But when a deadly wall of ice cold water careered towards three vactioners, they nearly lost theirs.
Sat in a small boat on a tour of Greenland's coastline, the group were casually admiring an innocuous-looking iceberg avalanche from a seemingly safe distance.
In seconds that spectacle turned into a tsunami-like wave that nearly engulfed them.
Luckily they managed to take evasive action and get the boat away quick enough to save their lives before their tiny craft capsized.
Jens Moller, who posted a video of the escape on YouTube, explained: '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.
'The beautiful scenery was amazing, but the nature doesn't care about anyone. That day almost became our last day.'
At the end of the video, Moller gasps: 'I've never been this close to dying. I have never been this close to dying before.'