Icebergs are one of the Big Arctic Five experiences in Greenland, and you can see them by the thousands from the air, on land - or in the Ilulissat Icefjord. This beautiful fjord is best experienced from a boat.
A unique experience where you take a closer look at huge mountains of ice
Join a 2-hour tour where we sail to stranded gigantic icebergs in the northern part of the fjord. You can see the structure of the ice, hear the sound and feel the cold streaming out. The icebergs reach up to 100 metres above sea level. These large pieces of ice have broken off from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq. This is one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the fastest (19 metres per day) and most active glaciers in the world, producing approximately 20 billion tons of ice every year. From the Icefjord the icebergs get to open sea just in front of the city of Ilulissat and they start travelling north before turning south and into the Atlantic Ocean. The Ilulissat Icefjord became a UNESCO Word Heritage Site in 2004. The combination of a huge ice-sheet and the dramatic sounds of a fast-moving glacial ice-stream calving into a fjord covered by icebergs makes for a dramatic and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.