Ilulissat
Icefjord
Greenland

Ilulissat Icefjord is one of the richest fishing grounds in the North Atlantic

In 2004 the Icefjord was listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage Areas

The glacier at Ilulissat Icefjord is the most productive ice stream in the northern hemisphere

On average it takes the glacier half an hour to produce an amount of ice the equivalent of the annual water consumption on Greenland

During winter dog sledges are used to monitor the World Heritage Area

In Greenlandic "Ilulissat" means icebergs

The World Heritage Area can be visited by helicopter, boat, dog sledge or on foot

Everyone has free access to the World Heritage Area of Ilulissat Icefjord

The glacier at Ilulissat Icefjord is the most explored glacier brook in the world

Ilulissat Icefjord is located just a fifteen minute walk from the city of Ilulissat

The area around the Icefjord has been populated for more than 4000 years

Two of Greenland’s most important archaeological sites are located within the World Heritage Area

Welcome to Ilulissat Icefjord

Ilulissat Icefjord is designated as a protected area of outstanding beauty. Since 2004 it has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This is the official website of Ilulissat Icefjord. It will be updated continually with news and relevant information.

New guide book about The Icefjord

06.11.2013  Tourists, locals and other interested parties have lacked an official, updated, informative guidebook on the World Heritage Site

Popular hiking trails have been upgraded

20.09.2013  Ilulissat Icefjord Office has finished the improvement of the ten kilomenters of hiking trails situated in the World Heritage Area Ilulissat Icefjord.

Ilulissat Icefjord Office moves into new premises

11.07.2013  Ilulissat Icefjord Office has now moved back to Ilulissat Town Hall

Kangia Outreach Day

19.06.2013  Here is the intern of the Icefjord Office Jennifer Bulley from Washington and Lee University, USA reporting on a multinational outreach day hosted by the professors David and Denise Holland from New York University, USA.