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Ilulissat, Greenland

Hike the Ilulissat Icefjord by taking the Green Trail to Sermermiut then following the Blue Trail

4.3 Miles Total - Point-to-Point Trail

Originally added by Christine Connell

Hike along the Ilulissat Icefjord and see icebergs from one of the most active glaciers in the world. It's easy to see why Disko Bay is an UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Hike a 6.9km trail starting from the Old Heliport in Ilulissat and ending at the Quarry in Ilulissat.  Luckily, Ilulissat is a very small town and although this hike starts and ends at different points, it's very easy to get back to the main part of town just by looking around when you finish the hike.

From the main part of town, take Kussangajaannguaq to Alanngukasik then make a left on Kuunnguarsuk and keep walking until you reach the Old Heliport.  Here, you will see a large sign with maps of all of the trails around the icefjords.  I recommend taking the 1.4km Green Trail to the Sermermiut viewpoint then switching over to the 5.5km Blue Hiking Trail, which will take you along the icefjords and leave you in the Quarry.  The hike is mostly flat and is relatively easy and well-marked.

This hike is filled with jaw-dropping views of icebergs.  The Green Trail to the viewpoint can get busy (by Greenlandic standards), but once you are on the Blue Hiking Trail, don't expect to see many people.

There are plenty of rocks to sit down and relax on.  It may be a good idea to bring food and have a picnic, as you will likely see some calving.

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