160 KM ALONG THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TRAIL OF GREENLAND
Adventures told by Stefan Krähenbühl
February 19, 2010
The Arctic Circle Trail from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut is counted as the classic hiking route in Greenland and a magnificent experience out there awaits hardened hikers.
We’ve chosen to describe the route as beginning from Kangerlussuaq which is the location of the country’s largest international airport. Most hikers start the tour from here but you can equally well start off in Sisimiut and head eastwards along the Arctic Circle.
The route meanders through a changeable landscape from the rounded moraine hills and the parched interior by Kangerlussuaq to the hilly terrain with high mountains and coastal climate near Sisimiut.
This demanding hike is roughly 165 km and you shouldn’t set off unless you’re well-prepared.