Eqi – Calving glacier

Eqi – Calving glacier

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Eqi - Calving glacier


Experience the calving glacier that every day throws many tons of ice in the fjord at Eqi, 80 km 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 both see and hear the spectacular scenario.

The trip goes north from Ilulissat, and up through the beautiful Ataa fiord surrounded by high mountains. When you round the last headland and the Eqi glacier appears – a new world opens up. It is difficult to understand that the glacier front is 4 km wide. But the closer we get to the glacier, the more you will se how big the Greenlandic nature is.

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

DKK 10.500,-
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Period: 1 May – 31 October

The price includes: Coffee and tea


When you are going out on an adventure, it is highly recommended to bring both camera and binoculars. It is also advisable to bring warm clothes. On this boat there is heated cabin, but prepare and bring clothes that keep you warm, when you want to sit outside on the front deck. A neck warmer and glowes is always good.

You are allowed to bring your own food, but it is also possible to order sandwiches or lunch plate, later in the booking process.

  • Warm

  • Footwear

  • Socks

  • Jacket

  • Hat

  • Gloves/Mittens

  • Sun lotion

  • Sun glasses

Attention points!

  • Cabin boat with seatings for all and heating inside

  • 6 passengers

  • Survival suits

  • All in insurance

  • Life jackets

  • Skilled and professionel crew