Whether you want to hike the Arctic Circle Trail or just take a day hike into the interior, Greenland has a relatively undiscovered landscape that is as expansive as it is beautiful. Take advantage of the remote nature and isolated adventure that is unique to the island and explore an iconic wilderness on an unforgettable trekking adventure.
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The immense beauty of Greenland belongs to its remote allure and relatively untouched landscape. Infrastructure is minimal, with few or no roads connecting towns and villages. Ferries and boats make transportation and communication between the communities possible. Alternative methods, such as dogsled, can be available with enough snow pack, though hikes may not incorporate this activity into the itinerary.
The bitter cold might hinder hiking treks outside of summer. Prepare for the elements and plan to encounter adverse weather – climate can vary and moves with a swiftness unlike other destinations.
The cultural immersion in native communities is often part of a Greenland expedition as a large percentage of inhabitants are in traditional villages. Combined with the unique flora and fauna of the territory, this can enhance your program tenfold and add to the illustrious experience.
The average temperatures are most accommodating in summer, with June and July boasting the highest averages. The weather is cold and can be volatile inland and at higher altitudes. Weather can change rapidly, more severely as you head further north.
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Nuuk and Kulusuk are two common airports to fly into Greenland, with most flights arriving from Copenhagan and Reykjavik. Regional airports in Narsarsuaq and Kangerlussuaq help complement domestic travel on the island. Boat travel is also common around the coastal islands and towns.
June to August are the best times to visit for a comfortable and satisfying hike.
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