Cruises from Ilulissat
Ilulissat (the Kalaallisut word for "Icebergs"), the third largest settlement in Greenland, is located on its west coast 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is a most popular tourist destination in Greenland on account of its proximity to the picturesque Ilulissat Ice fjord 3km to the south, named a World Heritage Site in 2004. Giant icebergs calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier flow into Disco Bay thence David Strait, and ships have to navigate between these mountains of ice. The Ilulissat Icefjord is the same area as 66,000 football fields, up to 6 km wide and approximately 55 km long.