Glacier Lodge Eqi
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Glacier Lodge Eqi is situated with a unique view of the calving glacier Eqip Sermia. We offer different types of comfort levels in our cabins, but what they all have in common is a private terrace with an outstanding view of the glacier. The calvings are enormous and the sight of the icebergs falling into the water is impressive. Our lodge is powered by solar energy. We recommend at least two nights to get the most of your stay.
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Kussangajaannguaq 7, Ilulissat 3952 Greenland
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Ilulissat Airport
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wanderlust_nyc02 wrote a review Aug 2022
New York City, New York25 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for one night in the standard cabin. I had an amazing, unforgettable time and I recommend it for a truly unique experience at the edge of one Greenland’s most notable glaciers.

The boat ride from Ilulissat to Eqi Glacier is magical. Before the boat reaches the dock at Eqi Glacier, it rests at a safe viewing distance for a good amount of time so that all on board can marvel at it and see it calve. The staff explain interesting facts about the Glacier and also point out other notable sights along the way there.

As others have noted, I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE visitors who plan to stay overnight at Glacier Eqi Lodge to pack as light and little as possible because there is a very steep stair case that visitors must climb to reach the camp from dock. It would be incredibly difficult to make this climb if one has to lug large, heavy luggage especially one on wheels. So, again, pack as little as possible for an overnight stay. With that said, if one has ambulatory issues, I might reconsider staying overnight.

The staff were friendly and welcoming.

The food is excellent. At dinner, you are served and it delicious and unique. If you order drinks or anything else extra, you will have to pay in cash so bring a sufficient amount of cash with you. Breakfast was satisfying too.

My standard cabin was clean and comfortable. Standard cabins don’t have electricity or a toilet but it was okay. The shared toilet and shower are a short walk away and are clean.

My only complaint about my cabin is that you can’t view the glacier from the porch seated in the chair. The porch’s wooden planks are too large preventing one to see the glacier clearly sitting down. I think I was in cabin #5. It seems like they are in the process of replacing the wooden planks with thin metal rods instead based on what I see in the other cabins.

Finally, the hike to the moraine the next morning is well worth it. I was a bit worried if I would be able to keep up with my group of about 25 people but it was easier than I had feared. You have to cross a few streams that require a bit of balancing and the last leg of the hike is steep but again, the view of the glacier at the end and the experience are well worth the effort.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Pack as little and light as possible and bring some cash for extras at dinner
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CJBROWN wrote a review Aug 2022
London, England122 contributions105 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are few, if any, places in the world from which you can be lulled to sleep by the sounds of a glacier calving, and trek up to the world's second largest ice sheet to watch moulins, walk over huge moraines scattered with rocks of every different colour and shape, watch Arctic hares and foxes scamper over the landscape and return to view the midnight sun setting over the fjord with the glacier to one side. And all this in luxurious accommodation. So my tip? Stay 2 nights so that you can take the guided ice sheet hike which is an unforgettable 20km day out across the tundra and up to the ice sheet. There's a total of 1,000m ascent and descent (but not all in one go!) so take hiking poles, but it really is the highlight of the stay. The 4 hour moraine tour should also not be missed. I'm not going to post photos because that would spoil the surprise. And please Eqi - make a 'sleep soundscape' of the glacier rumbling... What a glorious memory of this wonderful place.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GlobetrottingSwede wrote a review Aug 2022
Paris, France3,934 contributions380 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unique location overlooking the Eqi glacier, with several types of cabins and even tents for rent.

Good for hiking, either on your own or as part of a guided walk.

Dinner and breakfast are served in the main building, and are surprisingly good considering how remote the lodge is.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book well in advance Go on the glacier hike Stay two nights if you can
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Bettina Fynholt P wrote a review Jul 2023
Goes, The Netherlands38 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is a total 5
De luxe comfort hut a total 5
Activities - 5
Food and beverages - 5

The total experience a 3, because at the moment the location is a construction site with the building of additional comfort huts.
A helicoptor slinging materials making noise measured to 94 dB for 3 hours on day 1 and again on off during several hours on our 2nd day kind of ruined the unique nature experience we had expected and hoped for. Instead it became a unique construction site experience.

