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Approaching Arsuk settlement in South Greenland

Sarfaq Ittuk – Day 2 – Sailing along the south-west coast

I woke up to grey skies, low clouds, and a not insignificant ocean swell. Fortunately, it takes quite a lot to make me seasick! Arsuk with Sarfaq Ittuk Our first port for the day was the small settlement of Arsuk – population 77 (1 Jul 2019). Our scheduled docking time here was 15 minutes, and …

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Hiker at the summit of Nasaasaaq Mountain, overlooking the Amerloq Fjord near Sisimiut, West Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Nasaasaaq Mountain – Sisimiut

The most popular day-hike from Sisimiut is the climb up Palasip Qaqqaa – the 544m mountain that overlooks the airport. However, Tyson and I aren’t really ones to follow the crowds, and so on the first clear day after arriving in Sisimiut, we decided to tackle the pyramid-shaped Nasaasaaq Mountain (784m) instead. We picked up …

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Display case of fossils at the rock and mineral collection in Sisimiut, West Greenland

Greenland – Sisimiut rock and mineral collection at KTI

I talk a lot about the beauty of Greenlandic rocks in my blog posts.  I also keep bemoaning the fact that I didn’t end up studying geology at university (it was either that or astronomy – I chose astronomy) and that I’m not wandering around Greenland with a geologist by my side.  So it should …

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Traditional Greenlandic Buffet – Hotel Sisimiut

Two of my greatest joys in life are hiking and trekking, and eating excellent or interesting food. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much of an opportunity to try traditional Greenlandic food during my 5 week visit in 2017. The best I managed was a Musk Ox Sled Dog and some whale at the amazing CaféTuaq in the …

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Hiker and flowers on the Arctic Circle Trail - West Greenland

Trekking Greenland – Arctic Circle Trail – Kelly Ville to Katiffik

Interesting fact about Greenland:  the landscape is completely different depending on which part of the country you are in. This is something that became abundantly clear to me last year as I moved from hiking through the rolling green sheep-country between Narsaq and Narsarsuaq in South Greenland to hiking through the barren craggy peaks and …

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Hiking beside a beautiful waterfall at the start of the Sermilik Way - East Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Icefjords and Remote Villages – Sermilik Way

It was another grey morning as we schlepped all our gear out of the hut and back down to the boat from Arctic Dream that was waiting to transfer us from Tiniteqilaaq to the start of the “Sermilik Way”. While my sensible travel companions enjoyed the comfort inside Lars’ new boat I chose to sit …

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Hiking towards the west coast of Kulusuk Island - East Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Icefjords and Remote Villages – DYE-4

The great weather continued for Day 2 for the Icefjords and Remote Villages tour in East Greenland, and I was super-excited that I might finally make it to the former DYE-4 radar station!  Unfortunately my attempt to hike out there last year failed due to bad weather. While Bluie East Two (which I visited last year on Day 5 …

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Hiking group at the viewpoint overlooking Kulusuk - East Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Icefjords and Remote Villages – Kulusuk

As with the Unplugged Wilderness Trek in 2017, I was already in East Greenland this year before starting the 10-day Icefjords and Remote Villages tour with Greenland Adventures. Therefore, at the appropriate time, I hiked out to Kulusuk international airport and met Andrea (our guide, originally from Switzerland but living in Iceland for many, many years) and …

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Trekking Argentina – Southern Patagonian Icefield Expedition – Summary

If you’ve done a few long-distance treks and are looking for a new challenge, the Southern Patagonian Icefield Expedition with Serac Expeditions will certainly deliver!  Only about 100 people a year take on this remote trek, but it is an incredible experience in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Was it difficult? It’s the …

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Silhouette of trekking companion climbing toward the glacier - South Patagonia Icefield Expedition - Argentina

Trekking Argentina – Southern Patagonian Icefield Expedition – Marconi Glacier – Day 2

The trip description from Serac Expeditions for the Southern Patagonian Icefield Trek says this about Day 2: …we trek up the glacier until nearing the Marconi pass – entrance to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.  This will surely be the Expedition’s toughest day. This is what had been fueling my fears for months! We awoke to rain and …

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