Ilulissat Water Safari is owned by locals. We want to show our town in very best way. We are a part of the history of Ilulissat. We are going to tell you about our forfathers, ourselfs and our children.
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshagen, is the municipal seat and largest town of the Avannaata municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350 km (220 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. With the population of 4,541 as of 2013, it is the third-largest city in Greenland, after Nuuk and Sisimiut. The city is home to almost as many sled-dogs as people.
In direct translation, Ilulissat is the Kalaallisut word for "Icebergs". The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has made Ilulissat the most popular tourist destination in Greenland. Tourism is now the town's principal industry. The city neighbours the Ilulissat Icefjord, where there are enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere.
Well, these are the facts everybody tell. Our guides will tell you the unwritten stories from their own life experiences in Ilulissat.