The Illulissat of Jakobshavn Glacier and Ice Fjord

The Illulissat of Jakobshavn Glacier and Ice Fjord

Cruising your expedition Zodiac toward the world heritage-listed Jakobshavn Ice Fjord past infinitely varied, monumental iceberg and wall forms is one way to ‘clear the pipes’, free your mind and feel alive. But stepping ashore the mighty glacier feeding the fjord is to experience the earth’s processes at its most primal; the ice shudders, groans and cleaves off to crash into the berg-chocked fjord. The glacier on the west coast of Greenland is one of the most prolifically calving glaciers in the world, travelling some thirteen metres daily and creating a natural panorama worthy of the gods. Coupled with an exploration of the aptly named community of Illulissat (‘icebergs’ in Greenlandic) lying beside it, a walk here is stirring stuff indeed.

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