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Trail Running in Greenland: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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FAQs: Trail Running in Greenland

What should I know about Trail Running Greenland?

Greenland is the second largest island in the world and the largest one that is not also a continent. It is also one of the least densely populated, which makes trail running here a real treat.

Coming in the summer means that there is plenty of sunlight and even more to explore. Coming in May, at the beginning of the trail running season, gives you the chance to see the Northern Lights, which is a life changing experience.

Greenland may not seem like an obvious trail running option, but it should be the next one on your list. Combined with camping, it is a great way to get out and explore a remote and foreign place.  

Why should I choose Greenland for my Trail Running adventure?

Stunning scenery

There is plenty to see when you go out trail running in Greenland. Enjoy stunning views of the massive glacier that consumes the center of the country. Head along mountain passes and over fjords, with great views of the sea. Get the chance to see some native wildlife as well, including whales and birds of prey.

Run under the midnight sun

When you come to run in Greenland during the summer, you benefit from nearly endless days at the height of the summer and well over 12 hours of light during the late spring and early autumn. More light gives you more time to explore this lovely place. Take advantage of this.

Unplug from the daily grind

There is not much WiFi nor is the 3G and 4G signal very strong in Greenland. This is great. Unplug for awhile. Clear your mind with a trail running experience and leave all those electronic worries behind. You’ll sleep better and return home, when you have to, refreshed and raring to go.

What can I expect from the weather in Greenland?

Even during the summer, Greenland is quite cold. The average daily temperature hovers around 0°C. Sometimes it is warmer, especially near the coast, but the temperatures can also drop well below freezing. Summer tends to be pretty dry, but occasional cyclones are not infrequent.

How do I get there

Getting to Greenland can be quite complicated. You can fly into Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) from Copenhagen and transfer internally from there. You can also fly from Reykjavik, Iceland o into any of SFJ, Maniitsoq (JSU), Nuuk (GOH) or Kulusuk (KUS). Traveling internally in Greenland is usually done via boat, helicopter or plane. There are few main roads in between settlements.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Greenland?

Greenlandic, Danish, English

What’s the country code of Greenland?


What currency is accepted in Greenland?

Danish krone (DKK)

What’s the high season for Trail Running in Greenland?

May to September

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