Igaliku is one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland andis the oldest sheep-farming settlement in Greenland. Here you will see tall mountain peaks covered with snow during summer andlush valleys with flowers and sheep. The sandstone houses here are very differentfrom the distinctive wooden houses in Greenland, and there is a stunning view to the Igaliku Fjord. Experience the tranquility and peace of the settlement and be taken back into history.
The ruins of Garoar
Christianity was introduced to Greenland at the turn of the last millennium, and Greenland got its first bishop in 1124. The impressive Episcopal residence ofGarðar was established shortly after in Igaliku.A cathedral was built, and itwas the biggest of all the churches in Greenland in the Middle Ages. For many years, the bishop’s palace was a focal point for the Norsemen and visitors from Iceland and Norway. The ruins of the cathedral and the bishop's palace have been renovated during recent years and today make up a striking relic of the Viking period.
Igaliku's27 inhabitants are very fond of their community and are looking forward to showing you today’s Igaliku, as sharing with you it’s fascinating past.