"visit the sermeq kujallaq icefjord" Ilulissat Things to Do Tip by hanspeter_W.
Ilulissat Things to Do: 9 reviews and 21 photos
you can visit the icejord easily by foot either by yourself or by guided tour
Sermeq Kujalleq, Ilulissat glacier, is the biggest glacier on the northern hemisphere and
one of the fastest glaciers in the world racing with almost 40 metres a day during
the summer. Approximately one tenth of the ice that comes from the inland ice in all Greenland
comes from this glacier. That is about 35 cubic kilometres of ice every year.
When the glacier has been calving, the enormous icebergs float with the current
towards the mouth of the ice fiord next to Ilulissat. The biggest icebergs get stuck here
on a moraine underneath the water, until they are melted down to be small enough
to pass the low water, which is 200-300 metres deep. Therefore you can always see
the giant icebergs, which works as stops and lets the ice fiord get piled up.
To see the icebergs in Ilulissat is a great experience. The sounds from the creaking
and crashing ice, and the sight of the weird shapes and beautiful colours is a fantastic
Address: above ilulissat
Directions: 1-2 hours walk from ilulissat center