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Ilulissat Icefjord

Ilulissat, Ilulissat, Greenland
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Ilulissat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: This massive and fast-moving glacier travels more that 100 feet per day, dropping huge icebergs...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: This massive and fast-moving glacier travels more that 100 feet per day, dropping huge icebergs into its narrow coastal inlets.

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Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visited Ilullisat recently while on a Quark ship, and we had the best part of a day here. I very much enjoyed the boardwalk walk, looking out to see the tiny fisherman's boats amongst the enormous ice bergs, able to have a good look at the tundra vegetation alongside the path, visiting the museum and looking at the colours... More 

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The Netherlands
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is an absolute must when visiting Ilulissat! You can either walk about 45 minutes (great view over the icefjord) or take a boat trip. I too the walk :) The view is really breathtaking - it is truely impossible to descripe it. Go and see for yourself :)

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Vienna, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I had only one afternoon in this town, when our Adventure Canada cruise ship brought us over from northern Canada and along the western coast of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the greatest places in the world to see. The icebergs and glaciers are amazing. We enjoyed walking along the long boardwalk to... More 

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Boolarra South, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We only had a half day here as a shore excursions from our Quark Adventure cruise, but what a lovely town. Very friendly people and dogs

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Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Amazing sight, well worth the hike out of Ilulissat town to get a good view over the fjord. There are several marked paths, including one which is a boardwalk the whole way so there's no need to worry about hiking over rough terrain if unable to. Alternatively, there are some nice short hikes waymarked with painted cairns that will get... More 

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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Spent 2 weeks in and around Ilulissat, the Fjord looked different (nearly) everyday, you could just sit there and watch for hours, while seeing new details! If you've got the time and phisical ability try to do a longer hike, the blue route is nice, but if you've got a map, follow the Fjord for another 10-12 km and pitch... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of my visit to Greenland. It's worth doing all the hikes so as to be able to see the icefiord from multiple angles. If you're lucky it will be good weather and photos will look amazing!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Ilulissat Icefjord is one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites. It is simply fantastic, awesome, huge, endless! We took a 30 minute flight over it, which was worth every cent! A fantastic experience.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are no words to describe how stunning this place is. It is why one goes to Greenland I suppose. Not to be missed

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just save every penny and come here. We stayed at the hotel Arctic, a short walk out of town. Amazing place. Plenty of tours out among the icebergs, to nearby settlements. Easy walk to the Icefjord. Chance to eat whale and seal.

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