Eqi Glacier Tour
Experience the magnificent Eqi glacier up close
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, and we offer both a morning tour and an evening tour. 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.
Six-hour tour to Eqi and back
Appr. two hours in front of the glacier
Experienced and knowledgeable captain and guide
Meal and drinks
Time of departure and arrival:
Ready time: 07.45 & 14.15
Departure: 08:00 & 14.30
Arrival: 14:00 & 20:30