Ilulissat – the main town of Disko Bay
Ilulissat is the main town in Disko Bay. The name Ilulissat means “icebergs” in Greenlandic, and these gigantic icebergs are the reason most people come here. You will find the town itself beautifully located right on the coast and close to the edge of the Ice Fjord, so no matter where you are, the view is fantastic.
Ilulissat Ice Fjord itself is within walking distance of the town. Ilulissat Ice Fjord was the first place in Greenland to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and you will quickly understand why. Ilulissat is a very good starting point for a visit to Disko Bay and most of our package tours to the west coast include Ilulissat in the itinerary.
Qeqertarsuaq – the green (former) volcanic island
Qeqertarsuaq is also known as the Disco Island, and the Greenlandic name is the name of both the island and the main town, which lies on the southern coast of the island. The island of Qeqertarsuaq differs markedly from the rest of Greenland, as it consists of volcanic rocks, whereas the rest of Greenland consists of bedrock. This makes the island especially lush, although you also experience a lot of brown basalt mountains and rock formations. The island seems almost magical in its beauty and with its distinctive landscape, where you walk between rock formations in all kinds of shapes, rising from the ground.
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