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Trekking in Greenland: The Arctic Circle Trail
     

Trekking in Greenland: The Arctic Circle Trail

by Paddy Dillon, Dillon Paddy
 

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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. A great way to do it is by tackling the Arctic Circle Trail – a splendid trekking route that fits neatly into one of the largest ice-free areas of West Greenland, 40

Overview

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. A great way to do it is by tackling the Arctic Circle Trail – a splendid trekking route that fits neatly into one of the largest ice-free areas of West Greenland, 40-50km (25-30 miles) north of the Arctic Circle.

Only around 300 people walk the trail every year, but they come from all over Europe and North America. Access to the trail is easy and you can begin directly from the international airport at Kangerlussuaq and fly home from Sisimiut at the end. Greenland has the reputation of being expensive but there is no fee for walking the Arctic Circle Trail and the basic huts and canoes available for crossing the lakes along the way are free, too.

  • complete route description, including nearby mountain trails and optional extension to the ice cap
  • illustrated on Harveys trekking maps throughout
  • non-technical, graded trail accessible to well-prepared backpackers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852846244
Publisher:
Cicerone Press Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
861,661
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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. An indefatigable long-distance walker, Paddy has walked the Arctic Circle Trail in both directions.

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