Month: December 2018

Room with a view from our tent at the end of Day 6 - Arctic Circle Trail - West Greenland

Trekking Greenland – Arctic Circle Trail – Innajuattoq to Nerumaq

Staying at Innajuattoq II was an inspired idea 🙂 Tyson and I actually dragged ourselves out of bed early for a change (7am), and I finally had hot porridge (and tea!) for breakfast since we no longer had to ration our gas.  Porridge really is a whole lot more tasty with wild blueberries! We eventually set …

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Approaching Innjuattoq I Hut - Arctic Circle Trail - West Greenland

Trekking Greenland – Arctic Circle Trail – Eqalugaarniarfik to Innajuattoq

Another relaxed start to the day meant it was a minor miracle that I arrived at the viewpoint over the next large lake before the wind picked up.  Oh, I was so very, very thankful! [move cursor over the image to see the full panorama] The perfect reflections were absolutely stunning and it was not …

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Trekking Greenland – Arctic Circle Trail – Ikkattooq to Eqalugaarniarfik

After a 24km day and a 23km day, today was a relative doddle at only 18km.  We’d heard from some hikers coming the other direction that it was all downhill to the next hut.  And that was true … so long as you discounted the first 2km that rose quite steeply to another ridge! There …

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Rob looking for Musk Oxen from a high vantage point - Arctic Circle Trail - West Greenland

Trekking Greenland – Arctic Circle Trail – Canoe Center to Ikkattooq

It turned out Tyson and I were the only people to camp last night at the Canoe Center, despite both of us hating his tent.  Everyone else took the opportunity to sleep inside and had hit the trail early – long before we even got out of bed.  Admittedly, we took a very relaxed approach …

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Tyson taking a break from paddling - Arctic Circle Trail - West Greenland

Trekking Greenland – Arctic Circle Trail – Katiffik to Canoe Center

Tyson and I awoke to the sounds of Rob and Emilio in confused discussion.  It turned out that the thought of cold food for the next 9 days was too much for Emilio and he was planning to turn back to Kangerlussuaq.  Rob was trying to understand why it was such a big deal and …

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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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Locals checking out Roald Amundsen's ship "Maud" at Tasiilaq harbor - East Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Icefjords and Remote Villages – Tasiilaq to Kulusuk

We awoke early to find a note from Lars saying that we now didn’t need to meet at the harbour until 11am.  This was because the clients that he was meant to be picking up in Kulusuk were no longer arriving today – so we could relax and enjoy another morning in Tasiilaq.  Bonus! He …

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House and Mountains of Tasiilaq - East Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Icefjords and Remote Villages – Tasiilaq

Day 9 of the Icefjords and Remote Villages trip with Greenland Adventures  was a free day to explore Tasiilaq and its surroundings.  Despite the less-than-stellar weather, Andrea offered to guide whoever was interested on a short hike out into the Flower Valley – it turned out that we were all interested 🙂 I had actually …

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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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me taking in the view over the Sermilik Fjord near Tinit - East Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Icefjords and Remote Villages – Tiniteqilaaq

Despite being thwarted last night in watching the Sun set behind the Greenland Icesheet at 11:30pm, ever the optimist, I got myself out of bed at 2:00am to go take photos as the Sun rose again (nights are very short during Greenlandic summers!) Although the fog was still lingering, I decided to set up my camera …

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