Although the settlement of Igaliku is modest in terms of the number of inhabitants, it’s grand in terms of beauty. Inhabiting small houses built of the characteristic Igaliku sandstone, the 27 year-round residents enjoy scenic sourroundings in a valley with green fields and views to the fjord.
The birth of modern agriculture in Greenland
When the Norsemen came as settlers to Igaliku a little more than thousand years ago, they also brought with them the tradition of farming. Still today, sheep farming is one of the main trades, making Igaliku the oldest sheep farming settlement in Greenland.
Meet the Arctic farmers
Enjoy a visit to what is dubbed as one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland. Take a walk through the settlement and visit one of the sheep farms. Learn more about sheep farming and everyday life in this small settlement, surrounded by fields of timothy grass used for winter fodder.