Aug 31, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer
Ten percent of the ice cast off of the Greenland Ice sheet comes from the Jacobshavn Glacier, 75 km’s east of Ilulissat at the head to Isfjord (Icefjord). If there’s a “hot” spot for tourism in Greenland, Ilulissat would hold that title, and it’s the impressive accumulation of seriously massive icebergs at the entrance to this fjord that put Ilulissat in the spotlight. So much so that the fjord, and the tundra draped glacial landscape around it, has been established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Truly only unique cultural and natural sights achieve this designation. Well, today would be dedicated to ice and the story it’s told on the land that surrounds it. Presently, as it has in the past, Ilulissat is one of Greenland’s busiest fishing ports and still thrives today in that vain.
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