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Ilulissat Icefjord

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Address: Ilulissat, Ilulissat, Greenland
Phone Number: 3333333333
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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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Other-wordly Beautiful

Hiked the hills around and near the Fiord. Icebergs flowed by in a surreal backdrop. Hard to put into words how amazing this place is!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Linda D
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Sudbury, Canada
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Sudbury, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hiked the hills around and near the Fiord. Icebergs flowed by in a surreal backdrop. Hard to put into words how amazing this place is!

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Thank Linda D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 20-something year old son and I joined 8 other passengers aboard the 24-foot Talik, for a two-hour cruise through the lulissat Icefjord. With about four hours of daylight to work with (we were traveling in January 2016), our captain guided the vessel through ice fields reminiscent of the watery scenes in James Cameron's movie, Titanic. While this was not... More 

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2 Thank ChrisMcNeil
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning scenery. Great possibilities of hiking. Remember sun lotion and moscito protection during the summer.

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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We took a boat ride out to the Icefjord and it was a memorable experience! What a way to start our trip to Greenland! It was amazing seeing the icebergs up close and sailing through chunks of ice! Would highly recommend!

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Carmei-Yosef
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

After a 5 days of boat trip from Narsarsuaq, we arrived to Illulisat and took a Helicopter tour to the Icefjord. Only from air you can see how huge is the Icefjord. It's breathtaking. And when you land and stand on it you realise how small are the people. If you get to Greenland - it's a must!

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Thank 6campo
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The most amazing thing I've ever seen with my own two eyes. Ice calving off of the Greenland Ice Cap, squeezing out through a fiord, and into the open ocean where bergs begin their journey down to the coasts of Newfoundland & Labrador! Absolutely breathtaking.

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Thank Katie M
Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This should be added to your Greenland itinerary if it isn't already included. Plan to spend at least 3 days exploring the area and photographing the icebergs in various light.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Ilulissat is unique in the world. From land, you can hike several trails, including the popular Blue Trail, and hardly see anyone, while getting spectacular views of the bay and icebergs sitting in the bay, some of which seem taller than the surrounding mountains. The walk to the trail passes thousands of Husky and other sled dog hutches (a little... More 

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21 Thank Ken R
Gruenwald, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The best way to do a night cruise among the icebergs in June ore July ,the midnight sun keeps them glowing like pure Gold, they are like big houses by size,you feel very small. Dress yourself warm and waterproof,the summer in Greenland at night very cold.Next day you can fly on the glacier with landing, another magical feeling

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Thank Katalin K
Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Right outside the town there is a UNESCO heritage natural park with three hiking trails. We went on the blue trail which was about 7 km/4.5 miles. Trail starts with a wooden boardwalk and after that is well marked. There's lots of going up and down, some rock crawling, but the views are stunningly beautiful. I guess I have expected... More 

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