Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail

Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail

The Arctic Circle Trail in Western Greenland is a wonderful and very special remote trekking experience. Our guided package offers the opportunity to experience the Greenlandic summer at its very best. Over the course of its 165km, the trail weaves its way through the arctic tundra from Kangerlussuaq near the inland icecap to the coastal town of Sisimiut. Making the most of the short arctic summer, plants abound to produce a stunning backdrop of spectacular colour and variety.

As well as stunning vistas, there are opportunities to spot wildlife such as arctic hare and arctic fox, caribou, muskox, birds of prey and waterfowl. Trekking food can be supplemented on the trail with wild berries, mussels, cod and arctic char which are easily caught from rivers using simple line and spinners.

Whilst the terrain itself is not overly arduous, prospective clients must be certain that they will be comfortable walking with a rucksack that weighs up to 18Kg (40lbs) at the outset; daily trekking distances vary between 11 and 22km. Accommodation on the trail will be wild camping though the opportunity may arise, when capacity allows, to make use of remote cabins along the trail. Flight routing to Greenland is via Copenhagen where stop-overs are required on both outward and return legs.

Pricing includes 10 days guiding on the trail, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Copenhagen, all food (trekking and in towns) in Greenland, hostel accommodation in Greenland, an internal flight between Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq and remote emergency support throughout; tent and stove loan if required is also included in the pricing. Flights to and from Greenland (via Copenhagen), personal medical, travel and remote rescue insurance and meals in Copenhagen are not included.

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Course Length

12 days total, 10 days trekking

Course Price


Course Instructor Ratio


Course Suitability

  • Previous hill walking / trekking experience

Equipment Provided

  • Sleeping mat on request
  • Stove and pans on request
  • Tent on request
  • Trail food

Course Requirements

  • Comfortable carrying a 15-18kg rucksack
  • Good level of fitness
  • Sense of adventure

Please Bring

  • See Packing List download


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Course Dates Places
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail (£1450) 14-07-2024 to 26-07-2024 6

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I accept that mountaineering activities are hazardous by their very nature. I understand that Snowdonia Climbing staff and instructors employed by them, are appropriately qualified and experienced to run the activities and will at all times proceed in a manner to minimise the risk of injury, and I accept that however unlikely, accidents and injury could occur.

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Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail Customer Feedback

"Fantastic trip to the wilds of Greenland. We were in safe hands with Mike who helped us in so many ways: kit, food, navigation, wildlife identification and flora From the initial email to the end of the trip, there was excellent communication and logistics. Highly recommended!"

P & C (Seaton, UK) - 30 Aug 2023


Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland - Arctic Circle Trail