Enjoy a walk through the settlement and visit one of the sheep farms that are situated in the beautiful setting of Igaliku, where the farmers grow Timonthy grass as winter fodder. Back in the day, the Norse settlers were truly impressed with this green island and today sheep farming is still one of the main trades – making Igaliku the oldest sheep farming settlement in Greenland.
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 surroundings in a valley with green fields and views to the Igaliku fjord.
When you see Igaliku, you will understand why the Norse settlers chose it as the Episcopal residence of Gardar. It was the gathering point for people for many years. The cathedral must have been the biggest of the churches in Greenland during this time, and the history of this area is very much alive today due to the remaining ruins.