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Igaliku, Greenland

Igaliku is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. It is located southeast of Narsarsuaq, on a peninsula jutting off the mainland of Greenland near the eastern shore of upper Tunulliarfik Fjord.

Igaliku is best known for the ruins of Garðar, once the religious heart of 12th-century Norse Greenland. The area was at the very heart of the Eastern Settlement and has been extensively archaeologically excavated since the 1830s. There are several historical graves in the area, although most have not presently been identified.

Things to See & Do

* Ruins of Garoar
* Historical Graves

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 55 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Port Location – The harbor at nearby Itilleq provides easier access to Igaliku.

Travel Links – Air Greenland has two weekly flights from Nuuk and a weekly (two in the summer) flight from Copenhagen. Air Iceland has a weekly flight form Reykjavik.

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