Ilulissat is located approximately 300 km north of the Arctic Circle. With the population of less than 5,000 it is the third-largest town in Greenland, after Nuuk and Sisimiut. In direct translation, Ilulissat means "Icebergs". The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has contributed to making Ilulissat the most popular destination in Greenland.