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Cicerone Guides: Trekking in Greenland - The Arctic Circle Trail: From Kangerlussuaq to Sisimut

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Paddy Dillon

120 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2010 | #187293 | ISBN-13: 9781852846244
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Greenland is a harsh environment, largely covered in ice, but it is also a fascinating place to explore, especially on foot in remote places, and in the summer months it can be surprisingly easy.

This guide covers the Arctic Circle Trail--a trekking route that fits neatly into one of the largest ice-free areas of West Greenland, just north of the Arctic Circle. It features a complete route description, including nearby mountain trails and optional extension to the ice cap.


- Geology
- The ice cap
- Wildlife
- Plants and flowers
- History
- Culture
- Travelling to Greenland
- When to go
- Accommodation
- Health and safety
- Food, drink and fuel
- Language
- Money
- Communications
- Trekking in Greenland
- River Crossing
- What to take
- Waymarking and access
- Maps
- Emergencies
- Using this guide
- Postscript
- The Arctic Circle Trail
- Kangerlussuaq
- Preamble - Ascent of Sugar Loaf
- Optional Extension - Ice Cap to Kangerlussuaq
- Day 1 - Kangerlussuaq to Hundeso
- Day 2 - Hundeso to Katiffik
- Day 3 - Katiffik to Canoe Centre
- Day 4 - Canoe Centre to Ikkattooq
- Day 5 - Ikkattooq to Eqalugaarniarfik
- Day 6 - Eqalugaarniarfik to Innajuattoq
- Day 7 - Innajuattoq to Nerumaq
- Day 8 - Nerumaq to Kangerluarsuk Tulleq
- Day 9 - Kangerluarsuk Tulleq to Sisimiut
- Sisimiut
- Post-amble - Ascent of Kollingehotten

APPENDIX 1 - Route summary table
APPENDIX 2 - Language notes and glossary
APPENDIX 3 - Useful contact

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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 40 books to his name and contributions to 25 other books, many for Cicerone. He has written extensively for several outdoor magazines and other publications and appeared on radio and television.

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