The settlement has around 150 inhabitants, and the name means ‘the sunny side’, which refers to its position in the landscape. An ancient population that lived in Greenland around 4,000 years ago, called the ‘Saqqaq Culture‘, is named after the archeological sites near the settlement. Today’s residents of Inuit descent are, in fact, not related to the Saqqaq people, but rather to the people of different migrational wave, the Thule people. The archeological site of Saqqaq is within hiking distance from the settlement. Hannibal Fencker, settlement manager from 1942 to 1970, managed to grow sub-tropic plants like dates and lemons in their green house; the same house now hosts tourists.