As “compensation” guests were offered a free wine arrangement at the value of 250 dkr the first evening and a guides tour, which for many were part of their arrangement already. For the terrible noise om day 2, nothing.
Future profit seems more important than customers, who already paid.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a de luxe comfort hut
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Response from WOG Staff, Other at Glacier Lodge Eqi
Responded 19 Jul 2023
Hi 25bettinap, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. It is true that we have had 3 days this season with some hours of slinging some materials for new cabins 500 meters away from the excisting lodge area. I am very sorry that this has ruined your experience at our beautiful lodge! Glad to hear, however, that you liked the place :) I hope you will reach out to us at info@wog.gl so we together can find a compensation that siuts your experience. Best regards
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Natalie wrote a review Feb 2024
Madrid, Spain50 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most expensive room I have ever paid for (800 Euros per night). HOWEVER, you must consider that this is in the middle of nowhere by the glacier.
I must say it was an unique, a magnificent and a precious stay. Beds are very comfy, the lodge is amazing, the views from all bungalows are stunning. It was just unforgettable.
I really recommend this place. It is break-taking to wake up in the morning and watch the icebergs move around like a slow dance in the bay - I am not exaggerating! And one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever watched.
In this place you can also book excursions to the ice cap, delta and walk around almost freely. The food is delicious and service is amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Be prepared financially, but t is something worth paying for. Take a repellent,
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Aussie2424 wrote a review Aug 2017
Sydney, Australia198 contributions64 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
A few days before taking the tour to Eqi Glacier Lodge – which is run by World of Greenland - I asked my Greenland Travel guide what the landing would be like. I was told twice “the landing in Eqi Lodge is a bit up and down over rocks and about 800m to the lodge”. Whilst waiting outside the World of Greenland office early in the morning for the bus transfer to the boat I was told by a guy who I later discovered was a World of Greenland guide, that it was very steep climb up a mountain for 1km. I had a backpack and hand luggage as I was staying in a standard hut and needed warm clothes to sleep at night. With only about 5 minutes notice I could not repack.

Now I have to make it clear that the Greenland Travel guides are based within the very same office as the World of Greenland guides in Illulissat. But it seems the World of Greenland guides can’t communicate vital information to the Greenland Travel guides. Furthermore there were other guests not on my tour who also took a bit of hand luggage besides a backpack, so obviously the message about the new landing was not given out to many.

No assistance was provided by the staff at Eqi Glacier Lodge either on the way up or down. In fact the day we were leaving it was very slippery due to heavy rain throughout the previous afternoon and night and the lodge manager told me – when I informed her of my concerns going down with my hand luggage – that staff would assist me. But an hour later when I saw her she said staff would not help me! She gave no reason for her about face. Then soon after a staff member said I had to carry my hand luggage to where the rope started on a very steep edge and then staff would assist me. That never happened. One staff member – the manager’s boyfriend – stood and watched me struggle and smiled. But when the new passengers arrived from the ship their hand luggage was placed on the rocks for the new staff to carry up! One passenger who was a large lady struggled with the very steep climb up. I wrote to the managing director of World of Greenland about this, he wrote back saying: “We do not carry luggage for our guests so if anybody has experienced this, it was a mistake. A helpful gesture, but a mistake.”

So in other words good customer service and helping guests is a mistake.

The issue I have is I was given the wrong information about the landing and World of Greenland fail to accept any responsibility for this. It turns out the regular landing which is extremely easy – and accessible by a vehicle - was being repaired for quite some time, but World of Greenland failed to tell tour operators. The landing at present is so dangerous – only very fit people should do it. We had a few elderly people on our tour with only a backpack as they were staying in the heated comfort huts and they were so scared of the landing. The manager said staff would assist a 77 year old lady on the way down – but they just watched on. Guests had to help each other.

One guest said to me, what would be World of Greenland’s liability if someone fell or got injured? We were walking on a cliff face.

