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Photo of Hospital Valley - Flower Valley - Narsarsuaq Glacier Photo of Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier Photo of Eastern Greenland, Tasilaaq trail: day 4-7: Sermiliq - Tiniteqilaaq
  • Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier

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    Hiking
    near Tasiilaq, Sermersooq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    53.58mi
    Elevation +
    6355f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier Photo of Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier Photo of Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier

    Challenging and Beautiful Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier in East Greenland This Trail starts in Tassilaq (formerly Ammassalik) around the glacier on the east side and back on the west side. !WARNING! The marking...

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  • Kangia Ice Fjord Bay

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    near Ilulissat, Avannaata (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    7.94mi
    Elevation +
    863f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Kangia Ice Fjord Bay Photo of Kangia Ice Fjord Bay Photo of Kangia Ice Fjord Bay

    - Fjord Sightseeing - There are several possibilities how to start this trail. One possibility is to cross the Ilulissat Dog-Compounds. This way you reach the Ice Fjord behind the more touristic spots. You follow t...

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  • ATC south alternative

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    near Assaqutaq, Qeqqata (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    37.06mi
    Elevation +
    7913f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of ATC south alternative Photo of ATC south alternative Photo of ATC south alternative

    A southern alternative to the ATC main path with some huts (no touristic) - some beautiful lakes and views, most time pathless without any signs - big lake near Sarfanguaq past by packraft, but hiking on the shore is e...

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  • near Ilimanaq, GL.05 (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    5.46mi
    Elevation +
    358f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Kangia Ice Fjord from Ilimanaq to the Fjord Photo of Kangia Ice Fjord from Ilimanaq to the Fjord Photo of Kangia Ice Fjord from Ilimanaq to the Fjord

    Trail from Ilimanaq to the Kangia Ice Fjord. First 4 or 5 kilometres it is a marked trail, the remaining part is cross country which is not a problem, but can be a bit wet when crossing some smaller streams (gaiters migh...

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  • Igaliku - Lake and Plateau

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    near Igaliku, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    10.65mi
    Elevation +
    1385f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Igaliku - Lake and Plateau Photo of Igaliku - Lake and Plateau Photo of Igaliku - Lake and Plateau

    Maybe one of the most beautiful and varied tours that you can make in a day. Follow the sign pole towards “Lake and Plateau”, from the road opposite the cabins at the Igaliku Country Hotel. The gravel road leads out of t...

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  • Igaliku - Waterfalls

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    near Igaliku, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    8.70mi
    Elevation +
    1430f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Igaliku - Waterfalls Photo of Igaliku - Waterfalls Photo of Igaliku - Waterfalls

    Another beatyfull day hike from Igaliku. From the cemetery (just before entering Igaliku when coming from the Kings Road) you see a sign pole saying: "Waterfalls". From here you follow the red spots, up through the saddl...

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  • near Narsarsuaq, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    11.95mi
    Elevation +
    2434f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Greenland-Narsarsuaq-Glacier 14. júní 14 Photo of Greenland-Narsarsuaq-Glacier 14. júní 14 Photo of Greenland-Narsarsuaq-Glacier 14. júní 14

    A short drive brings us some way up the Hospital Valley, from where we walk through the picturesque Flower Valley and up to the glacier - Narsarsuaq Glacier ("the Dead Glacier"). A dead glacier in Greenland is a glacier,...

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  • near Qassiarsuk, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    12.91mi
    Elevation +
    1329f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Greenland-Qassiarsuk-Tasiusaq 15. júní 14 Photo of Greenland-Qassiarsuk-Tasiusaq 15. júní 14 Photo of Greenland-Qassiarsuk-Tasiusaq 15. júní 14

    On this tour you sail from Narsarsuaq to Qassiarsuk (Brattahlíð). While you hike towards Tasiusaq you will experience a lush, green landscape alternate with small lakes and the ice-filled Sermilik fjord. You pass idyllic...

