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Ilulissat Icefjord

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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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Ilulissat, Greenland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk is wonderful. As I was there in winter, I was the only person with the guide from the tourist office. It was so peaceful and quiet.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alexandra006
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We enjoyed our visit here, except we were disappointed in the colors. It's called Greenland, but it's frozen with ice so everything is white. Also, you have to be able to punch your way past all the polar bears, which my husband Frank was able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RubyistheBestEver
Reviewed November 13, 2018

A must do! But, if you are taking this tour in fall/winter be aware that the temperature out in the sea can drop up to 6/7 degrees and when the average temperature on land fluctuates already between -10 and -15 there is really no "warm...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank titwo
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a very easy walk from the town. Even in the snow – although I was lucky that someone had walked it before. The board walk abruptly ends at the location of Sermermiut, and unfortunately I couldn’t find a path to the benches on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

The icefjord completely blew my mind and exceeded all expectations. I have never seen anything like it and am pretty well traveled.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rusty1976
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is must-see for the Disko Bay area: A UNESCO-protected site (the very first in the Arctic!), it's stunningly beautiful AND a very easy hike for people of all fitness levels. I actually saw a man with two canes doing the boardwalk portion of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phillyjanie
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Ilulissat is quite famous and thus very touristy, but if you go early enough then you'll beat the crowds. It is quite a long walk to the viewpoint, but it's an easy walk... Wooden platform all the way (unless you go out on the rocks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Well worth seeing! Worth every cent! I was very impressed and blown away by the beauty of the Fjord.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is probably known as THE sight to see from Ilulissat, and a World Heritage Site to boot - the fjord is absolutely crammed with ice from the glacier at the head of it, trapped there as larger icebergs get held by the shallow mouth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank polarbug
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The icefjord is exactly where the Sermermiut (Old Eskimo Settlement) located. Don't waste your money on tour, just do it yourself. The location is available in Google Maps gps. Walk from Ilulissat town for about 20-30 minutes. This is a must-do activity in Ilulissat. You...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 8, 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
I hope you will love your stay in Ilulissat as much as I did. We stayed in June at the Arctic Hotel during the midnight sun and also as another traveler did can highly recommend the World of Greenland tours. The guides I... More
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Response from LarsSoholm | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure which boat you will be on, but it could be a fisherman's boat. When we were there we had to climb down a latter to get on board. So it could be a bit tricky for you.
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Response from 386pk | Reviewed this property |
I booked flights, accommodation and day trips by myself. It is easy to arrange. The time I went last year, only AirGreenland operated from Copenhagen to Greenland. There were 3 tour companies in Iluslissat and a few... More