Disko Island, Icebergs and Eqi Glacier

Experience Disko Island’s glaciers, Disko Bay’s huge icebergs and legendary whales, then further north, Eqi Glacier's deafening calving events. On this trip you’ll experience ice in many forms.

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Tour Description

In our opinion, Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island is one of the most beautiful places in Greenland. Basalt columns and hot springs are evidence of the island’s past volcanic history. The coastal lowlands are renowned for diverse and abundant flora. The mountainous hinterland hosts the Lyngmark Glacier – one of the few places in Greenland where you can try dog sledding in summer.

You’ll travel to the unique Glacier Lodge Eqi – a small community of cabins facing the glacier Eqip Sermia, located just 80 km / 3-5 hours by boat north of Ilulissat.

Ilulissat is Greenland’s 3rd largest city and known as the Iceberg Capital. Admire these ice giants from the comfort of your fjord view room at Hotel Icefiord, located on the waterfront with a view of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ilulissat Icefjord.


  • Icebergs, glaciers and Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Sailing with plenty of opportunity to see whales
  • Possibility for world-class walks along beautiful trails
  • Qeqertarsuaq ‘city’, known for its friendly and accommodating people
  • UNESCO World Heritage Listed destination
  • Bright days and nights thanks to the Midnight sun
  • Disko Bay's most sought after destination: Glacier Lodge Eqi
  • Experience the contrast between a ‘big city’ and a settlement in Greenland


Day 1. Copenhagen - Ilulissat via Kangerlussuaq
From Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq the flight time is approx. 4 hours and 40 minutes. In Kangerlussuaq you switch to a smaller domestic flight which takes you to Ilulissat.

Day 2. Ilulissat - Qeqertarsuaq
Afternoon departure by Disko Line fast ferry to Qeqertarsuaq, the only ‘city’ on Disko Island. The trip takes about 1½ hours. In Qeqertarsuaq you’ll be staying at Hotel Disko Island.

Day 3. Qeqertarsuaq 
Qeqertarsuaq is made by vulcanic activity, and therefore you will find different landscapes compared to what you will see at the "mainland".  

Day 4. Qeqertarsuaq - Ilulissat
After a few days in paradise (in our opinion), the trip continues to the iceberg capital Ilulissat. Here is also beautiful but in a different way. On arrival in Ilulissat the hotel bus will meet you at the port and take you to Hotel Icefiord for the night.

Day 5. Ilulissat - Glacier Lodge Eqi
Morning cruise of 3-5 hours to Eqi. The boat will drift for about two hours in front of Eqip Sermia glacier, waiting for the ice to calve while you enjoy lunch. You’ll then land at Port Victor for your 2 night stay at Glacier Lodge Eqi.

Day 6. Glacier Lodge Eqi - Ilulissat
The last morning at Glacier Lodge Eqi to enjoy the unique view and go for a walk, before the boat takes you back to Ilulissat in the afternoon.

Day 7. Ilulissat, City Tour and Sermermiut Hiking
The morning is spent with a guide who will show you around Ilulissat. In the afternoon a guide will take you on a beautiful walk to Sermermiut.

Day 8. Ilulissat - Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq
Take your last look at Ilulissat and the icefjord before your short domestic flight to Kangerlussuaq, connecting with a trans-Atlantic flight to Copenhagen.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Copenhagen - Ilulissat via Kangerlussuaq

It takes about 4 hours and 40 minutes to fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland’s main gateway. In Kangerlussuaq you change to a domestic flight heading to Ilulissat.

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Beautifully situated in the archipelago on the edge of Disko Bay, lies Greenland's 5th largest city, Aasiaat. Aasiaat is located in the south west corner of Disko Bay on an island. With approx. 3,100 inhabitants, it’s Greenland's 5th largest city.

Day 2. Ilulissat - Qeqertarsuaq

Departure from Ilulissat to Qeqertarsuaq by fast ferry (1½ hours) across Disko Bay. You’ll be staying 2 nights at Hotel Disko Island.
In our opinion, Qeqertarsuaq is one of the most beautiful places in Greenland. Glacier covered basalt mountains dominate the hinterland, but on the coast you’ll find an abundance of flora, with angelica being one of the most prominent.
Qeqertarsuaq means "big island" and it is by far the largest off the coast of Greenland. There is only one town and a small settlement. The rest of the island is raw and impressive nature.
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Qeqertarsuaq - things to do...

Qeqertarsuaq was founded in 1773 as a whaling station. The city has 850 inhabitants and is beautifully situated overlooking Disko Bay. You can travel to Qeqertarsuaq from both Ilulissat and Aasiaat.

