Unesco site Ilulissat Icefiord in the Disco Bay in West Greenland
(foto: huge icebergs at the mouth of Ilulissat Icefiord. Only 30 minutes hike from town)
Ilulissat Icefiord - a UNESCO site in Greenland
Ilulissat Icefiord is probably the most visited and popular attraction in Greenland. This is not only because of it’s obvious beauty but also because it is so easy to reach and excursions to the site by boat, feet or even helicopter are very popular.
Located on the west coast of Greenland, 300 km north of the Arctic Circle in the Disco Bay you find those huge icebergs which are often shown on pictures and on film from Greenland.
The fiord is ca. 60 km long and in the bottom huge icebergs breaks of the Greenland Ice Cap, falls into the stream and is transported to the mouth of the fiord where the very huge icebergs are strand-ed on an underwater morain.
Sermeq Kujalleq, which is also its name, is one of the fastest glaciers in the world. The Ilulissat icefiord has been a UNESCO site since 2004.
The site can be visited all year around both in summer and winter and these huge icebergs are only 30 minutes’ walk from town, although you can see them almost anywhere from the town.