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Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Eqi Glacier: The collapsing glacier

Located two hours by boat north of Ilulissat (about 80 km) the Eqi Glacier is another point where the Greenland ice sheet reaches the sea. The boat route to get there is very beautiful, on one side you go along the coast of Greenland passing next to the village of Oqaatsut, while on the other you can see the large island Disko and then, the Arve-prinsens Ejland in the distance. You then reach a large bay where numerous ice tongues emerge. Here along the coast a waterfall appears almost out of nowhere.

Eqi Glacier is one of the most active in Greenland and it is practically sure that during your visit you will see small and large pieces of ice breaking off the glacier. Due to the particular collapses, they look like ice falls, it is possible for boats to get very close to the glacier front. The collapses of this glacier are very different from those that can be seen, for example, in the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia. The glacier has a front of several kilometers.

If you plan, you can also stay overnight at Glacier Camp Eqi, a wonderful experience that will also allow you to have good hiking opportunities in the area.

Waterfall near the Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Waterfall near the Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Icefall, Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Icefall, Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Boats in the Arctic, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Boats in the Arctic, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
The front of the Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
The front of the Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Whale in Disko Bay, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Whale in Disko Bay, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

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