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Fjords Nature

Ilulissat

Ilulissat is the third largest settlement in Greenland and situate about 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Illulisat also means "The Icebergs” and is Greenland's most popular tourist destination. At its eastern end is the Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier which is the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. The glacier flows at a rate of 20-35 metres per day, resulting in around 20 billion tonnes of icebergs calved off and passing out of the fjord every year. The Ilulissat Icefjord was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. In the summer, you can catch the "Midnight Cruise" under the midnight sun (end of May - end of July). You can also enjoy activates such ice hiking to the "Ice Fjord," dog sledding and glacier cruises.

Website: www.greenland.com

Narsaq

Narsaq also known as the “Green paradise of Greenland” is a true pearl of beauty in the otherwise extreme arctic nature of Greenland. The waters around the Narsaq peninsula are rich with seals, Salmon, Arctic Char and small whales. Even reindeers are present in this area. Narsaq is also close to Uunartoq which is known for its hot springs and waterfalls. Hiking tours are popular in this area, the Nanortalik hiking route is recommended.

Website: www.greenland-guide.gl/narsaq-tourist

Tasilaq

The town of Tasiilaq, also known by its former name of Ammassalik, lies just south of the Arctic Circle. It is situated on a fjord which is protected from the open sea by a narrow mouth, and the first sight that welcomes arriving guests looking out of the helicopter window is of the many brightly-coloured houses built along the mountainsides. Many international scientific studies and expeditions take place here every year, attracted by traces of dwelling sites from earlier times along the coast and by the fact that this area contains nearly all of Greenland's flora and fauna. Most of the visitors to Greenland's east coast come via Iceland but you can fly by helicopter from other locations in Greenland. There is also a newly built hotel in this area.

Website: www.greenland-guide.gl

Tour of the Ice Cap

This tour is done in a four-wheel drive. After a wild drive to the glaciers of the Ice Cap, you will enjoy a barbeque while leisurely admiring the beautiful world of ice.

Operation period: May - October Duration: 5 hours

 Fee: 685kr (including barbeque costs)

Kangerlussuaq Tourism

Website: www.greenland-guide.gl

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