Perched at the head of the spectacular Icefjord, Ilulissat is a coastal town that owes much of its fame to the natural ice sculptures that glide by its shore. The distant boom of cracking ice forms the background score to life in Ilulissat, where the icebergs are one of the most prominent features of the snow-clad landscape. Winter marks the start of dog-sledding season in Ilulissat where the sport is nothing short of a deep-seated passion. In Ilulissat, the town's human populace is closely matched by the number of sled dogs that reside here. The Eqip Sermia is another popular attraction nearby, while hiking is a year-round activity that appeals to outdoors enthusiasts. The local culture too is a source of much intrigue, with a thriving culinary scene to boot. With an approximate population of 4,866, Ilulissat is Greenland's third largest town.