But staff do carry items from the landing to café – food and alcohol. Yes a fair bit of alcohol as they can sell it and make more money, for example gin & tonic costs $13 USD, or $8 USD for a beer.

For 2 nights a Comfort Hut costs DKKK 6,095 / 804 Euro / $947 USD / $1,195 AUD, whilst a Standard Hut for 2 nights costs DKK 4,895 / 646 Euro / $760 USD / $959 AUD. I was in a standard hut as the comfort huts were sold out.

The first night the door flung open and I woke frozen; and yes I used the lock on the door which obviously was useless. I told the manager and she said she would have someone look at the door but to remind her if she forgot. Really? Guests have to remind the manager. The next night I slammed the door a bit as I heard nearby cabins do that and it stayed closed all night. I slept in woolen thermals, woolen ski socks and three duvets! In the standard huts there is a gas heater but you can’t leave it on at night because if the flame goes out your room will be full of toxic gas. When the flame went out on day 2 during the day whilst I was sitting in my cabin during light rain, a staff member came and ended up jamming the gas tank into the back of the heater. So when I went to dinner I could not pull it out to turn it off (you can only turn the heater off by the flick switch on the gas tank). Luckily the guest in the cabin next to me came over and assisted, and he had difficulty getting the gas tank out!!!

Whilst I knew I’d have to walk over to the toilet and shower as I stayed in the standard hut, one thing they don’t tell you beforehand is that there are only certain times you are allowed to take a shower. I had no problem with this but it would be good to know beforehand. I heard one lady not on my tour staying in a standard hut refused to go over the very uneven rocks to the toilet at night, she got a bucket and a plastic bag from the staff to use instead.

On two occasions I saw the lodge manager and her boyfriend (a staff member) kissing and smoking just outside the kitchen – which is close to the toilets and showers. The fact they were smoking so close to food is a concern, and in front of guests. This is appalling.

Whilst the food was tasty, it’s what some guests described as “easy to make in bulk portions without much cost”. Meals were buffet and a certain amount was put out obviously to control portions. First night we had soup followed by steak and reindeer risotto. Obviously guests couldn’t see the reindeer so at one point the manager said it was in the risotto – it was speckled throughout in tiny portions you could barely see it. Dessert was a nice pear thing. Next day’s lunch was leftovers!!! That’s right, leftovers – what a rip-off. Pay a fortune to stay there and you get leftovers!!! The manager stood by the lunch buffet and declared that anyone who went on the morning walk was not allowed to eat at the lunch buffet because they got food. I found out later they got a sausage sandwich and muesli bar (the walk is from 9am – 1pm so guests departing can make the boat transfer back). Cheese and musk ox processed meat was added to the buffet. FYI – musk ox is delicious. Second night it was rice with some prawns and some potatoes, cheese and bread. Dessert was only half a blueberry muffin!!! Half, not a whole muffin. It didn’t taste that fresh to be honest, it wasn’t that nice. If you’re a big eater, you won’t be satisfied. And it’s a late dinner, with many guests complaining 7.30pm was far too late.

Whilst the views of Eqi Glacier are wonderful, you can get that wonderful view from the boat trip. My advice, stay on the boat. The very steep and dangerous climb on a cliff face is ridiculous and staff won’t assist guests – that’s how bad customer service is. And you pay a lot of money to freeze in a standard hut where you have to sleep with lots of warm clothes, and you get to eat leftovers for lunch.

Couldn’t wait to leave there, there were others who felt the same.
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Date of stay: July 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Stay in an Illulissat hotel instead and only take the boat trip to this glacier for the day
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Lu ö wrote a review Aug 2017
1 contribution9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a standard cabin for one night, and a 24 hour hike to the icecap (with night in a tent).
The boat ride to Eqi was amazing, a truly stunning experience, and we were provided with a delicious cold lunch.
Upon arriving to my cabin (I booked a standard), I was a bit disappointed to find that it did not look like the ones I had seen in pictures (for instance, there was no sofa, no table, no washbowl, no candles or “decoration”). I wasn’t expecting any luxury, but I suspect I payed for the price of a Standard hut and got a Budget one instead. My cabin was number 6 and was split in two, the guests in number 5 were staying next door and I could hear them as if they were in the same room as me. Inside my cabin, there was a big bed (however, I was only provided with linen for a single bed), and a single bed on the corner. The linen was just left there to make the bed myself, quite uninviting.
After several attempts I couldn’t make the gas heater work, and got some help straight away, which was very nice.

