Sunday, December 4, 2011

Island of Greenland Tour

Ilulissat, the iceberg, are since 2004 a World Heritage Site.
Its glacier occurs every day twenty million tons of ice.
In Godhaun highlights its original volcanic beach full of icebergs.

Stepping Greenland and scan the horizon is a unique experience. Its natural beauty continues to impress. Travel to this remote place on earth, which still can be visited, is a unique journey (literally). And surprising: you can discover suddenly the crack of the dorsal fin of a whale, marvel at the downward spiral of a glacier over the sea and marvel at a spectacular iceberg entangled in shape and blue colors that are reflected in the sea. On the island of Greenland all depends on ice conditions and weather. So the word that comes from the mouth of the Inuit is immaqua that may or may mean.

A show guaranteed
Kangerlussuag is the gateway to Greenland usual. Some six hundred souls live on the edge of this former military airport. The place is a great lookout of the terrestrial fauna of the Arctic and, above all, the musk ox. Only a couple dozen of these woolly herbivores in the sixties came from Canada, but now graze and roam over the plain fifteen thousand postal Greenland are another.

Sermeq Kujalleq glacier is one of the busiest in the world and moves about 19 meters daily Ilulissat is it the place that will impress the visitor. The iceberg ( Ilulissat in Greenlandic) give name to this spectacular enclave in 2004 also earned the title of World Heritage Site by Unesco. Here the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, one of the busiest in the world, fired hundreds of icebergs at the mouth of the fjord as it moves about 19 meters daily. You can navigate between the blocks of ice with some of the smaller boats that depart port ("Jakobshaun") or the wealthy can enjoy a helicopter tour of some 3,000 Danish kroner. In all cases the performance is guaranteed, as the glacier each day produces twenty million tons of ice.

Basalt Mountain Disko Bay
In Disko Bay, located on the west coast, is concentrated 80% of the inhabitants of Greenland (57,000 h). Sisimuit is the first stop on the tour. With its 5350 inhabitants is the second largest city of Greenland because its port is ice free in winter. Almost all of them are engaged in fishing (factory installed here biggest fish of the island) and is very common to see themselves as logs and fishermen sell their catch to the highest bidder at the port "competing" with the reindeer or seal hunters who pursue the same goal with the meat and skins. Godhaun is the only city in the volcanic island of Disko. Emerge in beautiful surroundings in the foothills of the impressive Basalt Mountains. But perhaps most striking is the original volcanic beach on the shore full of icebergs of all sizes to reach the sea, forming a unique landscape. will have to travel only a few miles to reach Uummaannaq, a city located 590 kilometers north the Arctic Circle in a unique setting dominated by a steep mountain of 1,170 meters with heart-shaped.

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