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After ten years building up and running Ipiutaq as a guest farm, we have decided to venture towards new horizons and change life:

 

Ipiutaq guest farm in South Greenland is for sale

 

 

The property Ipiutaq and all assets of the firm Ipiutaq guest farm are for sale today and can be taken over from autumn 2017.

 

 Ipiutaq guest farm, general overview from the fjord Ipiutaq guest farm, general overview from the mountain Ipiutaq guest farm, general overview from the sky
General overview from the fjord...
... from the mountain...
... from the sky

 

 

Presentation

 

 

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Overview to the West
Overview to the West
Overview to the West

 

Ipiutaq guest farm is a traditional sheep farm that, from 2005, has been renovated, developed, modernized and run as a guest farm by a French-Greenlandic family. Since 2007, guests have enjoyed exploring the amazing surroundings, hiking and fishing while staying at the charming and cosy guesthouse.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, overview to the EastIpiutaq guest farm, overview to the EastIpiutaq guest farm, overview to the East
Overview to the East
Overview to the East
Overview to the East

 

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, sheep farming, agro-tourism and arctic char fishing

A combination of sheep farming and agro-tourism with arctic char fishing in amazing surroundings

 

Today, the property is used in combination, for sheep farming with a flock of 300 sheep and for tourist activities including a guesthouse accommodating 6-8 people and a sport fishing concession on Ilua river and lake, one of the best places for arctic char fishing in South Greenland.

 

The farm, owned and operated by the family Devisme-Poulsen for more than ten years, includes a lot of improvements and is in very good conditions of maintenance.

 

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Ipiutaq in Greenland

 Ipiutaq in South Greenland

 

 

Location

 

 

Ipiutaq guest farm is located in South Greenland, on the Narsaq peninsula, one of the more rich grazing areas in the region, along the beautiful and scenic Tunulliarfik fjord, the “waterway route” of South Greenland, connecting Narsarsuaq international airport to the main towns Narsaq and Qaqortoq.

 

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Tunulliarfik fjord, to Narsarsuaq...
... "waterway route"...
... of South Greenland

 
Ipiutaq is situated alongshore, 40 minutes by boat (30 km) from the airport in Narsarsuaq, Qassiarsuk and Igaliku historical villages dating back to the time of Viking settlements, and 30 minutes by boat (25 km) from the town of Narsaq (1500 people). The farm is not connected by road to other inhabited places, but it is possible to hike in summertime and drive on ice when the fjord is frozen in wintertime.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, Tunulliarfik fjord in wintertime, "delivery ship"Ipiutaq guest farm, Tunulliarfik fjord in wintertimeIpiutaq guest farm, Tunulliarfik fjord in wintertime
Tunulliarfik fjord, "delivery ship"
Tunulliarfik fjord...
... by car in wintertime

 

The area is growing in popularity for agro-tourism due to its history with sheep-farming, its amazing nature for hiking tours and the number of high quality fishing spots for arctic char, especially on the clear water river Ilua under concession and connected to the farm.

 

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Sheep farming... ... agro-tourism...... and arctic char fishing

 

 

Landscapes

 

 

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Magnificent fjord...... and rocky beaches...
... on the fjord side

 

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Fields on the fjord side, springFields on the fjord side, summer
Fields on the fjord side, autumn

 

Ipiutaq guest farm´s surroundings offer a large diversity of landscapes: from views on the magnificent fjord with snow-covered mountain peaks in the background, through rocky beaches and fields on the fjord side of the farm where the buildings are settled, to steppes, green pastures, clear streams and pools with waterfalls in the fertile valley Ilua with 3 km of river and 2,5 km of lake flowing out to the other side of the fjord.

