Itilleq (old spelling Itivdleq) is a settlement in the Municipality of Sisimiut, Greenland. It is located 45 km south of Sisimiut on the shores of Davis Strait. Itilleq was founded in 1847 on another island, but was later moved 1 kilometer east to its present location. The main trade in the settlement is fishing and hunting, and a fish factory is the main industry. The island has no freshwater, and for this reason Itilleq makes use of a facility for forming freshwater from seawater.
The village is situated in a hollow, majestically surrounded by high mountains and glaciers, and it can truthfully be called the Arctic Circle Village as the Arctic Circle is indeed found only 200 metres to the south.
Things to See & Do
Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 112 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299
Port Location – The port at Itilleq is located in Itilleq harbor.
Travel Links – The closest aerodrome is Sisimiut Airport in Sisimiut, with connections to Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Maniitsoq, and Nuuk operated by Air Greenland. There are no helicopter services to coastal settlements of Davis Strait in the Qeqqata and Sermersooq municipalities.
Royal Arctic Line provides weekly ferry services to Sarfannguit and Sisimiut, a port of call for the Arctic Umiaq Line, with connections to Ilulissat and Aasiaat in the Disko Bay region, and to coastal towns in southwestern and southern Greenland.