Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 200 km (120 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. It is the third-largest settlement in Greenland, after Nuuk and Sisimiut.

The picturesque Ilulissat Icefjord has made Ilulissat Greenland's most popular tourist destination and tourism is now the town's principal industry. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Things to See & Do

* Ilulissat Icefjord
* Icebergs
* Knud Rasmussen's Museum
* Sermeq Kujalleq glacier
* Inuit Art Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 4546 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Port Location – The harbor at nearby Itilleq provides easier access to Igaliku.

Travel Links – Ilulissat Airport is located 2.8 km (1.7 mi) to the northeast of the town center and was built in 1983. It serves Ilulissat with connections to towns in northwestern and midwestern Greenland via Air Greenland.

The Arctic Umiaq ferry links Ilulissat with Sisimiut, Nuuk, and other towns and settlements on the western and southwestern coast of Greenland.

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