Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Eqi Glacier Tour

Experience the magnificent Eqi glacier up close

Join this tour to the incredible Eqi glacier, one of the biggest calving glaciers in Greenland. We will go in our fast and reliable Targa with limited seats on this half-day tour, where you have to time to enjoy the trip and the glacier itself.

It’s always a breathtaking experience when you approach the Eqi glacier by boat. The four-kilometer wide and 200-meter-tall wall of ice rises between the mountains on the beautiful Greenlandic coast. You can hear and see the massive calvings from far away, as huge chunks of ice break off and hits the water. 

The Eqi glacier, also known as Eqip Sermia in Greenlandic, is located 70 kilometer north of Ilulissat and is one of the largest calving glaciers in all of Greenland. From here, there is easy access to the ice sheet, which is why it was used by some of the first polar explorers in Greenland to study the ice sheet.

The tour is roughly six hours, as we go in our fast Targa. As a result, you have time to do other stuff in the same day. The fast boat also makes it possible for our experienced captain to make as minor detour if we spot whales or other attractions close by. The tour is approximately two hours on the way up, two hours in front of the glacier and two hours back. 

During the tour, our experienced guide will explain about the nature we pass, the glacier itself and the cultural history of the area. 

Our Targa is built for the purpose and has a limited number of seats, making it unique experience to go to the glacier. The boat is equipped with comfortable seats and a flybridge with a great view to all sides. Furthermore, the boat has air condition and a toilet. Coffee, tea, water, and a meal are included.


Destination: Ilulissat
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: 1 of 5
Season: June - September


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