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Ilulissat Icefjord, Ilulissat
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Ilulissat Icefjord is a fjord in western Greenland. Ilulissat Icefjord was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.GeographyThe Ilulissat Icefjord runs west 40km from the Greenland ice sheet to Disko Bay just south of Ilulissat town. At its eastern end is the Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier (Sermeq Kujalleq), the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. The glacier flows at a rate of 20- per day, resulting in around 20 billion tonnes of icebergs calved off and passing out of the fjord every year.Icebergs breaking from the glacier are often so large —up to a kilometer (3,300 ft) in height— that they are too tall to float down the fjord and lie stuck on the bottom of its shallower areas, sometimes for years, until they are broken up by the force of the glacier and icebergs further up the fjord. On breaking up the icebergs emerge into the open sea and initially travel north with ocean currents before turning south and running into the Atlantic Ocean. Larger icebergs typically do not melt until they reach 40-45 degrees north —further south than the United Kingdom and level with New York City.
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  • Walked the trails heading to the ice fjord on the World Heritage list. Been divided into red, blue, and yellow of course, walking first took the two-hour course of yellow then walked about 1 hour red course. Comes into view vast glaciers in the middle is really great. Two-hour little trekking is hard if the Red course see glaciers with shortcuts, so trekking beginner I think. If you have time I wanted to go long haul yellow course. As a side note, which of course no bathroom, so it's toilet paper bring required, local people said.
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  • 從Ilulissat鎮上不消多遠便能抵達健行步道,藍線步道是來Ilulissat不可錯過的景點,登上山頭眼前豁然展開的冰山,視覺美景的震撼令人終身難忘 
  • Very nice ice icebergs with very impress. A 2 hour round trip between one mountain, just only gigantic already. The whales appear among the icebergs. Never forget you.
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