Glacier Lodge Eqi
If you can spend more than one day on a trip to the Eqi Glacier, you should treat yourself one or more days in one of the fifteen cozy cabins at Glacier Lodge Eqi. The cabins lie across the fjord, opposite the Eqi Glacier, which calves almost all the time, and from all cabins, you can both see and hear when the glacier calves. It is very meditative to sit and watch this.
Ilimanaq was a sleepy little village until 2017, where fifteen new cabins gave new life to the village. Do not misunderstand us! It is still a wonderful and quiet settlement with friendly residents, where you can go for coffee and hear about the life of the locals. You live in wonderful cabins, located right on the water’s edge close, just south of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. There are many hiking opportunities in the area, and icebergs float and whales will swim by your terrace!
The Greenland Ice Sheet
The Greenland Ice Sheet is an almost unimaginably large ice cap with a volume you may hardly understand. If it melts, the oceans all over the world will rise by 7 meters! This huge ice cap covers 80 % of Greenland, and it flows into glaciers that give birth Greenland’s well-known and famous icebergs.
The Greenland Ice Sheet can be experienced in many ways. You can stand on the great ice cap in Kangerlussuaq, fly over the ice in a helicopter or a plane, or sail among icebergs in Ilulissat, see a huge glacier calving at Eqi Glacier. Also, you can spend endless hours just looking at all the ice.
Disco Bay stretches from Aasiaat, south of the Disco Island, to the small village of Saqqaq on the Nuussuaq peninsula to the north. You can get all kinds of beautiful experiences in this vast area. The Disco Bay is home to the Disco Island, the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, the Eqi Glacier, the town of Ilulissat, and a handful of other towns and settlements. With all these highlights, Disco Bay forms the framework for most tourist visits to Greenland.
Three locations in Greenland have achieved the status of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These three places are the area around the Ice Ford at Ilulissat, the Inuit hunting area Aasivissuit-Nipisat between Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq, and the Norse and Inuit ruins in South Greenland. You can read more about these areas here.