The excursion is the only way to reach the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Neither by boat nor foot is it possible to get this close to Ilulissat Icefjord and gigantic Ilulissat Glacier.
The glacier produces more icebergs than any other in the entire northern hemisphere. At seven kilometers wide and more than one kilometer steep, Ilulissat Glacier calves about 43 million tons of ice and moves some 50 m per day. It is amazing to see so much ice and experience the enormous power of nature. The helicopter takes off from Ilulissat airport and flies, as low as safety and preservation regulations permit, crossing hills, lakes and ice fiords. We land on the mountain Kangia, in the middle of the preserved area, and for half an hour we simply enjoy the magnitude of nature around us.
We then fly above the edge of the glacier and over icebergs in the fiord on our way back to Ilulissat. Some of the largest icebergs become stranded on a submerged moraine just outside town, making for a wonderful finale to the aerial tour.
A helicopter flight alone is a great experience, and combined with the scenery in these surroundings it becomes an absolutely unforgettable adventure.