The excursion is the only way to reach the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is no road or boat access to these areas. This glacier produces more icebergs than any other in the entire northern hemisphere. At 4.3 miles wide and more than half a mile high, Ilulissat Glacier calves about 43 million tons of ice and moves some 165 feet per day. It is amazing to see so much ice and experience the enormous power of nature.
The helicopter takes off from Ilulissat airport and flies, as low as safety and preservation regulations permit, crossing hills, lakes and ice fiords. We land on the mountain Kangia, in the middle of the preserved area, and for half an hour we simply enjoy the magnitude of nature around us.
We then fly above the edge of the glacier and over icebergs in the fiord on our way back to Ilulissat. Some of the largest icebergs become stranded on a submerged moraine just outside town, making for a wonderful finale to the aerial tour.
A helicopter flight alone is a great experience, and combined with the scenery in these surroundings, it becomes an absolutely unforgettable adventure.