Eqi Glacier Boat Tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Imagine a huge wall of ice in front of you and suddenly you hear something, that most of all resemble an explosion. This scenery could actually be reality and you can experience it if you just come along on this tour to the magnificent Eqi glacier! And do not worry, there are no explosions, it is just huge blocks of ice falling off the moving glacier and turning into icebergs in different shapes and sizes.
With this tour, you will sail out of Ilulissat with a local skipper, that knows this area like his back pocket. Lean back and enjoy the wonderful landscape, icebergs slowly drifting by, and a lot of pure, arctic air. Remember to keep your eyes open at all times, as you never know when a whale will wave its fin at you - in the summer this area is not only enjoyed by tourists but also humpback whales.
You will sail to the north of Ilulissat and carry on 2-3 hours, depending on weather conditions. As you get closer to the glacier, more and more icebergs will fill the sea. All of a sudden you will see the spectacular sight of the wall of ice in front of you. Eqi glacier is one of the active glaciers, that is moving quite a lot, so you might be lucky to catch it calve.
You will have a while in front of the glacier to enjoy the view and take some pictures before heading back to town.
Eqi is a must see when you visit Ilulissat in summer. See the availability by pressing 'Book Now' above and do not hesitate to book your tour.
- Local guide
- Survival suit & Life west
- Small group (max 4 people)
- Tour with a partly open boat
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Snacks and refreshments
- The tour is in a partly open boat, so remember to wear warm clothes. You will be provided with survival suits to keep warm, but it is good to have a hat and scarf to cover your head. Even if the weather is good, it can still be a bit windy at sea.
- The length of the tour can vary a bit depending on weather conditions, but it will minimum be 5 hours. There is space for 4 passengers on the boat.
- Please pick a time for departure even if you're flexible all day
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The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
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