Cruises from Eqip Sermia
Eqip Sermia – Eqi Glacier – is located in West Greenland, 70 km north of Ilulissat settlement, and 260 km inside the Arctic Circle. Many visitors view the impressive glacier which has a 3.5 kilometre wide face and is constantly calving icebergs into the sea. The glacier has retreated about three kilometres over the past 100 years. It is possible to get very close to the glacier by boat and watch huge pieces of ice breaking off, though not too close to avoid the resultant small scale tsunamis.
One notable tsunami in July 2014 is well documented. The 900,000 cubic metres of ice falling from the 200 m tall cliff face created initially a 50 m wave that caused havoc on the shallow water across the other side of the sound.