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About the Route


The Arctic Circle Trail, also known as the Polar Route, is a 124-mile journey across Greenland, from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut. The route typically takes 7 to 12 days to complete, but this is heavily dependent on weather, fitness levels, and preparation. At least you’ll have plenty of daylight on your side, in case you need to play catch-up after bad weather days, as the hardly sets in the Arctic summer.

“Standing alone on Greenland’s barren ice cap in silence, you’re hit with the reality of how remote it is.”

- Matthew Karsten

On the Arctic Circle Trail, you’ll be farther from civilization (and cell reception) than on most other hikes on earth. You’ll even go vast stretches without seeing another hiker. So it’s important to be entirely self-sufficient, from food to survival gear. Even though there are some basic huts along the way, you may not always have access to them when needed, so it’s best to bring a tent.

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