… 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 backpacking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut – both with airport access.
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 …
Bo Normander posted an excellent trip report from 2017:
GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TRAIL IN GREENLAND
Lisa Germany (from Australia) posted her trip report.
Or you can listen to an interview where she describes Greenland and the ACT in detail.
EP-109: AFGHANISTAN and why Joe Sheffer is starting a tour operator there – The 10Adventures Podcast
Afghanistan was said to be the crown jewel in Asian tourism back in the 1960's. Incredible culture, food, people and diversity made it a must-do stop on the famous hippie trail. Since the 1980s Afghanistan is struggled with war, first with the Russians and then with Western powers. Is now the time that travel resumes? This week we are talking with Joe Sheffer, a journalist who fell in love with Afghanistan while stationed there reporting, and has now started a tour operator, Safarat. Joe's goal is to change the perception of Afghanistan by bringing people to the country and enabling them to interact with regular Afghani's. If you want to follow Safarat, check out their Instagram.
- EP-109: AFGHANISTAN and why Joe Sheffer is starting a tour operator there
- EP-108:GUATEMALA and why it should be on your bucket list
- EP-107: SPRING TRAVEL INSPIRATION
- EP-106: CAMINO DE SANTIAGO and the different paths on this famous pilgrimage!
- Ep-105: GEORGIA and tips for exploring the Caucasus Mountains
4 Replies to “Arctic Circle Trail, Greenland”
Summer 2017, I kayaked along a Norwegian fjord. My flight back to the US went over the southern tip of Greenland. The breathtaking view inspired me to seek out an adventure on the island. Had it been cloudy during that flight, I would never have hiked the Arctic Circle Trail in the late summer of 2018.
I occasionally cursed the boggy stretches (I felt waders would have been better than gaiters), but would not change anything. The views were heart-wrenchingly beautiful and the scale was mind-boggling — geologic formations that looked to be a mile or so away would take more than an hour to reach.