Itilleq, which means ‘crossing place’, boasts the rocky and undulating nature which is typical of most coastal communities in the area. Visitors will have the chance to explore the settlement well-known for being a pristine destination, due to the housekeeping pride of the locals.
Hike through the main inhabited centre, past a lake and a football field, and it will not be too long before you have walked by most of the painted wooden houses into largely untouched backcountry.
You’ve Crossed The Arctic Circle
A sign that you’ve passed beyond the invisible Arctic Circle is that you will hear the howls of Greenland sled dogs – Itilleq is the southernmost location allowed to have this ancient breed, being only 2 kilometres above the Arctic Circle! Consequently no other types of canines are allowed above this point, in order to keep the breed pure.