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Ilulissat, Greenland

The city of Ilulissat is located in western Greenland in Disco Bay at the foot of the majestic Ilulissat ice fjord. This astounding ice fjord, which is one of the area’s most important natural landmarks and tourist attractions, was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, due to its historical and geographical significance, boasting one of the fastest moving and most active ice-streams on the planet. The waters off the coast of the city are filled with imposing icebergs and the region is also famous for its massive population of sled dogs, which nearly matches the number of people who live there. The region’s isolated ambience and beguiling natural landscape create an enchanting environment, guaranteed to live long in the memory of all who dock here and explore.

Sightseeing in Ilulissat

A great range of exhilarating activities are on offer across the city of Ilulissat and in the neighbouring regions of Greenland. Dog sledding is a particularly important part of life in the area and therefore an essential excursion for visiting tourists. Lucky guests will witness the marvellous sight that is the Arctic Palerfik, the final ceremonial dog sled trip in Ilulissat. Other fun-filled excursions and activities include sailing, ice cap tours, hiking, Arctic orienteering and Kaffemik, a friendly local coffee gathering where tourists can chat to and get to know local people.

Ilulissat Ice Fjord

The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is a spectacular and picturesque natural landmark and one of the area’s main tourist attractions. The ice fjord is located about 35 kilometres from the city centre of Ilulissat and is recognised as one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, increasing in speed every year due to global warming. The fjord reaches a depth of around 500 metre and unloads many icebergs into the ocean. It is easily accessible by boat or on foot and intrepid visitors are rewarded with some of the most spectacular views anywhere in Greenland.

Museums

Ilulissat is home to two fascinating museum, which delve into the region’s long and interesting history and culture. The Ilulissat Museum celebrates the life and achievements of renowned explorer Knud Rasmussen, whilst the Inuit Art Museum features a range of wonderful artwork from Greenland, Denmark and the Faroe Islands.  

Icebergs

A number of majestic icebergs can be observed when looking out over the coast into the oceans adjacent to Ilulissat. These huge icebergs are created as they spill out of the gigantic Ilulissat Ice Fjord into the freezing Atlantic Ocean.

Shopping in Ilulissat

A range of gift shops, supermarkets and workshops are situated in the built-up centre of the city, where tourists can purchase a variety of local souvenirs, arts and crafts as well as general provisions.

Eating Out in Ilulissat

A number of excellent eateries and cosy restaurants can be found around the city of Ilulissat. Many of these establishments will specialise in locally caught seafood dishes, however, many other options are also available, including a wide range of scrumptious international cuisine, sure to satisfy everyone’s tastes. 

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