The most popular tourist destination and a concentrated slice of on Greenland is Ilulissat. The Ilulissat Icefjord and the Disko Bay are known for diversity in landscape and wildlife, high quality hotels and culinary experiences. The city is located on Greenland’s west coast and approximately 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. It is the third largest city on Greenland with approx. 4500 inhabitants and no less than 3500 sled dogs! Ilulissat’s main income is from tourism, thanks to the Ilulissat Icefjord. Ilulissat means ‘icebergs’ in Greenlandic and the icefjord has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Amazing nature, dog sledding and cultural exploration await you in this iceberg paradise. Hiking is another must! In the Disko Bay you can also go sailing or kayaking amongst a constant flow of massive icebergs from one of the world’s fastest flowing glaciers. The iceberg that sank Titanic was probably born in Ilulissat. The ‘ups’ of going to Greenland is besides the spectacular scenery to experience the everyday life and local culture of Greenland.
The Ilulissat Airport is 3 km north-east of the city and has connections to other (domestic) cities on Greenland, and to Reykjavik on Iceland. Please note that there is a very limited road network in this country, the means of transport is either by boat or flight.