Hiking

The Best Hiking Trails in Greenland

3,660 trails

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Photo of Hospital Valley - Flower Valley - Narsarsuaq Glacier Photo of Kangerlusuaq (Greenland). Guided tour on the Ice Cap Photo of Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier
  • near Narsarsuaq, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    10.62mi
    Elevation +
    1880f
    TrailRank
    56
    Photo ofHospital Valley - Flower Valley - Narsarsuaq Glacier Photo ofHospital Valley - Flower Valley - Narsarsuaq Glacier Photo ofHospital Valley - Flower Valley - Narsarsuaq Glacier

    Hospital Valley - Flower Valley - Narsarsuaq Glacier. Nice hike with a few good viewpoints. Only 1 km is a bit difficult but there are ropes and really helps. Plenty of places for camping. I don't recommend this trail a...

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  • near Kangerlussuaq, Qeqqata (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    3.64mi
    Elevation +
    308f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofKangerlusuaq (Greenland). Guided tour on the Ice Cap Photo ofKangerlusuaq (Greenland). Guided tour on the Ice Cap Photo ofKangerlusuaq (Greenland). Guided tour on the Ice Cap

    This tour is organised by Albatros Arctic Circle (www.acc.gl) The pick up is at 11 AM from the Airport Parking lot and at the near Polar Lodge. They drove you 2 hours with some stop to take pictures and have lunch (if yo...

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  • Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier

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    near Tasiilaq, Sermersooq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    53.58mi
    Elevation +
    6355f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofTrail around Mittivakkat Glacier Photo ofTrail around Mittivakkat Glacier Photo ofTrail around Mittivakkat Glacier

    Challenging and Beautiful Trail around Mittivakkat Glacier in East Greenland This Trail starts in Tassilaq (formerly Ammassalik) around the glacier on the east side and back on the west side. !WARNING! The marking...

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  • near Qeqertarsuaq, Avannaata (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1608f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofQeqertarsuaq, Disko Island (Greenland). Hike to Kuannit Photo ofQeqertarsuaq, Disko Island (Greenland). Hike to Kuannit Photo ofQeqertarsuaq, Disko Island (Greenland). Hike to Kuannit

    Nice walk with wonderful views. The trail it easy, but on rainy days (as this was) could be muddy and slippery. Take care as there are few parts that are exposed. On the way back the take the higher trail that goes to c...

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  • ATC south alternative

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    near Assaqutaq, Qeqqata (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    37.06mi
    Elevation +
    7913f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofATC south alternative Photo ofATC south alternative Photo ofATC south alternative

    A southern alternative to the ATC main path with some huts (no touristic) - some beautiful lakes and views, most time pathless without any signs - big lake near Sarfanguaq past by packraft, but hiking on the shore is e...

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  • Kangia Ice Fjord Bay

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    near Ilulissat, Avannaata (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    7.94mi
    Elevation +
    863f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofKangia Ice Fjord Bay Photo ofKangia Ice Fjord Bay Photo ofKangia Ice Fjord Bay

    - Fjord Sightseeing - There are several possibilities how to start this trail. One possibility is to cross the Ilulissat Dog-Compounds. This way you reach the Ice Fjord behind the more touristic spots. You follow t...

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  • Igaliku - Waterfalls

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    near Igaliku, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    8.70mi
    Elevation +
    1430f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofIgaliku - Waterfalls Photo ofIgaliku - Waterfalls Photo ofIgaliku - Waterfalls

    Another beatyfull day hike from Igaliku. From the cemetery (just before entering Igaliku when coming from the Kings Road) you see a sign pole saying: "Waterfalls". From here you follow the red spots, up through the saddl...

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  • Igaliku - Lake and Plateau

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    near Igaliku, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    10.65mi
    Elevation +
    1385f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofIgaliku - Lake and Plateau Photo ofIgaliku - Lake and Plateau Photo ofIgaliku - Lake and Plateau

    Maybe one of the most beautiful and varied tours that you can make in a day. Follow the sign pole towards “Lake and Plateau”, from the road opposite the cabins at the Igaliku Country Hotel. The gravel road leads out of t...

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  • near Ilimanaq, GL.05 (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    5.46mi
    Elevation +
    358f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofKangia Ice Fjord from Ilimanaq to the Fjord Photo ofKangia Ice Fjord from Ilimanaq to the Fjord Photo ofKangia Ice Fjord from Ilimanaq to the Fjord

    Trail from Ilimanaq to the Kangia Ice Fjord. First 4 or 5 kilometres it is a marked trail, the remaining part is cross country which is not a problem, but can be a bit wet when crossing some smaller streams (gaiters migh...

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  • near Qassiarsuk, Kujalleq (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    12.84mi
    Elevation +
    1411f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofNarsarsuaq (Greenland) hike + kayak in Tasiusaq Photo ofNarsarsuaq (Greenland) hike + kayak in Tasiusaq Photo ofNarsarsuaq (Greenland) hike + kayak in Tasiusaq

    The tour is organised by Tasermiut ( https://tasermiutgreenland.com/ ) They started from their own hostel in Qassiarsuq but they offered a pick up at our hotel in Narsarsuaq and the transfer with a Zodiac to cross the Fj...

