In 2004 this famed fjord was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site., since it’s home to one of the fastest and most active glaciers on earth. Researchers studied this inlet for some 250 years and its constant monitoring offered insight and understanding into climate change and ever-shifting geology.
Travelers who venture to this off-the-beaten path destination will find what can only be described as a truly natural wonder. That’s because massive ice sheets, rapid waters and the big booms of calving chunks of glacier are sure to meet them as they step into the chilling scenery and epic frozen landscapes of Kangia Fjord.
The fjord is located in western Greenland and stretches from the Greenland ice sheet to Disko Bay, south of the town of Ilulissant. It is stationed approximately 250 kilometers north of the Artic Circle. In winter months the area is frozen solid, which can make it difficult to navigate.