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Igaliku is in southern Greenland.


Village and fields in Igaliku

Igaliku - quite surprisingly considering its country and latitude - is, of all things, a farming village! Like Nunataaq, fields surround the buildings in the village.

Get in[edit]

Igaliku is hard to reach, as it is almost completely isolated. The only town on the same peninsula is Qaqortoq, nearly 30 miles (50 km) away over high, rocky mountains. The end of the peninsula is dominated by glaciers, and one could get to Igaliku from Narsarsuaq by crossing the freezing Greenland waters or crossing a glacier.

  • 1 Igaliku Marina is located on the eastern edge of Igaliku.

Get around[edit]

Everything in the village itself is within walking distance. However, the road across the peninsula is nearly 4 kilometers, and continues nearly 2 more kilometers.


  • 1 Village & fields. The village is surrounded by fields and gentle mountain slopes. In the east of the village is a small bay and marina.
  • 2 Mountain pass (Peninsula) (Follow main road west out of Igaliku). Out of the village, a twisty road goes up the eastern face of a cliff near Igaliku. At the top of the cliff is a pass, and a gradual slope leading to more fields on the far side of the peninsula.


Hiking and exploration[edit]

  • 1 Across the peninsula, King's Road (Follow King's Road west). King's Road is a 5-km dirt road which goes across a peninsula and then goes along the west coast of the peninsula to a small bay.
  • 2 Up a canyon (Follow main road north for about 5 km). The first few kilometers of the dirt road follow a fjord. The last couple of kilometers go into a canyon and eventually reach a lake.


Igaliku is a small town, with no stores.


Igaliku is a small town, with no restaurants.


Igaliku is a small town, with no coffee shops or bars.


Igaliku is a small town, with no hotels.


Due to its isolated location, there is most likely not the same internet connection as you would get in most of the world or even more populated regions of Greenland.

Go next[edit]

Qaqortoq, main town in southern Greenland

Narsarsuaq, small town with an airport - in southern Greenland

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