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Greenland Trekking - Artic Circle Trail

Wandelgids Groenland: Trekking in Greenland The Arctic Circle Trail | Cicerone guides

Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten.

Greenland is the largest island on Earth and one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet and the bulk of it lies north of the Arctic Circle. At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland and is an excellent way to experience this unique wilderness.

This guide offers all the information experienced backpackers will need to walk this waymarked route, with its even spread of free huts (and canoes!) along the way.

* includes an optional extension to the ice cap and ascent of two nearby summits
* illustrated with detailed HARVEY map extracts and colour photography
* with town plans of Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq

The Arctic Circle Trail is the longest waymarked trail in Greenland, and runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut – both with airport access. The route traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra. There are excellent opportunities to see animals, birds and wild flowers and enjoy the use of free canoes and simple, free huts for shelter.
Seasons
a summer walk, ideally from mid-June to mid-September, when the tundra is bursting with life; during the long winter, snow and ice, short days and bitter cold are the norm
Centres
start at Kangerlussuaq and finish at Sisimiut - vast empty landscapes inbetween!
Difficulty
not particularly difficult, mostly gently graded, but with a few short, steep, rocky slopes but very remote; trekkers must be completely self-sufficient but basic huts are available at good intervals
Must See
trips to the ice cap; visiting an arctic desert; climbing Sugar Loaf; Kangerlussuaq; Tarajornitsut saline lakes; paddling the lake of Amitsorsuaq; beach at Kangerluatsiarsuaq; views from Iluliumanersuup Portornga; the valley below Nerumaq; the valley of Qerrortusup Majoriaa; Kællingehætten; Sisimiut