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Eqi Encounter

4 days in Disko Bay incl. overnight stay at Eqi glacier huts

from 830.00 €

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Eqi Encounter

4 days in Disko Bay incl. overnight stay at Eqi glacier huts

from 830.00 €

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Ilulissat: Boat tour Ilimanaq (Jun-Sep, 5h, 185€) Ilulissat: Evening iceberg sailing (Jun-Sep, 2.5h, 95€) Ilulissat: Evening kayaking (Jun- 15 Sep, 3h, 220€) Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (Jan-Dec, 2h, 80€) Ilulissat: Sermermiut Hike (Jan-Dec, 2h, 48€)

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Individual tour

Eqi Encounter

Difficulty level : Easy

4 days in Disko Bay incl. overnight stay at Eqi glacier huts

from 830.00 €
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This tour brings you in the amazing area of Eqi glacier, one of the most unique and remote areas in Disko Bay. Starting from Ilulissat by boat, we find our way around the icebergs to the famous Eqi glacier. On the way we pass by icy cathedrals and spaceships that make us feel far away from modern civilization. We will spent two days hiking and enjoying the wilderness before we head back to Ilulissat with plenty of memories that will last a lifetime.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Day at leisure in Ilulissat. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 2:

Ilulissat to Eqi glacier by boat. Optional hike to Eqi Glacier. Night in Eqi.

Day 3:

Morning at leisure. Sailing back to Ilulissat. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 4:

End of the trip in Ilulissat

Prices and dates

Price per person:

Package based on: Double Single
Hostel 830 1080
3* hotel with sea view 1015 1350
4* hotel 1075 1375

Dates:

June 17, 2018 – September 07, 2018 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • sailing from Ilulissat to Eqi glacier
  • one night in a hut at Eqi
  • 4 hour hike Glacier view hike
  • Lunch on boat day 2
  • Full board at Café Victor in Eqi
  • Bedlinen and towels in the Eqi hut
  • two nights in Ilulissat
  • breakfast included in hotel

Options:

Ilulissat: Boat tour Ilimanaq (Jun-Sep, 5h, 185€)
You will sail from Ilulissat to the small settlement of Ilimanaq. On the way you will pass by the great Kangia Icefjord. The view of the fjord is absolutely stunning. You will visit the small settlement of Ilimanaq and learn how people live in such a remote part of the world. In the afternoon you will sail back to Ilulissat, passing by the breathtaking Icefjord once more.

Ilulissat: Evening iceberg sailing (Jun-Sep, 2.5h, 95€)
On a 2,5 hour boat trip you will sail among the gigantic icebergs in Disko Bay in the evening sun. These frozen giants calved from the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, the Sermeq Kujalleq. It annually calves 45km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord. Sailing around the gigantic icebergs in the evening sun is a fantastic experience. Remember to bring warm clothes.

Ilulissat: Evening kayaking (Jun- 15 Sep, 3h, 220€)
In the evening, you go for an impressive kayaking trip among the gigantic icebergs in Disko Bay. The activity consists in kayaking along the coast of Ilulissat, from where you can see big icebergs coming from the Ilulissat Icefjord. You experience this breathtaking scenery in the most natural and traditional way. Just you and your kayak, paddling as Inuits used to so and some still do. Nonetheless all the safety measures are included: the best equipment in the market (clothing that enables you to swim in freezing waters and the most safe and stable kayaks) and if that were not enough, our kayak instructors have the highest qualifications and lots of experience kayaking in Arctic regions (to participate in this trip max height is 2m and weight is 110kg).

Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (Jan-Dec, 2h, 80€)
Today you will head out by boat into Disko Bay and visit the gigantic floating icebergs, so have your cameras locked and loaded. These frozen giants have calved from the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, the Sermeq Kujalleq. It annually calves 35 km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord - a sheer unimaginable amount. If we are lucky we might even spot a whale or two.

Ilulissat: Sermermiut Hike (Jan-Dec, 2h, 48€)
It is a big day today. You came here to see glaciers and icebergs. And you do not mean the small ones, you mean the massive ones. Well, we promise - this is what you are going to see. Standing in front of the enormous Ilulissat Icefjord will make you feel small and humble. An endless amount of ice pushing down from the glacier Sermeq Kujalleq towards the sea, where ice is calving constantly creating those majestic icebergs floating in Disko Bay. Here, at the Ilulissat Icefjord World Heritage Site, we also stop at Sermermiut, an abandoned Inuit settlement, which had been used by Saqqaq, Early Dorset and Thule cultures. Our guide will give you insights of the Inuit culture and will answer your questions.

Minimum age:

8

Bring along:

Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing.

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Ilulissat via Reykjavík/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark. Return flight from 1090 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Day at leisure in Ilulissat

You have the day at leisure to explore Ilulissat on your own, or we can help you book excursions directly on the spot.You will spend the night in Ilulissat.

Day 2: Ilulissat to Eqi Glacier - hiking at Eqi Glacier

You leave Ilulissat early in the morning and sail north of Disko Bay to Eqi Glacier. Very few places in Greenland are as breathtaking as Eqi. On the way you will sail around the most impressive icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere. Before arriving at Eqi, you will sail close the glacier and stay there for about an hour to observe the glacier calving. You arrive at Eqi in the afternoon and continue on an incredible 4 hour guided hike to the glacier moraine, where you have a magnificent view of the glacier. We will hike further up the moraine to where we can look down into the enormous cracks in the glacier only a few meters away from us. We will spend the night in a hut near the glacier.

Day 3: Morning at leisure in Eqi - sailing back to Ilulissat

You will enjoy breakfast at Cafe Victor, where we have a great view of the fjord and the glacier. You will then have the morning at leisure and can visit the house of the French polar researcher, Paul-Emile Victor. After the Second World War, Victor and a team of scientists began exploring the Inlandsis at Eqi. In the afternoon, you will then sail back to Ilulissat where you spend the night.

Day 4: End of trip in Ilulissat

Today you could fly back or combine this trip with a guided tour or another individual trip.

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