Greenland 2018

We recently returned from a very successful and enjoyable 17-day trip to Greenland.  The focus of the trip was mostly on hiking and backpacking.  To start with, we spent 9 days backpacking the 100-mile route from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut on the Arctic Circle Trail.  The Arctic Circle Trail was quite amazing with a lot of wildlife, great scenery, river crossings, and fun experiences along the way.  Next, we went to Disko Island and did a day hike to a pretty waterfall and interesting area of geology known as Kuannit.  Finally, we went to Ilulissat, which has some of the most impressive icebergs in the world.  Along with doing a midnight sunset iceberg cruise of Disko Bay and spending time whale watching, we also did a one-way hike from Oqaatsut (formerly called Rodebay) back to Ilulissat, and a loop hike of the Ilulissat Icefjord (a UNESCO World Hertiage Site) by connecting the Yellow and Blue Trails.  In the near future, I will share three brand new hiking reports from our trip to Greenland – The Arctic Circle Trail, Disko Island (Waterfall and Kuannit), and the Ilulissat Icefjord Hike.  It will be hard to condense 9 days of backpacking on the Arctic Circle Trail into one single report, but the scenery will be very impressive.

Arctic Circle Trail sample photo
Arctic Circle Trail wildlife sample photo (reindeer)
Kuannit (Disko Island) sample photo
Ilulissat Icefjord Hike sample photo