Although the settlement of Igaliku is modest in terms of the number of inhabitants, it’s grand in terms of beauty. The 27 year-round residents live in small houses built from the characteristic Igaliku sandstone in a fantastic valley with green fields with views to the fjord.
The first 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. Today, sheep farming is still one of the main trades, making Igaliku is 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, Igaliku. 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, which is surrounded by fields of Timothy grass, which is used as winter fodder for the sheep.