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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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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 and Trekking Greenland – A Summary from 2017

My long-awaited 5 weeks in Greenland this year were pretty much spent hiking and trekking 🙂  I divided my time between South and East Greenland, which, it turns out, have vastly different scenery! I know there are plenty of others out there who are as keen as me for outdoor adventure, so the following is …

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Group hiking along the fjord with the Karale glacier prominent in the background

Trekking Greenland – Unplugged Wilderness Day 2

These were the views that greeted me when I got up at 2am to go to the loo.  Yes, occasionally it is a good thing to have to get up once/night!  Unfortunately on this trip to Greenland, I never actually made it above the Arctic Circle (we were less than 100km away here), so the …

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The view across the Nuuk Fjord to an iconic mountain from near Café Inuk in Nuuk, Greenland

Eating Typical Greenlandic Food in Nuuk

After 2 weeks of hiking in great weather in South Greenland, I arrived to cold, wet and wind in the capital, Nuuk.  I was picked up at the airport by my Airbnb host, Rene, and taken to the accommodation.  It was absolutely awesome – my own space with a separate entrance, fridge, microwave and bathroom, and only …

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Hiking Greenland – Narsarsuaq Glacier

The weather in Greenland can be a little like the weather in Melbourne.  In other words, quite unpredictable.  When I set out on the Narsarsuaq Glacier hike (green trail in the map below) at 8:30am, it was very overcast and starting to spit with rain.  By the time I was ready for the return journey …

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The river leading from the Glacier and the Glacier itself in background as seen from the viewpoint of the Ridge Hike near Narsarsuaq, South Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Narsarsuaq Ridge

My transfer from Qassiarsuk to Narsarsuaq didn’t leave until 2pm, which meant that I didn’t really have time to do much of a hike at either place, despite the glorious weather!   Fortunately, the Ridge Hike (yellow in the map below) from Narsarsuaq is a relatively short route up to a view of the Narsarsuaq Glacier (Kiattuut Sermiat), …

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