Imagine you're standing on crags high above the ocean, the sun feels warm on your face, the wind is playing with your hair, when suddenly the air is split by a gigantic bang, like the sound of a nearby thunderclap. The detonation sound isn't coming from a storm, it orginates at the Eqi Glacier, on which you have a full panorama view.
Welcome to Glacier Lodge Eqi!
Glacier Lodge Eqi was the first in World of Greenland's unique range of lodges. It is placed at the very spot where the French polar explorer Poul-Emilie Victor started his expeditions in 1948 to 1953. Since that time the glacier has receded somewhat, but the panorama and its sounds are certainly not lacking!
There are a total of 15 huts at Glacier Lodge Eqi, and among these are 3 types: Comfort, Standard, and Budget. In Standard and Comfort huts there is room for up to 4 persons, whereas the Budget huts have space for 2. Most book the huts as a normal double room.
Accomodation at Glacier Lodge Eqi comes with full board, which is served at Café Victor - named after the French polar explorer.
- Comfort huts are placed in the first row with a full panoramic view over the bay, and have electricity and heating supplied by solar panels on their rooves. The flushing toilets draws water from the melted water pools close by, as does the bathroom, which also is heated by means of solar energy.
- Standard Huts are basic huts without toilet or electricity, but which are placed close to the Café's toilets, bathing and café area. All huts have a great view on the glacier.
- The Budget hut is our small, cozy hut, which despite it's name haven't been spared anything but the view. The hut is comfortably furnished and well purposed for those who wish to spend their days hiking in the tundra and their nights in a warm bed. The Budget hut has a view on the tundra and partly on the Eqi Glacier. Shared bathrooms and toilets can be found at Café Victor.
You can book your accommodation at Glacier Lodge Eqi right here on this page.
When visiting Glacier Lodge Eqi, you'll first be treated to a boat trip to Eqi, where you'll come right up to the edge of the glacier and experience this calving mass of ice first-hand. Eqi Glacier (Eqip Sermia), along with the the Glacier Lodge, are located some 80 km north of Ilulissat, and it calves so often that most visitors will experience the sound and the sight of this impressive nature scene while there.
In addition, we offer an exciting range of walking tours in the area for those that choose to spend some time here. You can read more about these possibilities here on the site.
We look forward to welcoming you at Glacier Lodge Eqi!