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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

Disko Bay

Also called Qasigiannguit and is located south of Ilulissat Isfjord (Ice Fjord). It is a completely unspoilt district in a striking natural area and is known as the green heart of Disko Bay. The area is characterised by warm summers (up to 27c) Disco Bay is ideal for hiking in the summer time, with gentle hills, tundra plains, green passes, blue fjords and mountain tops. The dog sled season starts as early as December. From July to October you can enjoy whale spotting.

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

You can check into the Kangerlussuaq hotel without leaving the airport. From here you can book activities such as dog sledding and helicopter rides overlooking the dramatic glaciers.

Address: P.O.Box 1006, DK-3910 Kangerlussuaq

Tel: +299 841180

Fax: +299 841284

Email: kangbook@glv.gl 8

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Website: www.glv.gl

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