Day 3. Qeqertarsuaq

Today is at leisure, but if you’re fit enough, we recommend a guided tour to Lyngmark Glacier. Go kayaking or visit our sauna placed right on the beach with view to icebergs - a dip in the sea, among icebergs will give you a fresh touch of Greenland.
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Day 4. Qeqertarsuaq - Ilulissat

The trip continues to the iceberg capital Ilulissat. On arrival in Ilulissat you’ll be transferred by Hotel Icefiord's bus to your home for the next 2 nights. The hotel has a good restaurant, but if you’d like something different, Ilulissat has a variety of cafes and restaurants offering burgers, Thai food and fine dining.
Ilulissat Icefjord was admitted to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2004, and was one of the first areas in the Arctic to be placed on the list. Although protected, we have special permits to sail among the icebergs and conduct helicopter tours.
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Day 5. Ilulissat - Glacier Lodge Eqi

Early morning departure by boat to the calving glacier Eqi, a journey of about 3-5 hours. The boat will be positioned a safe distance in front of the glacier so you can hopefully witness a calving. Lunch is served on board. Early afternoon you’ll arrive at Glacier Lodge Eqi where you’ll be accommodated in a comfortable cottage with beautiful views of the calving glacier.
The stay is ‘all inclusive’, which means breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. There are no shops so no possibility to buy anything, but of course you can bring drinks or snacks from Ilulissat if you wish.
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Day 6. Glacier Lodge Eqi - Ilulissat

Breakfast and lunch are served at Glacier Lodge Eqi. For those who wish, after breakfast there is a beautiful hike to the glacial moraine. Walk past the lagoon to the front of the glacier and bring your lunch sandwich from Café Victor. Enjoy your little picnic seated in the front row at the old edge of the moraine, overlooking the deep ice slopes of the glacier. The hiking trip typically takes about 4 hours, returning to Glacier Lodge Eqi in time for the cruise back to Ilulissat. The boat departs Eqi at 14:00 hrs (2 pm), with arrival in Ilulissat around 19:00 hrs (7 pm). Two more nights at Hotel Icefiord.
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Ilulissat - enourmouse icebergs

For many enthusiasts, Ilulissat (formally Jakobshavn) is considered “the Navel of the World” when discussing travel to Greenland.

Day 7. Ilulissat - City Tour and Sermermiut Hiking

Breakfast while admiring the beautiful view of the icefjord.
This morning you’ll take a guided city walk to gain insight into everyday life and a little about local history, nature and of course the fishing industry.

Afternoon guided hike to the old Inuit settlement Sermermiut, overlooking the icefjord mouth. Beautifully situated on the outskirts of Ilulissat, the hike is about 5 km and reasonably easy.
UNESCO’s addition of Ilulissat Icefjord and Sermermiut to its World Heritage List has had a significant positive impact to the region. Your guide will explain what UNESCO conservation means and why it’s so important.
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Day 8. Ilulissat - Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq

The day begins with breakfast at the hotel and a last look at Ilulissat and the icefjord, before your short flight to Kangerlussuaq. In Kangerlussuaq you’ll board Air Greenland’s Airbus for your flight to Copenhagen.
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As we say in Greenlandic, Takuss' - see you later!

NOTE! – Would you like to extend the journey?

If you would like more days to fully explore and experience our wonderful part of the world, we have excellent knowledge of Greenland and can tailor an itinerary according to your wishes. Please contact us for information.

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Price and Practical Info

Price Includes

  • Flights Copenhagen (Denmark, Europe) - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) - Ilulissat (Greenland) incl. taxes
  • Flights Ilulissat (Greenland) - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) - Copenhagen (Denmark, Europe) incl. taxes
  • 4 nights at Hotel Icefiord, Ilulissat in shared double room incl. breakfast
  • 2 nights at Hotel Disko Island, Qeqertarsuaq in shared double room incl. breakfast
  • 1 nights at Glacier Lodge Eqi, in shared 2-person standard cabin incl. full board (start and finish with lunch)
  • Transport from / to airport and hotel (Ilulissat)
  • Sailing: Ilulissat-Qeqertarsuaq-Ilulissat-Eqi-Ilulissat
  • Excursions in Ilulissat: City Tour and Walk to Sermermiut
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • All taxes and charges

Price Excludes

  • Meals, except breakfast, meals at Glacier Lodge Eqi and meals on the Atlantic flight
  • Excursions, except those specifically mentioned in “Price Includes”
  • Tour guide (this trip is on your own)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Single room supplement / cabin allowance, 6,400 DKK. However, this is not possible in Eqi

Please note: The price of this trip is a base-level estimate, calculated on a certain category of seat on the flights and room / cabin category of accommodation. The actual price for your travel date may differ, according to availability at the time of booking. Please confirm with us any possible surcharges at the time of making your booking.

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Included meals are marked with B (breakfast), L (lunch), D (dinner) on each day.
If meals are not included, these are marked with -.
On Air Greenland flights between Denmark and Greenland, free meals and drinks are served on board. On domestic flights in Greenland, a cup of coffee and a biscuit is typically served.


Access to Electricity

It’s possible to charge digital camera batteries at the hotels (with your own charger). However, access to electricity cannot be offered while staying at Glacier Lodge Eqi, as electricity is only produced for short periods during the day by a generator.

We recommend you bring extra batteries (charged) for the nights in Eqi.

Mobile Phone

Mobile phone coverage is sparse during this trip, so there will only be limited opportunities to use your phone.


The programme is subject to change without notice. A trip like this is dependent on good weather. There may therefore be some changes in the programme. Delays and cancellations may occur, especially in air and ship transportation.
No compensation is granted for the first 24 hours of delay or travel changes due to external circumstances. We will strive to reduce the disruption as much as possible and endeavour to provide an alternative programme or fill in the additional waiting time.

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* Your flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Greenland departs in the morning, so we recommend you arrive Copenhagen the day before your tour commences. Earliest departure date from Copenhagen:
* Your flight from Greenland to Copenhagen, Denmark arrives in the evening, so we recommend you stay overnight in Copenhagen after you arrive back from your tour. Latest return date to Copenhagen:

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