Every city is known for something and Ilulissat is famous for being a true paradise in the midst of the ice. It is no coincidence that its name means “iceberg” in Greenlandic: the largest glacier in the world outside of Antarctica is in this area and it is also likely that the iceberg that sank the Titanic began its journey here.
It is enough to close your eyes for a moment and listen in silence to the noises and echo of the ice as it transforms and moves; to be carried away and immerse yourself in a truly magical and suggestive atmosphere. Thanks to your holiday with MSC Cruises, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greenland. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated in the Kangia fjord, where 3500-year-old archaeological finds have revealed that this was one of the largest sites inhabited by the Inuit Saqqaq and Dorset tribes.
Ilulissat is surrounded by ice sculptures – truly incredible natural works of art to admire – but this place also holds other surprises. Lovers of wild nature can enjoy numerous excursions in the hills or among the ruins of ancientvillages, and, above all, participate in two typical local activities: excursions with sleigh dogs and whale watching. Don’t miss out on driving a sleigh; it is an unforgettable experience that will give you an incredible sense of adventure. The dogs start pulling at their chains with the first snow-fall of every year, and they are more than happy to pull you along the paths that they have been running on for centuries. The boattours, on the other hand, offer the unique opportunity to see the humpback whales that swim close to Ilulissat, and to observe them while they play in their natural habitat.