[04/06/2014] After our stay in the magnificent Ilulissat Icefjord, we continued our journey down south through the Fjords of western Greenland to the little fishing village Sisimiut. From here, we would start of the toughest hike I have ever done in my entire life, walking the 170km long Arctic Circle Trail to Kangerlussuaq, stuck in waist deep snow for the first couple of days. Read the rest of this entry »
[29/05/2014] In the second part of my Greenland video series, I will take you to the incredibly stunning Ilulissat Icefjord, a beautiful bay full of icebergs and also the location of my all time favorite campsite! Heading up even further north on a boat, we also got very close to Eqi Glacier and witnessed some calving icebergs. Read the rest of this entry »
My next “Favorite Moment” takes you to the Ilulissat Icefjord. Located within the Disko Bay of Greenland, it is one of the most amazing places I have seen! Huge icebergs calving off Jakobshavn Glacier drift towards the ocean and pass the lovely village of Ilulissat. It is a great base to go explore the midnight sun phenomenon and see icebergs beautifully lit by the sun. Read the rest of this entry »
[26/05/2014] Hiking the 25km from Greenland’s city of Kangerlussuaq to the Russell Glacier is a perfect warm up for the Arctic Circle Trail. You will pass an old airplane wreck along the way and set up your tent right in front of the impressive glacier! Check out this video for some impressions of the hike. Read the rest of this entry »
When people ask me for the best trip I have done so far, my answer is always the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland. It might not have a landscape as spectacular as Patagonia, but due to the fact that we had to walk through waist deep snow, it turned into a challenging adventure that I will never forget. I have written a German trip report for wetraveltheworld.de now and will soon start working on the English version and video for my blog as well. So if you can read German, go ahead and check it out! 🙂
Here is the long awaited second part of my Greenland videos. I think the wait was worth it, never had so many clips to work through before and still managed to keep it under half an hour! Hope you like it 🙂
“WOOOOAH, I hope you got that!!”, bursts out of me as a huge iceberg calves off the Eqi Glacier right in front of our boat. After a short flight from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat, Tim and I made it to the Disco Bay, witnessing the ice masses up close after our warm up hike to the Russell’s Glacier. We will soon be facing two isolated weeks of hiking on the 165km Arctic Circle Trail and am now enjoying some days in the north, packed with more hikes to keep us in shape, lot’s of ice and a cute baby sled dog.
I finally managed to cut another video! Due to the immense amount of clips from greenland (around 600…), I’m forced to split those into three main videos; the below being the first one following up on my recent trip report about our trek to the Russell Glacier in Greenland. Hope you enjoy watching it 🙂
A detour to the Russell Glacier is a common activity on the Arctic Circle Trail, allowing you to reach the inland ice of Greenland after a 25km hike from Kangerlussuaq. Joined by a total stranger, I am ready to go and full of excitement to set foot on the world’s biggest Island and last place to witness huge ice bergs outside of Antarctica.
My decision to travel around the world for two years kept me pretty busy and excited in the last weeks, but eventually I also had to take care of the trips prior to that and especially this remote one is something to look out for: Greenland, the world’s largest Island. Check out what I’ve planned and see if you want to join me on the 165km long Arctic Circle Trail!