📅 May, 2014 ▶️ The Disko Bay including the breath-taking Ilulissat Icefjord alone would be a very good reason to visit Greenland. I was joined by Tim and we were just about to start hiking the Arctic Circle Trail, so checking out the icebergs was a no brainer for us. It is hard to comprehend the amount of ice floating around in Ilulissat. We also saw Eqi Glacier up close from a boat tour, witnessing huge icebergs calve into the ocean. One of my favourite trips for sure which ended up on my 30th Birthday surrounded by Orange Sunset Icebergs.
I decided to take the Arctic Circle Trail Hike in Greenland as one of my topics of the travel show because the original full-length video has sadly been messed up a lot due to copyright protected music and the fact that I sadly do not have the raw material anymore to simply recut the video. Hopefully you like the photos I am sharing here from the 160km long backcountry trek in Greenland.
[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! 🙂