Daytour to Eqi Glacier | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

5.0 / 51 Reviews
Tour Type
Day Tour
Available
June - September
Duration
6 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Start town
Ilulissat
Description
Included
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Experience one of the most active glaciers in Greenland on this full-day excursion to Eqip Sermia - the Eqi Glacier.

Leaving Ilulissat, we will sail ~80km north along the coastline, passing the small settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay, the huge fjord system of Pakitsoq, and through the Ataa Straight lined with tall mountains to arrive at our destination. This journey is beautiful on its own, but along the way, we may be lucky and experience whales and seals, animals which are an important part of the Greenlandic oceanic wildlife.

The Eqi Glacier is about 5km wide and known as “The Calving Glacier”. We get as close as possible (ice conditions and safety dependent) before turning off the engines and sitting back to watch. Usually, we don’t have to wait long before we start to see chunks of the glacier face break off and fall into the fjord. Occasionally a larger chunk will fall - a real highlight! Just make sure you are sitting down or hanging onto the railing when the resulting wave reaches the boat!

You are almost guaranteed to see some activity during the ~2 hours we spend in front of the glacier face. Listening to the crack of the ice and trying to figure out which bit may fall off next is half the fun, and we have plenty of time for pictures and to enjoy our delicious packed lunch.

Make sure you dress very warmly for this tour, regardless of which month you are visiting. Although you can retreat into our heated cabin, the best views are from the outer decks and you will want to spend as much time out there as possible.

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Activities

Boat Tour

Glacier Views

Iceberg Views

Attractions

Eqi Glacier

1 review for Daytour to Eqi Glacier | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

  1. Borge Petersen (verified owner)

    The trip was a great experience. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The boat was small for 10 people with little legroom for 7 hours as well as space for stranding outside to watch icecliff etc

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