Month: June 2017

Sheep and the Qorlortup Itinnera valley near Qassiarsuk, South Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Qassiarsuk – Qorlortup Itinnera – Tasiusaq

I wasn’t greeted with the best weather I’ve had in South Greenland today, but decided to head out to do the Qassiarsuk – Qorlortup Itinnera – Tasiusaq – Qassiarsuk loop hike (yellow, followed by upper red in the below). I had to pass all the way through Qassiarsuk to reach the start of the hike, and that included …

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Small icebergs fill the fjord near Tasiusaq. View while hiking from Sillisit to Qassiarsuk via Nunataaq in South Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Sillisit to Qassiarsuk

Another beautiful day in South Greenland 😊  So much so – it was very, very hard for me to leave my perch on the front deck of the Sillisit Hostel for the hike over to Qassiarsuk! The most common way to hike between the two places is via the dirt road that basically follows the fjord (solid …

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Tunulliarfik Fjord as seen from the Waterfall Hike near Igaliku in South Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Igaliku Waterfall

The other main day-hike from Igaliku, is the Waterfall Hike (marked in yellow on the map below), which heads off in the opposite direction to the Lakes and Plateau Hike I did yesterday.  I have to admit, I was less excited by this one, because after almost a year and a half of travel, it has …

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The Qooroq Glacier as seen from the viewpoint on the Lakes and Plateau Hike near Igaliku in South Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Igaliku Lake and Plateau

When I arrived at the Gardar Hostel in Igaliku, one of the first things I did was consult the map of hikes in the area.   All of the hostels run by Blue Ice Explorer have the appropriate map displayed prominently in the common area, with brief descriptions of the routes alongside.   Seriously, the …

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View from the Narsaq fjord and lakes from the summit of Kvanefjeld in South Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Searching for Tugtupit at Kvanefjeld

It turns out that Narsaq is a mecca for geology buffs (pick me! pick me!  I was actually very tempted to study Geology rather than Astronomy at University) so I was super-excited about hiking to Kvanefjeld to search for Tugtupit (also known as “Reindeer stone”) – a rare mineral only found in a few places in the …

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Summary: The Central Asia Budget Overland Tour by MAdventure

Well, my two months traveling across the Silk Road on the “mechanical camel” has come to an end.   This was essentially MAdventure’s Central Asia Budget Adventure trip and, once I’d come to terms with the speed of travel (much faster than I normally move), I really, really enjoyed it! However, it is not for everyone, and …

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