"ilulissat - town near the huge icefjord" Ilulissat by hanspeter_W.

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The iceberg town Ilulissat means icebergs in Greenlandic, and the town has a beautiful location at the mouth of the 56 km long ice fjord that is filled with enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq.

Ilulissat Icefjord
The biggest icebergs end up getting stranded at the mouth of the ice fjord at a depth of 225-250 metres, and they do not work free until the tide is sufficiently high or until they are so eroded that the iceberg’s centre of gravity is altered. In 2004 Ilulissat Icefjord was admitted onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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  • Pros:unique landscape of ice and earth
  • Cons:a bit far
  • Last visit to Ilulissat: Jul 2010
  • Intro Written Jul 15, 2010
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