Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Not for nothing is Ilulissat Greenland's most popular tourist destination. Just behind the town lies Ilulissat Icefjord and not far up the fjord lies the ice machine, the glaciar Serme Kujalleq. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most active glaciers in the world. Each year over 35 cubic kilometres of ice calve from the glaciar making it the most active glaciar in North America. It is this phenomenal flow of ice that makes Ilulissat a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Many of us saw Icefjord and the spectacular icebergs in two ways during our stay in Ilulissat. There is a very easy hike from town that ends with a really amazing view of the icebergs grounded near the end of the fjord. The other option is to take one of the boat excursions to see the icebergs from the water. Both options are highly recommended. On the boat excursion we even saw two humpback whales!!!