Boat Trip to Eqi Glacier – Part 2

After an awe-inspiring morning cruising the glassy water of Ataa Strait, accompanied by marine mammal sightings

we made a brief stop at a cascading waterfall streaming down a rock face

Then proceed to the Eqip Sermia glacier

With the glacier in sight and small freshly calved icebergs floating along the way, the ice-crushing sound becomes nerve-wracking. I begin to worry. Did you know that the Ilulissat ice shelf on the west coast of Greenland is believed to be the most likely place from which the Titanic iceberg originated?

Although our small boat is not an ice-breaker, we are assured by the crew that it can handle the ice and is perfectly safe.

Still I decide it is time to go inside the cabin for our gourmet lunch, which consists of Greenlandic lamb, venison, musk-oxen prepared charcuterie-style, and an assortment of arctic seafood. Frankly, this is the best food I’ve ever had from a boat ride.

We will reach the glacier after lunch.

To be continued…

Note:
World of Greenland organizes Boat trips to Eqi Glacier from June 1st to September 30th. The length of the trip to and from the glacier lasts between 2 – 5 hours each way, depends on the boat used on the given day. The stop in front of the glacier lasts approximately 2 hours. Lunch and refreshments are provided on the boat.

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