Passengers on board a tourist boat in Greenland had a terrifying close call as they tried to escape a massive wave caused by part of a glacier falling into the water.
A video posted to YouTube by Jen Moller, the nephew of the captain. the nephew of the boat owner shows a massive dark wave rushing towards the boat as the driver speeds away in a scary close call.
Before the waves comes rushing towards the boat, large chunks of ice were recorded falling into the water from an iceberg, causing the massive wave.
After the narrow escape, one of the passengers recording the ordeal can be heard saying "Wow. This is the wildest thing I have ever tried in my life."
"I have never been this close to dying before," he continues.
Jen Moller, who posted the video wrote 'A tourist from Australia came to my uncle and asked if she could get a ride to the glacier just north of Ilulissat, Greenland, so he asked me if I wanted to be his translator.I am from another town where glaciers are fairytales, I was as much of a tourist as the Australian tourist, so I decided to join the crew," she said.
"The beautiful scenery was amazing, but the nature doesn't care about anyone. That day almost became our last day."
The scary even occurred at the Ilulossat Icefjord. Ilulissat means "icebergs" in the local Kalaallisut dialect. The area is a popular tourist destination and a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Ilulissat Icefjord contains come of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. Every year, the glacier loses 35 square km of ice, according to The Nation.
Last week another glacier 46 square miles in size, twice the size of Manhattan broke off in Greenland.