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Ilulissat Harbour

From Openwaterpedia

Ilulissat is a harbour in western Greenland, located approximately 350 km (220 miles) north of the Arctic Circle. With the population of 4,541 as of 2013, it is the third-largest city in Greenland, after Nuuk and Sisimiut. The city is home to almost as many sled-dogs as people.

In direct translation, Ilulissat is the Kalaallisut word for "Icebergs". The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has made Ilulissat the most popular tourist destination in Greenland. Tourism is now the town's principal industry. The city neighbors the Ilulissat Icefjord, where there are enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Jaimie Monahan completed an Ice Mile here on 10 June 2018 in 2.43°C water when she swam 1.10 miles in 29 minutes 40 seconds.

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