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.Put Ilulissat Icefjord at the forefront of your travel plans using our Qaasuitsup Municipality vacation route planner.
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Nytårsaften på Grønland i 36 graders kulde. Kan det blive en god oplevelse? Ja! - Når man bor på Hotel Icefjord. Aldrig har vi oplevet så helstøbt perfekt service, som på dette hotel. Vi mødte et pers... more »
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 »
Det er et helt fantastisk skue især når solen skinner på isbjergene, jeg elsker disse skønne områder og er derfor også meget begejstret for Alaska og SvalbardIt 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 SvalbardView original
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