The town of the icebergs is where my heart belongs <3
I am born and raised in Nuuk, but feel more at home here in Ilulissat! I have been working here for 14 seasons and can´t see myself being anywhere else during the summers. I travel a lot myself but have to return to Ilulissat and "recharge" my heart each summer.
This picture is taken from a flight with Airzafari. It was an amazing tour to Isua glacier!
Ilulissat has a lot to offer, both for locals and for tourists that come from many different places in the world.
In Ilulissat you get what you expect to get on a visit to Greenland, and therefore more than 80% of the tourists in Greenland has Ilulissat as their destination.
We have many excursions. On land, on the sea and from the air.
Kayaking is getting more and more popular, so today there are two operators offering this excursion.
At the beginning of the summer the kayak tours start at 8 pm and during August they start earlier and earlier adjusting the sunset. It is really a beautiful and special tour, to be on the same level as the icebergs.
There are many boat tours, but one of the most popular and sold out tour is the midnight/evening cruise among the icebergs. You can´t visit the town of the icebergs Ilulissat, without sailing among them! This tour is also being adjusted during the summer from starting at 10 pm where you actually get to see the midnight sun while being among the icebergs at midnight.
Besides all the great excursions, Ilulissat also has restaurants, bars and cafées with great views! It´s almost like your coffee or cocktail tastes a bit better out there ;-) You can also take a boat to the nearest two villages to get a village experience with lunch or dinner included.
Even though Ilulissat is the 3rd biggest town in Greenland, it is not big. It is a cute little town with 4500 inhabitants, with fishing as the main industry, while tourism comes as the second biggest.
So just a few minutes away from town you can get to the pure nature, with great hiking trails.
This picture is taken just 10 min walk from my apartment. Just up the hill and you get this "all alone in the world" -feeling.
Not to forget the whales! In summer we have as many whale visitors as tourists ;-)
We mostly see the humpbacks which are more curious and even wave at us sometimes and shows us their tails.
They come all the way from South America, so they actually travel as far as some of the tourists :-)