Highlights include a visit to a remote Inuit village on Greenland where travelers learn leather tanning and visit with dog sled teams; Ilulissat
Icefjord, an UNESCO World Heritage Site; Herschel Island in the Yukon Territory (where the Arctic whaling industry once thrived); and when weather conditions permit it, the Northern Lights.
The sole tourist centre is Ilulissat
on the western coast, which has about 4,500 inhabitants and few roads.
Declaration, Arctic Ocean Conference, Ilulissat
, Greenland, 27-29 May 2008, 2, http://www.
Time-lapse video of ice discharge at the front of Jakobshavn Glacier near Ilulissat
The operator is also planning to establish a high-capacity microwave radio chain from Aasiaat to Qasigiannguit and Ilulissat
, and to extend the existing one from Uummannaq to Upernavik.
However, this dynamism cooled off when the five coastal states on the Arctic Ocean (Canada, Denmark, Norway, the Russian Federation, and the United States) met in Greenland and agreed on shared expectations, as expressed in the Ilulissat
Declaration, which included cooperation with other interested parties within the framework of existing legislation (Arctic Ocean Conference, 2008).
Canada and Russia make mirror-image sovereign claims concerning vast waterways atop their respective land masses (the Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route, which forms a substantial part of the Northeast Passage); (269) a "flurry of territorial claims on the Arctic seabed" have been presented to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, which if perfected will substantially reduce what formerly was regarded the Common Heritage of Mankind; (270) in 2008, five circumpolar states issued the Ilulissat
Declaration, (271) which asserts their "unique position" to safeguard issues affecting the Arctic environment.
In the declaration adopted on 28 May 2008 at Ilulissat
(International Legal Materials, 2008: 382), the five States bordering the Arctic Ocean (Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russian Federation, United States) expressed the following position on how international law of the sea applies to Arctic waters:
6 In spite of a recognition by the five coastal Arctic states (Norway, Denmark, Canada, USA and Russia) of the need to use international mechanisms and international law to resolve sovereignty disputes (see 2008 Ilulissat
Declaration), these states, in their discussions of Arctic sovereignty, have not referenced existing international instruments that promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples.
Declaration of May 2008, (423) issued by five
In the Matter of The Companies Acts 1963 to 2013 And In the Matter of Ilulissat
Aviation Limited (In Voluntary Liquidation) Notice is hereby given that the creditors of the above company are required on or before Monday the 9th of March 2015, to send their names and addresses with particulars of their debts or claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors, if any, to Jim Luby, McStay Luby, Dargan House, 21-23 Fenian Street, Dublin 2, the Liquidator of the above companies, and if so required by notice in writing from him, or by their solicitors or personally, to come in and prove their said debts or claims at such time and place as shall be specified in such notice or in default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.
In 1909, Ilulissat
was producing just one or two of these huge icebergs each year.