Ilulissat Board walk

Ilulissat Board walk

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A wooden boardwalk connecting the city of Ilulissat with the icefiord.

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    Ensuring people’s safety while protecting ruins and nature 

    The boardwalk was created to make a safe passage from the city to the icefiord. The boardwalk also protects nature, the fragile arctic tundra, and old Inuit ruins in the landscape..

    Adaptable structure that blends in with nature

    The board walk consists of wooden frames of pine and larch layed directly on the ground, without foundation or pillars. The structure is adaptable, transforming into stairs on steep sections and rocky terrain.

    Key facts

    • Location


    • GPS points

      69°13'0.01" N -51°06'0.00" W

    • Protection Framework

      UNESCO Site

    • Estimated number of visitors a year

      64,752 per year (about 65,000 since the opening in June 2017)

    • High season

    • Low season

    • Project Owner

      Municipal of Avannaata

    • Designer

      Municipal of Avannaata

    • Year of construction


    • Materials

      Pine and larch wood

    • Project budget