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Trekking the Arctic Circle Trail in Sept? Sisimiut to Kangerlussuaq airport
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Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail with Lisa Germany | 10Adventures
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An easterly breeze, coming off the ice-cap, is cool and incredibly dry. A westerly breeze, coming off the sea, will bring cloud and a measure of rain. The international airport at Kangerlussuaq enjoys around clear-sky days per year, so the weather should be good, and the trail starts by following an easy tarmac and dirt road.
Beyond the research station at Kellyville, the trail is simply a narrow path across empty tundra dotted with lakes.
If you plan to walk from hut to hut, then the route will take maybe nine days, unless stages are doubled-up. Using a tent offers greater flexibility, and some trekkers complete the route in as little as a week. Youth hostels and hotels are located at the terminal points of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.
There is the option to use a free kayak to paddle all day along the large lake of Amitsorsuaq, rather than walk along its shore. The trail is often low-lying, below ft m , but climbs on occasions over ft m , notably around Ikkattook, Iluliumanersuup Portornga and Qerrortusuk Majoriaa.
Cicerone Guide: Trekking in Greenland: The Arctic Circle Trail
There are a handful of river crossings whose difficulty depends on melt-water and rainfall. These are difficult early in the season, but much easier to ford later. The end of the trail is the colourful coastal town of Sisimiut, the second largest town in Greenland, with a population of only There are flights back to Kangerlussuaq, though very rarely, trekkers have been known to walk back.
Hiking maps are available from Harvey Maps. Greenland - Walking the Arctic Circle Trail.