 

Ipiutaq guest farn, steppes towards the valley IluaIpiutaq guest farm, green pastures in the fertile valley IluaIpiutaq guest farm, clear streams and pools with waterfalls in Ilua valley
Steppes towards the valley IluaGreen pastures in the fertile valley
Clear streams, pools and waterfalls

 

 

Ipiutaq guest farm concept

 

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, dream surroundingsIpiutaq guest farm, an isolated place open to the worldIpiutaq guest farm, an isolated place open to the world
Dream surroundings,... for an isolated place...
... open to the world

 

Ipiutaq guest farm started as a dream in 2002. From that time, we have always believed that it would be possible to develop this very isolated place to show how Greenland can be open to the world and other cultures, through its own natural and cultural resources.

 

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Personal welcome outside... ... and inside...... in sumptuous surroundings


Based on agro-tourism with sport fishing, the general concept of Ipiutaq guest farm is to welcome guests from all over the world in a remote place, sharing with them another culture and unique way of life through farming activities, personal welcome and gourmet cuisine with local products, in sumptuous and unique surroundings of Greenlandic nature.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, gourmet cuisine with local productsIpiutaq guest farm, gourmet cuisine with local productsIpiutaq guest farm, greenlandic wild plants for a gourmet cuisine
Gourmet cuisine...... with local products...... and greenlandic wild plants

 

The location and background of Ipiutaq guest farm offer a very good opportunity to continue the management and development of tourist and agricultural activities in the same spirit, with a personal and new touch.

 

"Ipiutaq guest farm is known as a place where rare combination of excellent gastronomy, comfort and wild Greenlandic nature is absolutely unique, highly addictive and completely unforgettable" in The Arctic Settlers, Greenland Today n.1, November 2007.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, general overview of the property Ipiutaq and Ilua valley
General overview of the property Ipiutaq and Ilua valley

 

 

Guest farm description

 

 

The property Ipiutaq and all assets of the firm Ipiutaq guest farm include:


Sheep farming activities

 

 

A sheepfold in a strong-structured wooden building with a steel plate roof (320 m2, 1987) connected to a round arch hall (new roller door, 2016) as storehouse for fodder and workshop (230 m2, 2011). The sheepfold includes new plastic modular slatted floors built in 2016.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, sheepfold, sotrehouse and workshopIpiutaq guest farm, main entrance of sheepfold and storehouse

Ipiutaq guest farm, inside the storehouse

Sheepfold and storehouseMain entrance of the buildingInside the storehouse

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, inside the sheepfoldIpiutaq guest farm, new plastic modular slatted floors in the sheepfold

Ipiutaq guest farm, feeding place in the sheepfold

Inside the sheepfoldNew plastic modular slatted floorsFeeding place in the sheepfold

 

 

A flock of sheep counting approximately 300 ewes and 8 rams (all of Greenlandic breed, born between 2009 and 2016), including all breeding data on an Icelandic breeding software online (“Fjarvis”).

 

Ipiutaq guest farm received the Prize for the best breeding work in 2012, from the Agricultural Advisory Service of Greenland, the reason of this prize was the priority given to the breeding work as new started sheep farmers.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm was the farm that, in 2011, had the higher average of slaughterweight among all farmers in Greenland, with 18,5 kg per lamb.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm received 2 times from the Young farmers Association, the Prize for the best meat quality in the flock according to the EUROP classification, with more EUR in the carcases conformation class (67,58 % in 2012 and of 45,03 % in 2015). 

 

 

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A flock of Greenlandic sheep...... entering the sheepfoldLambs back after summertime

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, "Aqqu", our oldest ramIpiutaq guest farm, lambing timeIpiutaq guest farm, lambing time
"Aqqu", our oldest ramLambing time...... at Ipiutaq guest farm

 

 

9,25 ha of fields with a combination of perennial and annual crops (average farm in Greenland is approximately 20-25 ha).

 

1750 meters of drains and 2600 meters of fences for fields.

