Trekking in Greenland

Trekking in Greenland : The Arctic Circle Trail

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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. This splendid trekking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut (both of which have airport access). The trail traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra, and is mostly gently graded with just a few short, steep and rocky slopes. However, the landscape between the two towns of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut is extremely remote and those who choose to take on this route must be competely self-sufficient. The book includes plenty of practical information on what to take with you and when to go, as well as on safety, travel and accommodation. Fully illustrated with a variety of photographs and its route is highlighted on continuous trekking maps. The guide also includes an optional extension to the Greenlandic ice cap.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 118 x 172 x 10mm | 181.44g
  • Cicerone Press
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st edition
  • Over 60 colour photos, 20 maps and 14 profiles
  • 1852846240
  • 9781852846244
  • 46,793

About Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 40 books to his name and contributions to 25 other books, many for Cicerone. He has written extensively for several outdoor magazines and other publications and appeared on radio and television. An indefatigable long-distance walker, Paddy has walked the Arctic Circle Trail in both directions, and some parts on several occasions.
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Table of contents


The ice cap
Plants and flowers
Travelling to Greenland
When to go
Health and safety
Food, drink and fuel
Trekking in Greenland
River Crossing
What to take
Waymarking and access
Using this guide

The Arctic Circle Trail


Preamble - Ascent of Sugar Loaf
Optional Extension - Ice Cap to Kangerlussuaq
Day 1 Kangerlussuaq to Hundeso
Day 2 Hundeso to Katiffik
Day 3 Katiffik to Canoe Centre
Day 4 Canoe Centre to Ikkattooq
Day 5 Ikkattooq to Eqalugaarniarfik
Day 6 Eqalugaarniarfik to Innajuattoq
Day 7 Innajuattoq to Nerumaq
Day 8 Nerumaq to Kangerluarsuk Tulleq
Day 9 Kangerluarsuk Tulleq to Sisimiut


Post-amble - Ascent of Kaellingehaetten

APPENDIX 1 Route summary table
APPENDIX 2 Language notes and glossary
APPENDIX 3 Useful contact
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