Greenland is so much more than snow and ice. Discover a place where rocky hills and endless lakes stretch across the horizon for as far as the eye can see. Red, green, and yellow vegetation carpets the landscape.

Wild animals roam free — musk oxen, reindeer, arctic foxes and hares.

For those who seek wilderness & solitude over city tours or crowded beaches when they travel, hiking Greenland’s epic Arctic Circle Trail is the perfect getaway. A long-distance walk that stretches 160km from the small town of Kangerlussuaq near Greenland's ice cap to the large coastal fishing village of Sisimiut.

The hike takes between 8-10 days for healthy, active people to complete.

The hike takes between 8-10 days for healthy, active people to complete.

About the Arctic Circle Trail

  • Hiking season for the Arctic Circle Trail is typically June - September.
  • Winter excursions can be made with proper equipment/experience. Dog sledding trips are possible too.
  • Mosquitos are nasty in June & July, carrying a protective head-net is recommended.
  • Regular international flights leave from Copenhagen, Denmark to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland with Air Greenland. Visit their website here:

 

www.airgreenland.com

Off The Beaten Path

There are few places left in the world where its possible to feel like a true pioneer. Fortunately Greenland is one of these places, attracting adventure travelers who are searching for something new & different.

Walking the Arctic Circle Trail's remote wilderness, camping out under the stars, and immersing yourself in the beautiful sights and sounds of nature is an extraordinary experience you’ll not soon forget.

It’s sometimes possible to go days without seeing a fellow human being on the trail.

Simple backcountry huts are spaced out across the route, free for anyone to use, however most people prefer to wild camp with a tent when the weather is good.

Water is plentiful due to countless lakes & rivers along the trail, but food for the journey must be packed in on your back. Some hikers bring fishing gear and attempt to catch their own dinner.

In Tune With Nature

Hiking across wide valleys carved by ancient glaciers, climbing rocky hills, accompanied only by silence and my own thoughts, I traveled for 10 days along Greenland's wild Arctic Circle Trail.

One evening, I caught a glimpse of the aurora borealis. Another night, I shared dinner and travel stories with an older Danish couple as rain battered our tiny mountain shelter from outside.

There was the morning I paddled a beat-up canoe across Lake Amitsorsuaq, giving my weary legs a few hours of rest. One afternoon, rounding a bend in the trail, I found myself face-to-face with a giant musk ox.

I once got caught in a snow storm setting up my tent, even though it was August. Yet on a separate occasion, I also went sunbathing on a sandy lake-shore!

One afternoon, rounding a bend in the trail, I found myself face-to-face with a giant musk ox.

"I once got caught in a snow storm setting up my tent, even though it was August.

Yet on a separate occasion, I also went sunbathing on a sandy lake-shore!"

Disconnect To Re-Connect

The trail offers no luxuries. No cell phone service. No places to re-stock your provisions. In this way it can be challenging, but the challenge is also one of its highlights. Disconnecting from the outside world, and recharging your soul.

The changing weather, isolation, self-reliance, diverse landscapes, and moments of clarity — combined these things are what makes this journey so special.

Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail is a true adventure for those who seek remarkable outdoor travel experiences.