The following day the weather was not good, as it was raining quite a lot. However I was ready for the hike to the ice cap. I was the only one who booked tris trip, so it was only my guide and me. My guide wasn’t excited to go though, and she didn’t make an effort to hide it or being entertaining at all. I was hoping for some information or interesting comments about the area, but she was not talkative towards me and I had to extract the little information I got “in dribs and drabs”, feeling that I was bothering her, and this somehow spoilt the experience for me.

In the afternoon we set up the tent and had our lunch there, but the weather got worse and we were both cold and wet. My guide offered me the possibility of going back to the camp and staying in one of the huts, or wait until the following morning and see if the weather had improved by then. In spite of having daily boat connection to Ilulissat, the staff couldn’t provide with weather forecast information, so I decided to cancel the trip and go down to camp. Upon arriving in cafe Victor, they made me a cup of hot chocolate, which was a very nice gesture. All the guest huts were occupied that day, but they made a place for me at one of the guide’s hut. The guide kindly moved to another place to let me sleep there for the night. I was very cold and had all my clothes soaked, and the guide told me that she was going to see if she could get a gas heater to the hut where I was staying. However she left and never brought a heater, and she never commented about that again. I slept in my cold damp clothes and the hut was very cold during the night. The following morning my clothes were still wet, as I had no place to make them dry. My hiking guide led me a pair of socks of hers, another nice gesture, but a gas heater was something I thought indispensable. At this point I worry about the living conditions of the staff. I found some of them genuinely nice, while some others seemed to be politically correct but ice cold. Overall they only seemed to mingle with the Danish tourists, forgetting about the rest of us non-Danish. I arrived back in Ilulissat in my wet clothes.

I don’t intend to make a harsh review, I’m just stating my experience and what I saw. It took me many months of hard work to be able to afford this experience, and was left with a bittersweet feeling. However this was my personal experience and I wouldn’t doubt to recommend WOG to other people.
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Stine wrote a review Jul 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark43 contributions19 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
As an arctic traveller and nature lover it is absolutely a must to at least stay one night at Ice Camp Eqi. Although if you have the time, then more nights are recommended. Not being disturbed by phone calls, emails, updates on social media or whatsoever that needs cell service or internet is guaranteed during your stay at this camp and surely a feeling everyone should experience. It's not often today we can come to a place as beautiful as Eqi and not being disturbed by the modern world. Here you can unplug and relax, in fact you are forced to unplug. And you are better for it.
Lean back, enjoy nature, listen to the awsome sounds of mother nature, smell the freshness in the air, drink the chilly fresh water, hike, observe the glacier, just be part of the place you're in and melt into the environment.
We've travelled quite a bit in the Arctic and turns out, that the best places always are those where you're far away from civilization and cell service. Only in places like this it is possible to discover what it means to relax and just be.

If you expect luxury and five star service, please do not come here. As the name says, it is a CAMP.
We've been to this camp twice, last year in August and this year in June.
Be aware that it is quite steep and uneven to get from the boat to the huts and café Victor. So it is really a very good idea, to only pack those things you need for the stay in the camp. A backpack is a very good idea. Leave everything else in Ilulissat. Most of the hotels will store the rest of your luggage.
It is your own responsibility to bring the things you need, as for example mosquito repellant and mosquito nets during the mosquito season. Are you traveling north from the Arctic Circle in summer and not able to sleep during the midnight sun, it is always a very good idea to have a sleep mask in your backpack. The glacier is quite close to the camp and is very active. This can create quite a bit of noise so if you are a light sleeper or have trouble sleeping in a somewhat noisy environment it would be a good idea to bring some earplugs. However falling asleep to the sight and sound of the glacier is a truly magical experience!

