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Eqi glacier

Eqi Glacier is a glacier located in Greenland, on the east coast of Disko Island. It is a large glacier, approximately 10km long and 2km wide, with a total area of 20 km². The glacier is part of the Greenland ice sheet and is located in the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Eqi Glacier is a calving glacier, meaning that it calves icebergs into the sea. The glacier is retreating at a rate of approximately 2m each year, and the calving rate has increased in recent years. This is due to the effects of global warming, causing the temperature of the ocean to rise, and the glacier to melt.

The Eqi Glacier has been a popular tourist destination for many years. It is possible to take boat trips to the glacier, where visitors can observe the calving of icebergs and the stunning scenery.

The Eqi Glacier has also been the subject of scientific research. In 2008, a team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen conducted a study to measure the glacier's retreat. They found that the glacier had retreated by around 500 meters in the previous decade.

The Eqi Glacier has also been the subject of historical events. In 1869, the explorer Robert Peary became the first person to reach the glacier's summit. In 1906, Knud Rasmussen, a Danish explorer, and his team of Inuit hunters and dog sleds, became the first people to cross the glacier.

Excursion tips for a day in Eqi glacier

As a tourist in Eqi Glacier in Greenland, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Take a guided tour of the glacier – explore the stunning landscape of the glacier and learn about its history and formation.

2. Go kayaking – explore the stunning fjords and the ice-filled waters of the glacier.

3. Hike the surrounding mountains – take in the stunning views of the glacier from above and enjoy a challenging hike.

4. Take a boat trip – explore the nearby islands and spot some of the incredible wildlife that calls this area home.

5. Visit the nearby village – learn about the culture and history of the local Inuit people and sample some of the delicious local cuisine.

6. Take a helicopter ride – get a bird’s eye view of the glacier and its stunning surroundings.

7. Go dog sledding – explore the area on a traditional sled pulled by huskies.

8. Go whale watching – spot some of the incredible whales that live in this area and learn about their behaviour.

9. Visit the nearby glaciers – explore the other glaciers in the area and take in the stunning views.

10. Go fishing – try your hand at fishing in the icy waters of the glacier and take home some fresh seafood.

Experience Eqi glacier with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Eqi glacier. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Eqi glacier

The climate at Eqi Glacier in Greenland is cold and windy throughout the year. In the winter, temperatures drop to -30°C and the area is covered in snow and ice. In the spring, temperatures can reach up to 5°C and there is less snow and ice. In the summer, temperatures can reach up to 10°C but the wind can be strong. In the fall, temperatures drop again, and the area is covered in snow and ice once more. Overall, Eqi Glacier in Greenland has a cold and windy climate all year round.

Cruise weather for Eqi glacier

Our weather forecast for Eqi glacier helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 9.2 °C
min: 5 °C
10.8 m/s
15.1 m/s
97.7 %
19.4 m
67.5 %
996 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 6.4 °C
min: 3.9 °C
10.8 m/s
16.2 m/s
100.0 %
7.1 m
89.2 %
991 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 5.0 °C
min: 1.6 °C
19.1 m/s
40.0 m/s
96.7 %
3.4 m
91.8 %
996 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 7.8 °C
min: -0.6 °C
13.3 m/s
16.6 m/s
64.9 %
22.9 m
52.7 %
996 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 8.8 °C
min: 3.1 °C
9.4 m/s
9.7 m/s
68.4 %
21.9 m
58.7 %
997 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 11.7 °C
min: 3.3 °C
27.0 m/s
38.5 m/s
48.8 %
18.9 m
63.7 %
997 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 5.3 °C
min: 1.4 °C
21.4 m/s
37.7 m/s
61.3 %
13.1 m
77.5 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: -0.7 °C
12.2 m/s
15.1 m/s
3.1 %
24.1 m
53.2 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 8.6 °C
min: 2.4 °C
12.2 m/s
15.1 m/s
5.3 %
23.3 m
48.8 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 8.5 °C
min: 1.8 °C
12.6 m/s
11.9 m/s
80.8 %
21.6 m
53.4 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 7.6 °C
min: 5.3 °C
11.9 m/s
15.1 m/s
92.2 %
15.5 m
78.1 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 9.0 °C
min: 4.9 °C
11.9 m/s
14.4 m/s
83.9 %
8.6 m
82.3 %
1,007 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 8.6 °C
min: 6 °C
33.1 m/s
55.1 m/s
97.9 %
20.7 m
68.1 %
997 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 7.4 °C
min: 5.5 °C
22.0 m/s
43.0 m/s
99.0 %
14.7 m
89.3 %
997 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 7.6 °C
min: 5.2 °C
16.2 m/s
28.8 m/s
88.4 %
5.7 m
91.9 %
993 hPa

Cruises to Eqi glacier

Would you like to travel to Eqi glacier on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Eqi glacier.

Scheduled ship calls in Eqi glacier, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Jul. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 5th 2025 Tuesday, 5th of Aug. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 18th 2025 Monday, 18th of Aug. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 21st 2025 Thursday, 21st of Aug. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 24th 2025 Sunday, 24th of Aug. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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