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Glacier Lodge Eqi

Stay and explore at Glacier Lodge Eqi, close to the calving glacier. You will get a fantastic view of the glacier, and the sound of the waves when they hit the coast is magical.

Glacier Lodge Eqi is located 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat and overlooks the magnificent Eqi Glacier across the fjord. Glacier Lodge Eqi is a sustainable project. Since 2001, the camp has been developed year after year to save CO2 and with great care for the environment. From Glacier Camp Eqi, you can go for hikes to the glacier and the Greenland Ice Sheet. You can even stay overnight on the Ice Sheet here.

 

Luxury in the wilderness

Glacier Lodge Eqi consists of 15 cottages and a community house. The camp is open from approximately mid-June to mid-September. In the cabins, there are a total of 52 beds, if all beds are counted. However, our guests usually choose to book the cabins as ordinary double rooms, and it is up to you whether you want to book the cottages for 1, 2, 3, or 4 people. When you stay at Glacier Lodge Eqi, you will have your own cabin. You will not share a cabin with anyone other than your fellow travelers.

At Glacier Lodge Eqi, you can choose whether you want to stay in one of the Comfort Cabins with private bathroom, shower, and heated floors, or whether you want basic conditions in a Standard Cabin with shared bath and toilet facilities. One thing goes for all cabins; they have a fantastic view of the glacier.

The cabins at Glacier Lodge Eqi all consist of one large room. In the standard cabins, you have a double bed and two couches that can be used if you are more than two people. The comfort cabins are furnished with a double bed and a sofa. Also, you have a separate bathroom in the Comfort Cabins.

Electricity is provided by solar cells, and all waste is carefully collected and brought back to Ilulissat.

Café Victor

Café Victor is where you will have your meals. Despite its location “in the middle of nowhere,” the kitchen staff is known for serving really good food, and the chef takes pride in the fact that the food is super-delicious and something you would not expect out here in the wilderness. In the kitchen, skilled chefs use as many Greenlandic ingredients as possible.

Solar cells ensure that there is power for three freezers, a refrigerator, an extractor hood, lights, water purification, alarms, a satellite phone, and much more.

Eqi has great historical significance

Paul-Émile Victor’s old cabin lies next to Glacier Lodge Eqi. From here, the French glaciologist made many expeditions to the Greenland Ice Sheet from 1948 to 1953. The site has been popular for expeditions. It is easy to get here by boat, and it is not that hard to get access to the Ice Sheet. Thus, many scientific expeditions have started here, and you can walk in their footsteps.

In addition to Paul-Émile Victor, H.J. Rink started an expedition here in 1848, M.P. Porsild did it in 1913, and Alfred Wegener in 1928. The tracks of Paul-Émile Victor’s expedition vehicles are still evident, and it is a good reminder that the Arctic nature cannot restore itself in the way nature can restore itself in the rest of the world. In the Arctic, we need to take extra care of nature!

Exciting excursions

Glacier Lodge Eqi offers great excursions. You can go to the edge of the moraine by the glacier, or to the lake that lies in the hills above the camp. You also get the opportunity for longer trips to the Greenland Ice Sheet and, for the really adventurous, it is possible to stay overnight on the ice in a tent camp.

 

Read more about the Eqi Glacier here.

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