 

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Ipiutaq guest farm, fields  

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, fences Ipiutaq guest farm, building of a drainIpiutaq guest farm, fields
Ipiutaq guest farm, fences...
... building of a drain
... and harvest time

 

 

A sorting place for sheep and lambs, used in autumn, when gathering sheep and lambs for slaughtering before winter.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, sorting place for sheep and lambsIpiutaq guest farm, sorting place for sheep and lambsIpiutaq guest farm, sorting place for sheep and lambs
Sorting place for sheep and lambs...
... comming back from mountains...
... in the autumn

 

 

Three allotments for development of the farm:

 

one allotment on “open land Ipiutaq” for agricultural activities and allowing tourist activities, including buildings, fields, drains, ways and windmill,

 

one allotment for the way (dirt road) connecting the fjord side and the valley,

 

one allotment on the valley for agricultural activities including one field of 1,77 ha and a huge potential area (over 40 ha) for development of new fields around the river and lake.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, general overview of the property Ipiutaq and Ilua valleyIpiutaq guest farm, general overview of the farm and equipment on the fjord side
General overview with allotments
General overview on the fjord side

 

 

A licence on a common grazing area allotment for sheep (170 km2 between Narsaq and Qassiarsuk) shared with 6 other farms, the more fertile grazing area of South Greenland.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, common grazing area allotment for sheep
Common grazing area for sheep, shared with six other farms in the Narsaq peninsula and Qassiarsuk

 

 

All necessary machineries and tools: tractor Deutz-Fahr Agrotron 120, backloader JCB 4CN, disc harrow (cover crop), Kverneland multigrab bucket, Kongskilde spring-tooth harrow, Fiona seeding machine, Globus stone rake, roller, Kuhn 66 hay cutter, Kuhn rotor rake, Claas round baler, McHale bale wrapper, fertilizer spreader, tipper trailer, manure spreader, transportable 12 kW diesel generator, welting machine, air compressor, ladder and all main necessary tools for work in the farm.

 

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Backloader, tractor and tipper trailer
Tractor and spring-tooth harrow
Tractor and multigrab bucket

 

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Disc harrow
Stone rake

Seeding machine

 

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Roller
Hay cutter

Round baler and bale wrapper

 

 

Transport vehicles: speed open boat Bayliner (1990) with 140 HP outboard engine Suzuki (2006) and snowmobile Arctic Cat Crossfire 700 (2006).

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, tractor Deutz-Fahr Agrotron 120Ipiutaq guest farm, snowmobileIpiutaq guest farm, speed open boat with outboard engine
Tractor Deutz-Fahr Agrotron 120Snowmobile Arctic Cat Crossfire 700

Speed open boat, outboard engine

 

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, general overview of the farm and equipment on the fjord side
General overview of the farm and equipment on the fjord side

 

 

Tourist activities


 

A charming wooden cottage guesthouse, located near the fjord that can accommodate up to 6-8 persons (57 m2, 4 rooms). Originally from 1965, the house is newly renovated in 2013-2014 with a steel plate roof, new insulation and all modern comfort, such as heating system, bathroom and toilets.

 

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Cottage guesthouse near the fjordGuesthouse: living room

View from the guesthouse

 

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Guesthouse: double bedroom... ... kitchen and dinning place

Guesthouse: bathroom

 

 

A fishing concession from the Government of Greenland for sport fishing of Arctic Char on the clear water river and lake Ilua, in the valley located at 40 minutes hiking from the farm (6 km2).

 

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Fishing concession in Ilua valleyFishing concession in Ilua valley

Arctic char fishing in Ilua valley

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, Ilua riverIpiutaq guest farm, Ilua riverIpiutaq guest farm, lake in Ilua valley
River IluaRiver Ilua

Lake in Ilua valley

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, clear pool on Ilua riverIpiutaq guest farm, waterfall on Ilua riverIpiutaq guest farm, arctic char in Ilua river
Clear pool on Ilua riverWaterfall on Ilua river

Arctic char in Ilua river

 

 

10 years of marketing the guest farm worldwide, based on a well listed and very clear website (English/French), a number of articles in the national and international press, radio and video programs, and a complete advertising on greenland.com, official tourist site of Greenland. See here and there.