Both times we stayed in a comfort hut for 2 and and then 3 nights. They are right in front with a great view. They have running water, electricity, floor heating and a bathroom with a shower. The standard huts do not have running water, electricity or a shower, but they have just as amazing a view.
The food at café Victor is very good. Good various breakfast items including scrambled eggs and bacon, dry cereals, cheeses, marmalade and home made bread to name a few. Lunch is fine I suspect. We normally order a bagel lunch the night before and take that hiking with us. Even if you do not want to leave the sight and sound of the glacier the hiking is great. The trails are easy to find if you take the time to look. And you can always ask the staff for information on the various trails or for a paid guided tour. One takes you almost right next to the glacier! Don't forget to bring your camera. The running water in the streams is totally fine to drink and tastes amazing. If only we could get water like that at home.
The young staff are all very smiling, helpful and super service minded and an important part to make our stay unforgettable. Don't be afraid to engage them.
During our stay we were so lucky to see a polar fox, an arctic hare that came right up to us with no fear, Canada goose, a seal that swam by twice a day in the bay in front of the huts and lots of happy mosquitos.
To see a tsunami rolling towards the coast after an enormous calving of the glacier was breathtaking. We were in the lucky position to experience the raw strength and beauty of nature. Respect!
We will come back next year, that's for sure. Do not miss this amazing place.
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Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are staying for more than one night and prefer to have a shower and want to be in first...
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Response from WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at Glacier Lodge Eqi
Responded 31 Aug 2016
Dear Stine & Niels Henrik, Thank you for the words! I will make sure that they get the praise! Regarding the area, it is correct it is a very isolated area, but extremely unique. Hope to see you next year! Regards Jakob Schytz
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Turbogirl25 wrote a review Aug 2016
Canberra, Australia298 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 days here and were lucky enough to stay in one of the 4 Comfort Huts which have their own bathrooms, solar power and running water. They are perched on the cliff top overlooking the glacier and you can sit on the balcony listening to the cracking. It is an awesome experience. The standard huts have no water or electricity and share facilities. There was free tea or coffee with breakfast, but at other meals you had to pay for it which I found a bit steep. At the general briefing when our group arrived the manager identified the 2 vegetarians and onion allergy, so they were aware of all that. However at dinner the chef announced that the soup was French Onion (so no soup for the onion allergy) and the main meal was similarly unsuitable for the vegetarians. This was the only place in our 15 day tour that did not cater for the people with special requirements. You access this camp by boat and have to walk up a very steep incline carrying your bag. I recommend only taking what you need and leaving all your other stuff elsewhere. We did a fabulous hike to the moraine. This took hours and we had to hike through the river, but the view was fabulous.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at Glacier Lodge Eqi
Responded 31 Aug 2016
Dear Turbogirl25, Thank you for the great review. We are sorry that there were no alternatives for the vegetarians and onion allergic. Usually we have this sorted and have alternatives ready. Regarding the price of the meals, comparing to the hotels and considering that it is out in the middle of nowhere it is actually cheap. Both the logistics part of the food and raw material are very expensive. Glad you enjoyed the stay. Best regards. Jakob Schytz
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Katie M wrote a review Aug 2014
New York City, New York160 contributions123 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night in a "comfort hut" which was on the expensive side but very comfortable with running water, a flushing toilet and power to be able to recharge the camera battery it had everything we needed. The view from our hut was incredible and it was possible to sit looking at the view for extended periods, watching the ice fall into the water and taking in the sounds of the glacier. The 80km boat trip up to the camp was pleasant, taking around 4.5 hours to get there. I gather this can vary and that the length of the boat trip depends on which boat they use and weather conditions. My 70 yo mother who suffers from arthritis struggled a little to get up and down the hill as while there are a few steps when you come off the boat, after that you have to clamber over quite steep and rough terrain from the boat to the cafe and between the huts and the cafe, so fitness and agility is something to take into consideration before deciding to stay here. The food was delicious, they have a very talented cook. My daughter and I hiked up to the moraine with a guide which was about a four hour round trip. We live in Switzerland and usually hike about once a month or so, and are moderately fit, but still found some aspects of this hike slightly challenging, but it was certainly manageable and worthwhile as the view at the top was incredible. The guide was pleasant and offered up snippets of interesting information about the glacier and surrounding area, but he was not overly attentive and tended to get well ahead of us, which as there were only three of us, we thought he could have taken a bit more care to guide us particularly when crossing the streams and going up and down the steep paths. In all we had a fabulous 24 hours at Camp Eqi.