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Address: Ilulissat, Ilulissat, Greenland
Phone Number: 3333333333
Description: This massive and fast-moving glacier travels more that 100 feet per day...
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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Quite simply, astonishing

Were I to compile bucket-lists, the Illulisat Icefjord would have been at the very top. It is a remarkable sight, awe-inspiring in its form, and absolutely a dramatic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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WInnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Were I to compile bucket-lists, the Illulisat Icefjord would have been at the very top. It is a remarkable sight, awe-inspiring in its form, and absolutely a dramatic experience. Anyone travelling to Greenland shoudl try and make this experience happen!

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

One suspect that the iceberg that sank the Titanic was formed in that bay. ON a cruise in Greenland and Northern Canada, we spent one days in Illulisat. I took a on walk for about 5 hours along the entire coast where the icebergs accumulate and crack before going at sea. I followed the longest path on the map. I... More 

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Noerresundby, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In the birthplace you can drive by dogsled with several dogs in the winter and run all day and enjoy the fresh air, come and discover the

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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