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Ikigait is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland

Ikigait is a former community in Greenland about 3 kilometers west of Narsarmijit. It was the site of Herjólfr Bárðarson's farm Herjolfsnes ("Herjolf's Point"[1]), one of the easternmost of the Norse settlements during their colonization of Greenland.[2]

The location was established around 1885, when a few artifacts were discovered and returned to Denmark. In 1921, an excavation was led by Danish historian and archaeologist Poul Nørlund (1888-1951), which found the church graveyard.[3][4]


  1. ^ Scott, Brian M. Place-Names in the Landnámabók". Accessed 28 Apr 2012.
  2. ^ Fiske, John. The Discovery of America, Vol. 1. Echo Library, 2009. ISBN 1406829293.
  3. ^ "The Ten-Gore Dress: Cotehardies from Herjolfsnes". Accessed 28 Apr 2012.
  4. ^ "Poul Nørlund". Den Store Danske. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 

Coordinates: 59°59′N 44°42′W / 59.983°N 44.700°W / 59.983; -44.700