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Parker L asked a question May 2023
Daniel Island, South Carolina
What is the food like?
Answer from Moho1803
Nuuk, Greenland89 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi Lynda There’s more than one hike... He hike to the glacier is not that hard, and the pace is for everyone. At one point you will have to pass a waterfall, and you will have to walk over some large stones, which can be pretty challenging, but there are people to help, so as long as you’re ready to give it a go, I think it should be possible. My sister and I took a hike to a lake also. We took this one on the arrivalday. It goes up a little steep, but since you walk alone, you can take it in your pace, and the view from up there is absolutely stunning.
Answer from Squirtle70
Milan, Italy200 contributions97 helpful votes
Hi there, 1. we booked it through Greenland travel one year in advance as was difficult to find anything available directly 2. I know there is a camp on the ice cap, 3 hours walk from Eqi Lodge (do not miss the ice cap walk). 3. I don't think it is possible to camp. Contact World of Greenland they will tell you all the options as they are managing the Lodge and have all possible excursions in Ilulissat. Enjoy Greenland
Answer from Aussie2424
Sydney, Australia198 contributions64 helpful votes
HI Kiran I had a small balcony with seats with my standard hut. I had a good view of the glacier. Toilets are normal flush toilets. Three cubicles of toilets i.e. 3 individual toilets, and 2 showers - each is in a cubicle of itself but I found it a challenge to change with the floor being wet. You have daylight 24/7 so you don't need a flashlight to go to the toilet at night. It's a bit of a walk from the standard huts to the toilet especially if you get the furtherest one like I did, but whichever standard hut you get you must be VERY CAREFUL walking to the toilet or cafe - it's all rocks and uneven and you need good hiking shoes whenever you are outside of the huts. If it rains it is EXTREMELY slippery. Because the normal landing was out of order we had an extremely dangerous landing - we were literally walking on the cliff's edge. And the staff DID NOT help at all; they watched passengers struggle. Since your wife has a heart condition you would not want this landing. They were supposed to repair the regular landing before we got there but it wasn't and they had no idea when it would be. If it is fixed keep in mind it could go out of order at any time. Also no power in standard huts and very limited power outlets in the cafe to charge your camera batteries and they are tight on when you can charge your batteries because they need the power to cook.
Answer from moussie_1st
Singapore, Singapore132 contributions26 helpful votes
Booking has to be done via World of Greenland I think. The boat ride to Eqi include an hour stop at the mouth of Eqi Glacier. If in luck, you will get to see calving at a distance of 2 km. The rooms should all include heating. While it is expensive, the experience is definitely worth it. The huts were assembled at Ilulisaat and flew over to Eqi. Hence, i guess the cost.
Natalie wrote a tip Feb 2024
Madrid, Spain50 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared financially, but t is something worth paying for. Take a repellent, "
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LondonWiggies wrote a tip Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom323 contributions225 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do your own research to ensure its right for you"
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Bettina Fynholt P wrote a tip Jul 2023
Goes, The Netherlands38 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a de luxe comfort hut"
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Jan T wrote a tip Sept 2022
Leidschendam, The Netherlands1,411 contribution152 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"'Standard' cabin 11 second row was basic but the view was everything we need."
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GlobetrottingSwede wrote a tip Aug 2022
Paris, France3,934 contributions380 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book well in advance Go on the glacier hike Stay two nights if you can"
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ice Camp Eqi
LOCATION
GreenlandQaasuitsup MunicipalityIlulissat
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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