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Ilulissat, Greenland

by WCC on March 5, 2012

in North America

Ilulissat is a town in northern Greenland. Ilulissat fjord developed into a small to form a natural harbor and its surroundings since the 1800s. For thousands of years earlier settlement was close Sermermiutin Valley. Ilulissat is Greenland’s most popular tourist destination, not least in the UNESCO World Heritage list because of iceberg. Fjord is difficult to understand, it pushes the Disko Bay kilometers width of up to 90 meters high icebergs roughly cubic kilometers a week. Ice Flow is in the northern hemisphere vuolain, and I mean the pace is accelerating.

ilulissat Ilulissat, Greenland


In addition to icebergs Ilulissat is a town dogs, sledge dogs is at least as much as the people. Grönlantilaisinta Ilulissat is Greenland, Disko area of ​​the central and northern Greenland.

Ilulissat you, either by plane or boat. Runway is 825 m long so there will be flown only at a lower DASH-7 aircraft. Within hours you can work around the whole city. Travel from the airport to the center is only 4-5 km, or walk. Airport to the city’s leading walking path is shorter and safer to walk on the narrow roadway. Follow people’s paths and trails, often the shortest walking route does not pass along the road. The long stairs have been built in many places near the harbor to facilitate walking.

ilulissat greenland Ilulissat, Greenland

ilulissat greenland

Take a stroll and have a look at the scenery. Views are breathtaking iceberg. Their own spice to the fjord to watch that sometimes, like thunder ice paukahdukset. On a sunny day tourists sit for hours just watching and listening to the incessant spectacle. Midst of icebergs, you can see whales. Sightseeing helicopters and cruise ships spice to the atmosphere.

ilulissat ice scenery Ilulissat, Greenland

ilulissat ice scenery

ilulissat town Ilulissat, Greenland

ilulissat town

Paths are not marked and not always visible, but by following the map of recommended routes, you do not have life-threatening places. Close to the airport route leads to one of the highest peaks. If the weather is clear you can see everything at once: the continental glacier 50 km inland, iceberg beginning to end, in the city, airport, and the island of Disko Bay and the thousands of drifting icebergs. Mountains and glaciers can be seen in the north more than 100 km away.
Camping is prohibited in fresh water pools and the water catchment area, otherwise you can camp in the best looking. Flat spots are not hard to find but the flat, dry, wind sheltered and shady is.

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