Eqi Glacier (Greenland’s most active Glacier!)

Eqi Glacier Greenland
Eqi Glacier in Greenland

Eqi Glacier (Eqip Sermia in Greenlandic) is one of the most beautiful active glaciers in Greenland. Also known as the Calving Glacier.

Eqi Glacier Facts:

  • Eqip Sermia is the Greenlandic name for the Eqi Glacier. 
  • Eqi Glacier is one of the most active in Greenland.
  • Eqi Glacier is often referred to as the calving glacier as you are almost guaranteed to see small and large pieces of ice breaking off the five km (3 miles) wide glacier.

Read more on Greenland: 15 Awesome Things to do in Ilulissat

Eqi Glacier location

The glacier ocated just 80 km (50 miles) north of Ilulissat, in Disco Bay. 

How to see Eqi Glacier

The glacier is located 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat, and you can only get there by boat. The boat tour is gorgeous in itself. You will go past village of Oqaatsut and further up into the northern parts of Disco Bay.

If you decide to stay overnight in Glacier Camp Eqi, you will have amazing hiking opportunities in the area.

Stay at Glacier Lodge Eqi

For the best views of the glacier I recommend staying at Glacier Lodge Eqi.

There are 15 cabins available located close to Café Victor. From these cabins, you can literally see and hear the calving glacier.

A once in a lifetime experience to stay on the edge of the ice cap where you can see and hear the mighty powers of nature and indulge the beauty of the western coast of Greenland.

Eqi Glacier Tour

If you want to see Eqi Glacier up close it is super easy to do so by boat tour. Tours are available year round.

I recommend this INCREDIBLE 6 hour Eqi Glacier Cruise to really get the most out of your experience.

Eqi Glacier tour
View of the Eqi Glacier in Greenland. Very few places in Greenland are beautiful as this glacier, at 70 km north of Ilulissat, in the Disco Bay. The Eqi is one of the most active glaciers in Greenland

What is Ice Calving?

Ice Calving is when ice chunks break away from the edge of a glacier. It is one of the most magnificent things you will ever witness. Especially if you are lucky enough to be on a boat tour when it happens.

Previous articleIlulissat Icefjord Full Guide (First UNESCO Heritage Site in the Arctic)
Next articleWhere to Stay in Ilulissat Greenland (Best Locations & Hotels)
Hey there! I'm Claire, the founder of avenlylane.com & avenlylanetravel.com. While spending 4 years completely bedridden and miserable from an unexpected illness I decided to begin writing about my past travel adventures and now the rest is history. Thank you so much for visiting the website. I hope you enjoy it!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here