The Ilulissat Icefjord

The Ilulissat Icefjord is a unique natural area with spectacular experiences for nature lovers.

Ilulissat Icefjord is a fjord in western Greenland, 6 km wide and 55 km long and the northernmost Unesco World Heritage Sites. The Fjord is a collection of icebergs that have calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier one by one.

It takes minutes to pass just a single one, and you will find the diversity of the icebergs incredible. The Sermeq Kujalleq glacier is the fastest and most active glacier in the world with a speed of 40 metres per day.

There is no doubt that this gallery of enormous ice sculptures is a spectacular sight, and you can see them from air, water or land. You will find there is more to see in the Ilulissat Icefjord than the natural beauty. It tells a story of the planet’s history, and it is humbling in a time of climate change debate.

In Golden hour the ice sculptures look very beautiful

Ice looks best during the ‘golden hour’, and in the land of the Midnight Sun, this happens late into the evening. After dinner, take a midnight cruise in the Ilulissat Icefjord and marvel at how the icebergs change from white and blue to shades of orange and red when struck by the Midnight Sun.

In Ilulissat Icefjord the climate change is very visible

Climate change becomes more of a hot topic each day. In the Ilulissat Icefjord, global warming is very visible. The Greenlanders are thankful for the growing interest in an issue that they live with and adapt to constantly.

Visiting the Ilulissat Icefjord is not only about seeing a large calving glacier or a melting iceberg before it is too late - but it is also a unique opportunity to be active in the climate change conversation here at ‘ground zero’, and let your experiences in Greenland inspire your life back home.


Explore nature through activities like dogsledding, hiking, iceberg sightseeing or photo tours are very recommended here.

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  • Lattitude: 69.223017
  • Longitude: -51.096245

Ilulissat Icefjord

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