from flat and easy in the valley where the town is located to steep hills and uneven paths when exploring the surrounding areas. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No 

  • Language Availability: English and Danish

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