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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
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

1. Try and get a room upstairs so you do not have to listen to all the people walking upstairs. 2. Food is pretty good. Service is a little slow but this town has it's own slow pace. 3. Nothing is free in Geeenland, especially WiFi. Plan on bringing some money if you need to stay connected. 4. Mosquitos are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to Greenland in Summer, meaning we had 24/7 sun (end of June). We kept staring at the Icefjords from our hotel window, the view kept changing as the Ice moved and the sun light changed - so we made sure we didn't miss out on them! We were doing several tours by day-time, so we thought we could... More

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Valby, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

For many years I was reluctant to go to Greenland - too expensive and so many other countries to visit with a warmer climate. Then, this year in March I got the opportunity to visit Ilulissat on a conference and I was stunned! Such a beautiful place, what a great nature. As a Dane, when you are there you can't... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love icebergs/fjords and I have been to Alaska, Antarctica, Iceland, New Zealand and Patagonia, and I can tell you that Ilulissat is just as beautiful as Antarctica. the light and color of the icebergs has a different quality, and very interesting formations. Don't miss it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You need to be there to be amazed. Photos and movies cannot do.justice to what you will see by being there. Join a cruise to the Icebergs and also at least a hike. The changing scenery is simply out of this world.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Greenland Tours (and several other operators) offer a midnight cruise in the summer months from Ilulissat to the Ilulissant Icefjord. It's a UNCESCO World Heritage Site, and deservedly so. It's an absolutely stunning experience to sail amongst these gigantic icebergs. The Ilulissat Icefjord produces more ice than any other outside of Antarctica, so it is a spectacle not to be... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Well, it seems rather crazy to take a boat tour in -30 (it was the case for us), but believe me it absolutely makes sense to do so. A lot of very strong immersions, many beautiful views, which you will not see anywhere else. Do take the tour, but for sure you should be very well dress. Hot drinks will... More

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Ilulissat, Greenland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fantastic views over the most ice producing glazier in the Northern Hemisphere! See it before it dies.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Frankly astonishing and something you will not experience anywhere else on the Planet. Go on the boat trip to get to see them close up, however the walks are also fabulous

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Ilulissat Icefjord is the most beautiful place I've ever seen!!! From the first view from the air upon landing to Ilulissat that was unbelievable, to the second from the yellow hiking trail we took just outside the Ilulissat powerplant. Third was during the dogsledding tour on a early cold March morning, to the fourth on an old fishing boat that... More

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