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Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland [14 minute video]

08 Sep September 08

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[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.

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Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland – Video

 

I have done many tough hikes in my life, but the 170km Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland really stands out at the top of the list due to immense amount of snow we encountered during the first 5 days! Using all of our backup days for the first 15km, Tim and I eventually made it out of the waist deep snow after days of exhausting 10+ hour hikes. Half way through, the weather suddenly changed and it got really hot! Coming with the heat, the first mosquitoes of the season joined us as well and made sure I would walk as fast as I can. My personal highlight of the trip was using a canoe on a frozen lake, until the ice sheet on the lake was suddenly pushed to the shore after a wind change, forcing us to walk again. All in all, despite not being in the most beautiful landscape of the world, it was certainly one of my most memorable hikes ever! Check out the video for a summary of the events 🙂

 

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