Go explore at the Eqi glacier
Boat trips and overnight stays at the Eqi Glacier are some of our most popular excursions. The trips are arranged in co-operation with our subsidiary World of Greenland. They built the beautifully located, ecological cabin village with a view of the calving glacier at Eqi. Go on a day trip to the glacier or stay for one or a few nights at Glacier Lodge Eqi. The village is open from the middle of June through the middle of September.
You leave Ilulissat in the morning. The boat trip is about 50 miles and duration of the trip is between 2 to 5 hours – depending on the boat you’re traveling with. We always use safe, modern boats to get to the Eqi Glacier. We turn north and follow the coast line. At first, we pass Bredebugt (“Wide Bay”) north of Ilulissat Airport. Then we head for the settlement called Oqaatsut. Thereafter, we cross the large fjord system Pakitsoq, where we might get to spot seals and whales.
Further north, we pass through the Ataa straight, which is surrounded by distinctive, steep mountains full of bird life and waterfalls. Finally we get to the Eqi Glacier. Our boat will be floating in the water in front of the glacier for an hour or two and wait for calving ice. In the meantime, you get to enjoy a lovely lunch on the water.
At about 2:30 pm, our boat arrives at Port Victor, Glacier Lodge Eqi’s ”harbor”. Those who get to stay the night at Glacier Lodge Eqi leave the boat, and everyone else stays on board. Are you on a day trip, you will now return back to Ilulissat following the same route as when you arrived.