a few words about Ilulissat
Ilulissat is located in the municipality of Qaasuitsup, about halfway up the country's west coast, and about 200 km (120 miles) north of the Arctic Circle. In Greenlandic, the word Ilulissat means icebergs. The town got its name due to its beautiful location at the mouth of the 56 km long ice fjord that is filled with enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere called Sermeq Kujalleq. Due to this spectacular nature, Ilulissat Icefjord was admitted onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2004.
Just a couple of kilometres from Ilulissat it is possible to visit the idyllic Sermermiut valley which is out towards the ice fjord. In 1727 it was Greenland’s biggest settlement and home to more than 250 people. Excavations have subsequently revealed that for thousands of years the beautiful valley has at various times been home to all of the cultures that have lived along the west coast of Greenland.
Photo Credits: Mads Pihl - VisitGreenland