About Glacier Lodge Eqi
Boat tour to Glacier Lodge Eqi
Your Greenlandic adventure begins here
The Eqi Glacier is located about 80 km north of Ilulissat and it is only accessible by boat or helicopter. When you book a stay at Glacier Lodge Eqi, your experience therefore begins with a unique boat trip from Ilulissat to the Eqi Glacier. The boat trip from Ilulissat to Eqi is not just a matter of transportation. It is where your exclusive stay begins.
On the way we pass tiny settlements, steep fields, beautiful waterfalls and icebergs in incredible shapes and colors. And that is before two glaciers and the enormous Icesheet is in sight. If we are lucky we might even spot seals and whales on the way.
- The boat trip takes approximately 3,5 hour each way.
- A 2-hour lunch stop in front of the glacier is included on the way to Eqi.
- The boat departs Ilulissat in the morning.
- The boat arrives at Glacier Lodge Eqi in the afternoon.
- Arrival in Ilulissat is at dinner time.
- Lunch, coffee/tea and a lecture about the area is included on the way to Eqi
- Afternoon cake and tea and coffee is included on the way back to Ilulissat.
- Transfer from Hotel Arctic or Disko Line Explorer to and from the boat is included.
Follow in the footsteps of a polar explorer
The area that surrounds Glacier Lodge Eqi offers many fascinating experiences.
The French polar explorer and adventurer Paul-Émile Victor had his base right where our lodge is today, and his old expedition hut known as the French hut is still there. Victor went to Eqi in 1948-1953 to make geologically exploration of the Ice Sheet.
On our guided hike to the ice sheet, we follow in the footsteps of Paul-Émile Victor. In some areas you can still see traces from his tracked vehicles, that carried equipment on the ice sheet. On the hike we pass by remains of his transportation cables and tracked vehicles before we walk on the edge of the enormous ice sheet.
There are several hikes in the area, they consist of different length and level of difficulties. If you choose to buy a guided hike, our staff will ensure warm coffee a nice atmosphere and of course tell you lots about the history of the area, and the flora and fauna we pass by.
Are you more into relaxation and well-being? Then try our latest initiative at Glacier Lodge Eqi – sauna with glacier view.
Are you like most, you will also enjoy a quiet afternoon on the terrase, with the great company of your family and friends? We dare to promise, that you need to look far to find more beautiful surroundings to enjoy the presence in.
In other words, there is plenty to experience in Eqi, and we recommend you stay at least 2 nights, if you want to see all that the place has to offer.
At Glacier Lodge Eqi, we are here for you. We love to pamper and surprise you, and our staff are always ready with assistance, good advice and good company. We will ensure the good atmosphere and hope you will visit us in Eqi with an open mind – ready for a real wilderness experience.
The area around Glacier Lodge Eqi offers world-class hiking. But we also offer a UTV tour, where we drive in the tracks of the old polar expeditions into the Ice Sheet.