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Ilulissat Icefjord

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Address: Ilulissat, Ilulissat, Greenland
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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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Gruenwald, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is one of the must-be-done activities in Ilulissat. You can join a boat your when you are in the town. Make sure that you have tick clothes and pack a bottle of Hot n' Sweet for your cruise.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

i came by the ship and walk all the way from the pier to this place,it took about 45 minutes but when i see this amazing view, it was worth even for a 1 day walk..... It is just magnificent!!! if i have more time, i will stay there for half day, just to enjoy the view....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This small town is one of the coolest Ive ever seen! The icebergs are the main attraction but the people and the food here are first rate Rent some time with the Illulisat Water Taxi and go see the bergs at night You won't stop taking photos of these huge blocks of ice Whales breaching and ice flowing make for... More 

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