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  • near Narsarsuaq, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    4.41mi
    Elevation +
    1870f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Greenland-Narsarsuaq-Mellanlandet 17. júní 14 Photo of Greenland-Narsarsuaq-Mellanlandet 17. júní 14 Photo of Greenland-Narsarsuaq-Mellanlandet 17. júní 14

    This trail is up to the mountain above Narsarsuaq towards "Mellanlandet". I dont have the name of the mountain. There was no marked trail on the way up and the birchscrub was not easy to go through, but I found a footpat...

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  • Nanortalik, Greenland

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    near Nanortalik, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    7.23mi
    Elevation +
    899f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Nanortalik, Greenland Photo of Nanortalik, Greenland Photo of Nanortalik, Greenland

    Walk around the mountains around Nanortalik. We didn't know the area much and we had limited time, but we found beautiful places and great views of the area.

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  • Sermermiut

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    near Ilulissat, Avannaata (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    6.55mi
    Elevation +
    1253f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Sermermiut Photo of Sermermiut Photo of Sermermiut

    Full circle hike to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, through Sermermiut valley. Contains some steep areas, otherwise rather moderate.

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  • Kuannit Disko Island

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    near Qeqertarsuaq, Avannaata (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    6.97mi
    Elevation +
    266f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Kuannit Disko Island Photo of Kuannit Disko Island

    Kuannit is located approximately 5 km east of Qeqertarsuaq and it is here that we find the beautiful basalt columns. Kuannit is not only beautiful but the nature is also very lush with lots of different flowers, mosses a...

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  • Illerfissalik

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    near Igaliku, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    16.82mi
    Elevation +
    6165f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Illerfissalik Photo of Illerfissalik Photo of Illerfissalik

    The ascent was very steep and loose - especially between 1100-1500 meters. Scrambling and almost climbing by the end. The descent was very nice and less steep. Next time I’ll go up and down by my descent-route. If there...

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  • From Kangersuneq to Nuuk

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    near Neriunaq, Sermersooq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    81.53mi
    Elevation +
    10010f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of From Kangersuneq to Nuuk Photo of From Kangersuneq to Nuuk Photo of From Kangersuneq to Nuuk

    Go also to www.christener.ch/kapi This is a route, not a track! It follows the recommended hiking route in both maps Nuuk and Nuuk Kapisillit Austmannadalen. Be aware that you have to find your way! We used the GPS ro...

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  • near Qassiarsuk, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    15.37mi
    Elevation +
    3386f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Greenland Tassiusaq Bay Nunataaq 4-SEP-2011 Photo of Greenland Tassiusaq Bay Nunataaq 4-SEP-2011 Photo of Greenland Tassiusaq Bay Nunataaq 4-SEP-2011

    Easy track from Qassiarsuq to Tassiusak bay, where you can make kayaking in the bay, around the icebergs. The way is through Nunataaq, a centenary farm in this wonderful place.

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  • Ilulissat Oqaatsut

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    near Ilulissat, Qaasuitsup (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    13.35mi
    Elevation +
    1112f
    TrailRank
    28| Rating 5.0

    solo backpacking ... I did it there and back ... but there is a chance to get boat for one way. 2 days

    Done on June 26th, 2018 The path is well marked with orange. There is a wooden gateway over the most difficult ford. The...
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  • Greenland: Praestefjorden to Nuuk

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    near Qarajat, Sermersooq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    88.18mi
    Elevation +
    10466f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Greenland: Praestefjorden to Nuuk Photo of Greenland: Praestefjorden to Nuuk Photo of Greenland: Praestefjorden to Nuuk

    This is a bushwhack. There is no trail. The trek took 7.5 days and is roughly 90-100 miles depending on how often you reroute. The terrain is quite varied and never easy going. The tussocks and bogs cover roughly 50% of ...

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  • Tasermiut-Tupaassat-Kangikitsoq

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    near Kangikitsoq, Kujalleq (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    15.09mi
    Elevation +
    2270f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Tasermiut-Tupaassat-Kangikitsoq Photo of Tasermiut-Tupaassat-Kangikitsoq Photo of Tasermiut-Tupaassat-Kangikitsoq

    An awesome but very hard hike in the most amazing landscape. The first 1.5 km of the track is missing.

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