Glacier Lodge Eqi in Greenland
Glacier Lodge Eqi is located 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat and overlooks the spectacular Eqi glacier on the other side of the fjord. When you are in Ilulissat, you should take a day or two out of your schedule and go up to Glacier Lodge Eqi. Even better: Book your stay at the lodge when booking your trip – as you cannot count on vacancies for walk-ins during summer.
Photo: Visit Greenland
Luxury in the wilderness
Glacier Lodge Eqi is a sustainable project, which has been developed year by year since 2001, aiming at saving CO2 and with great care for the environment. Electricity is solar powered, and all waste is meticulously collected and brought back to Ilulissat.
The camp consists of 15 lodges and is open from around 15 May to 15 September. In total, the lodges hold 52 beds including all extra beds. Usually, our guests book the lodges as regular double rooms. But it is up to you if you want to book a lodge for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people.
At Glacier Lodge Eqi, you can choose whether to stay in one of the newer 'comfort lodges' with a flush lavatory, a shower and floor heating – or if you are up for the more basic conditions of a 'standard lodge' with a wash basin and a lavatory bucket.
The cabins at Glacier Lodge Eqi all consist of a large room and you will get you own cabin when you stay at Glacier Lodge Eqi. You will not be sharing a cabin with other people except your travel companions.
Standard cabins have a double bed and two couches that can be used if you are more than two travelers. Comfort cabins are furnished with a double bed and a sofa. In addition, there is a separate bathroom in the comfort cabins.
All lodges have one thing in common, though: The incredible view of the glacier.
Comfort cabin - Photo: World of Greenland
In connection with the lodges, you will find Café Victor where all guests eat their meals. Despite its location in the middle of nowhere, the kitchen is known for serving great food, and they strive to maintain the standards of a hotel kitchen. Solar power delivers energy for three freezers, fridge, extraction, lighting, water purification, alarms, satellite phone and much more. In the kitchen, skilled chefs use local produce to the greatest possible extent.
Standard cabin - Photo: World of Greenland
Poul Emile Victor's old cabin is located next to Glacier Lodge Eqi. From here, he went on numerous expeditions to the Ice Cap in the years from 1948 to 1953. In general, the place has been popular among many explorers. The conditions for boat entry are good, and the nearest accessible part of the Ice Cap is not overwhelmingly far from the camp, so a lot of expeditions have begun here.
Before Victor, H. J. Rink set out here in 1848, MP Porsild followed suit in 1913 and Alfred Wegener in 1928. Traces of Poul Emile Victor's expeditions are still evident, serving as an important reminder that Arctic nature will not just regenerate like elsewhere on Earth. Up here, we have to take extra good care of nature!
Photo: World of Greenland
From Glacier Lodge Eqi we offer a great range of excursions. You can walk to the edge of the moraine or to the lake behind the camp. Longer hikes to the Ice Cap are also an option, as well as spending the night on the Ice Cap itself in our tent camp.
Guide to Glacier Lodge Eqi
Few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi glacier in the mouth of a fjord, ca. 80 km north of Ilulissat
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