Greenland: The Last Frontier
I have a VERY long bucket list; so many places I want to see and adventures I want to do. One country that has been on my list for awhile is Greenland and I finally had the opportunity to travel there.
The original plan was to hike the Arctic Circle Trail, a land of one hundred lakes. The ACT is 160 km long and stretches between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut. It seemed like the perfect way to immerse myself in the Greenlandic backcountry and nature. But after visiting the Greenland.com website, I realized that there was so much more I wanted to discover and explore on this trip.
After a lot of research and flight planning, our itinerary was set from Toronto to Greenland via Iceland with stops in Nuuk, Ilulissat, Kulusuk, and Tasiilaq. Highlights included the Ilulissat icefjord and hiking in the mountains of East Greenland. I’ve hiked a lot of places with varying terrain and landscapes, but mountains will always be special. Their spirit and silence move you in ways you do not expect! And then of course there’s the opportunity to revel in the Northern lights, while camped in the backcountry. What I loved about Greenland is the ability to camp absolutely anywhere. If you find a spot to pitch a tent, then just go for it.
Travel in Greenland begs for both spontaneity and patience, but you will no doubt be rewarded with a one of a kind experience.