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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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  • This place.. Words cannot describe it, but I'll do my best: if you enjoy surreal landscapes of ice, sea and snow, of pink peachy skies contrasted with the stark white and blue of the icebergs, surroun...  more »
  • It is an absolutely fantastic film especially when the sun shines on the icebergs, I love these beautiful areas and are therefore also very excited about Alaska and Svalbard
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  • Is well underway in the process of our lives to distant countries around the world help us görmemizde Fest tourism agency went to Greenland in June with a past. We flew from Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq from Istanbul ' a. That evening we moved and the MS FRAM ship Greenland North West Coast fjords and Islands and lasted 11 days between Sisimut, Qeqertarsuaq, Uummannaq, Ukkusissat, Illorsuit, Upernavik, Qullissat, Equip ' including the Itilleq Sermia, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, resulting in a wondrous journey. The MS FRAM ship 200 passenger capacity, extremely stylish, one-floor living-dining, reflect in the meeting rooms is completely transparent and open. Special designed diaphagm comfortable. This will make the trip on the ship taking the difference a little fee of N instead of U type I suggest them to quarters. Because I think only two year Greenland a ship travel, and the magnificent views over this because the Sun the enjoyment of lomboza more than a large window can be compared. Greenland area two million two hundred thousand square kilometers so Türkiyemizinkinin three times, the population of 57000, so ours is less than 1400 a. The population of 3000 people in the capital Nuuk. Usually at night when we go to and from the settlements on the beach Hill consists of colorful painted houses settled. Exquisite appearance, Population is usually 150 to 80 people. Each has a fuel tank, according to the population size has a general store and school. Although that a municipality's colourful houses, there's no one there. I used to be a quarry, closed, the owners are left. Changing activities planned at every stop. Exiting the coast and participate in six-man boats. But I feel that these are at the beginning of the first meeting with the local people. The majority of the population at one time Sibiryadan Lnupiat have Hijra. They say, we are meeting to come aboard, songs, scenes, to guests in their homes, demonstrations, kids ' cute. ... it's not like we'd forget. Some of the latter as a sculptor of nature high from our ship, the vote, folds and shapes dürdüğü impersonating the icecaps trips with boots. Or on the beach approached by exiting northbound buses covered in ice zones. All that aside, it does not make those matters without pointing: Grönlandda you do not see the tree. Wind did not allow elevation of the trees. But there are an incredibly beautiful natural riches. A very high suicide rate. Maybe it's the only source of income of the country's tenhalığından, the fishing industry of the fact that, who knows? There is also a plethora of mosquitoes in some areas. Such a cold country, sea water temperature in our we type in zones 6, towards the North-1 as it was, under the circumstances, we couldn't imagine that much can live flies. Miscellaneous seyahatlerimizden a very different nature and the human environment, which enables us to perform a journey in comfortable circumstances Fest ' e and in all respects perfect trip our guide we express our thanks to İlknur Erk.
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