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 are great chances of seeing 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. Our main purpose is to make this a tour special for you.
The location of the glacier is 80 kilometres 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 the conditions allows 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 you 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 magnificent the Greenlandic nature really is improves.
Many say that this trip to the Eqi glacier is one of their highlights from the trip to Greenland.
Reserve your place on this beautiful excursion to get closer to one of the Arctic's biggest wonders, the Eqi glacier, by selecting your date of travel and clicking on Book Now.
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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
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- This is a chartered tour
Terms of service
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We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
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.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".
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