 

 

An allotment allowing development of tourist activities on “open land Ipiutaq”.

 

 

Common equipment

 

 

A water-supply system including a reservoir of raining water (6000 to 8000 litres) located above the fields, with 2 meters underground insulated and warm-cabled pipes connected to dwelling house and guesthouse, a pump and an extra water-tank of 1000 litres in the dwelling house.

 

An electric supply system consisting of a diesel powered 12 kW generator (Lister Petter) integrated with 5 solar panels, a windmill (20 Amps per 40 knots) and 10 batteries 230 AmpH.

 

A modern three chambers septic tank with a fully biological wastewater treatment system (capacity: 4000 litres/8 inhabitants) built in 2008, connected to the dwelling house and the guesthouse.

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, water reservoir under constructionIpiutaq guest farm, solar panelsIpiutaq guest farm, windmill
Water reservoir under constructionSolar panels on the dwelling house

Windmill and dwelling house

 


2500 meters of dirt roads connecting the main places of the farm: buildings, fields, “harbour” and beaches in the fjord side, connected to the valley with fishing concession and fields.
 

Ipiutaq guest farm, dirt road to the fjordIpiutaq guest farm, dirt road between housesIpiutaq guest farm, dirt road in wintertime
Dirt road on the way to the fjordDirt road between houses

Dirt road in wintertime

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, dirt road to the "harbour"Ipiutaq guest farm, dirt road to Ilua valleyIpiutaq guest farm, dirt road from Ilua valley
Dirt road to the "harbour"Dirt road on the way to Ilua valley

Dirt road on the way from Ilua valley

 

 

A dwelling house

 


The wooden “classical Greenlandic house” (80 m2, 4 rooms, 2000) can be used as private house with potential bed & breakfast facilities. The house is well maintained, with all comfort, new windows (2012) and a renovated kitchen (2014).

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, garden outside the dewlling houseIpiutaq guest farm, outside the dwelling house in wintertimeIpiutaq guest farm, garden outside the dwelling house
Garden outside the dwelling house...... in wintertime...

... and in summertime

 

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Dwelling house...... kitchen...

... and living room

 

Ipiutaq guest farm, view from the dwelling houseIpiutaq guest farm, view from the dwelling houseIpiutaq guest farm, view from the dwelling house
Views from...... the kitchen...

... and from the living room

 

 

Summary

 

 

A unique location and landscape with strong identity and charm close to international airport.

 

 

A lot of improvements with modern equipment and a very good maintenance.

 

 

One of the best places for arctic char fishing with a fishing concession on clear water river.

 

 

An excellent potential for further agricultural and tourist development, available for one or two families.

 

 

Price, contact and information

 

photo: Joshua Portway

 

The price for the property Ipiutaq and all assets of the firm Ipiutaq guest farm, including agricultural and tourist activities, is 3.485.000 DKK (approx. 468.480 EUR).

Depending on the citizenship, legal status in the country and profession of the buyer, there are some possibilities of financial support and loans from the Government of Greenland, and possibilities to take over the current loans and debts as well (from ESU and INI loans), which would make the cash payment cheaper.

If you are interested and if you have any question for further information about the sale (list of assets´values, loans, financial support...), you are very welcome to contact us either by e-mail or by phone.

Please, come back soon or contact us to download this presentation in a pdf format here.

As geography and weather conditions in Greenland can limit the access in wintertime and because farms in Greenland are more visible in summertime, we can arrange a visit of the place for interested parties as soon as it is requested, best before late summer/autumn 2016.

We are of course willing to help if arranging a trip to South Greenland is needed to visit the place.

 

You can also read an article about it in the Greenlandic national press here


Agathe Devisme & Kalista Poulsen  - Ipiutaq guest farm
Box 163 - 3921 Narsaq - Greenland
+299199222 / info@ipiutaq.gl
(if this address does not work, please, use: ipiutaq@greennet.gl)

 

 

 

© Ipiutaq guest farm 2005 - 2016