The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
The Calving Glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

The calving glacier Eqi & Paakitsoq tour is the same tour as "Eqi- Calving Glacier" but with two extra hours. The extra hours let you get a bigger chance of seeing the glacier calve. In this time we will also sail by the Paakitsoq area, where there is a great possibility to see whales.

How close to the glacier we get depends on the pack ice, but nonetheless it is a magnificent sight. On the way to the glacier, there will be chances to stop for pictures of icebergs of your liking. If you prefer a specific spot for the location of where you want to eat lunch, this is possible. The main thing is to make this a tour special for you.

The location of the glacier is 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat. Millions of tiny air bubbles with compressed air are cracking in huge explosions – forced in the fiord by the ever floating ice stream. Eqi is one of the few places where it is possible to experience a calving glacier at close range, as conditions allow to get close to the glacier. Of course, at a safe distance where you can see and hear the spectacular scenario.

The journey begins with a heading north of town, up through the Ataa fjord surrounded by mesmerizing mountains, and at the last headland you will get the first glimpse of the Eqi Glacier. It is difficult to understand that the glacier front is 4 km wide. But the closer you get to the glacier, the understanding of how vast and magneficent greenlandic nature really is.

Many say that this trip to the Eqi glacier is one of their highlights from the trip to Greenland.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Watching, Iceberg Watching, Sailing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Highlights: Ilulissat Icefjord, Ilulissat
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible

Ilulissat: We arrange pick-up at two points at the harbor. On the Southside close to Tankeraq or at the Tourist Ponton on the Northside. See picture in description!
Included:
  • Experienced guide

  • Coffee and the

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and footwear


Good to know:

If you are going on an excursion it is highly recommended to bring both camera and binoculars. It is also advisable to bring warm clothes that are suitable for the weather. A neck warmer and gloves is always good. It is possible to bring your own food, but save the trouble and order a sandwich or a lunch plate in the booking process. When taking a tour in Greenland, make sure to check the weather forecast.

NOTICE: Terms and conditions, can be found in the tour suppliers description.



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