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  • Sermermiut

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    near Ilulissat, Avannaata (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    6.55mi
    Elevation +
    1253f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofSermermiut Photo ofSermermiut Photo ofSermermiut

    Full circle hike to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, through Sermermiut valley. Contains some steep areas, otherwise rather moderate.

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  • near Qaqortoq, Kujalleq (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    7.27mi
    Elevation +
    436f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofQaqortoq (Greenland) . Ring around the lake Photo ofQaqortoq (Greenland) . Ring around the lake Photo ofQaqortoq (Greenland) . Ring around the lake

    Easy walk around the Qaqortoq lake. On the way back there is some up and down but not steepy. You can also enjoy amazing views of the Fjord and some icebergs.

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  • near Narsarsuaq, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    11.95mi
    Elevation +
    2434f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofGreenland-Narsarsuaq-Glacier 14. júní 14 Photo ofGreenland-Narsarsuaq-Glacier 14. júní 14 Photo ofGreenland-Narsarsuaq-Glacier 14. júní 14

    A short drive brings us some way up the Hospital Valley, from where we walk through the picturesque Flower Valley and up to the glacier - Narsarsuaq Glacier ("the Dead Glacier"). A dead glacier in Greenland is a glacier,...

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  • Kuannit Disko Island

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    near Qeqertarsuaq, Avannaata (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    6.97mi
    Elevation +
    266f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofKuannit Disko Island Photo ofKuannit Disko Island

    Kuannit is located approximately 5 km east of Qeqertarsuaq and it is here that we find the beautiful basalt columns. Kuannit is not only beautiful but the nature is also very lush with lots of different flowers, mosses a...

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  • Nanortalik, Greenland

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    near Nanortalik, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    7.23mi
    Elevation +
    899f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofNanortalik, Greenland Photo ofNanortalik, Greenland Photo ofNanortalik, Greenland

    Walk around the mountains around Nanortalik. We didn't know the area much and we had limited time, but we found beautiful places and great views of the area.

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  • near Narsarsuaq, Kujalleq (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    6.94mi
    Elevation +
    1060f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofNarsarsuaq (Greenland). Flower Valley and Kiattut Glacier Photo ofNarsarsuaq (Greenland). Flower Valley and Kiattut Glacier Photo ofNarsarsuaq (Greenland). Flower Valley and Kiattut Glacier

    We had this tour with Tasermiut ( https://tasermiutgreenland.com/ ) . They pick up us at our hotel (Narsarsuaq) and drive till the stating point. Easy trail almost flat, just a steepy part at the end. The guide ( Eva ) ...

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  • near Qassiarsuk, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    12.91mi
    Elevation +
    1329f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofGreenland-Qassiarsuk-Tasiusaq 15. júní 14 Photo ofGreenland-Qassiarsuk-Tasiusaq 15. júní 14 Photo ofGreenland-Qassiarsuk-Tasiusaq 15. júní 14

    On this tour you sail from Narsarsuaq to Qassiarsuk (Brattahlíð). While you hike towards Tasiusaq you will experience a lush, green landscape alternate with small lakes and the ice-filled Sermilik fjord. You pass idyllic...

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  • near Narsarsuaq, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    4.41mi
    Elevation +
    1870f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofGreenland-Narsarsuaq-Mellanlandet 17. júní 14 Photo ofGreenland-Narsarsuaq-Mellanlandet 17. júní 14 Photo ofGreenland-Narsarsuaq-Mellanlandet 17. júní 14

    This trail is up to the mountain above Narsarsuaq towards "Mellanlandet". I dont have the name of the mountain. There was no marked trail on the way up and the birchscrub was not easy to go through, but I found a footpat...

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  • Qaqortoq (Greenland)

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    near Qaqortoq, Kujalleq (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    3.33mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofQaqortoq (Greenland) Photo ofQaqortoq (Greenland) Photo ofQaqortoq (Greenland)

    Easy walk on the top of the hill. You will have amazing view of the town and the Fjord that is in the back. You follow the road till the end (the highest blue house you can see from the town). Just after the house the tr...

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  • near Ilulissat, Avannaata (Groenlandia)
    Distance
    3.55mi
    Elevation +
    486f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofIlulissat (Greenland). Yellow route Photo ofIlulissat (Greenland). Yellow route Photo ofIlulissat (Greenland). Yellow route

    A short hike on the coast with amazing views of the ice coming from the Fjord Easy trail, just follow the yellow dots

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  • From Kangersuneq to Nuuk

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    near Neriunaq, Sermersooq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    81.53mi
    Elevation +
    10010f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofFrom Kangersuneq to Nuuk Photo ofFrom Kangersuneq to Nuuk Photo ofFrom Kangersuneq to Nuuk

    Go also to www.christener.ch/kapi This is a route, not a track! It follows the recommended hiking route in both maps Nuuk and Nuuk Kapisillit Austmannadalen. Be aware that you have to find your way! We used the GPS ro...

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  • near Narsarsuaq, Kujalleq (Grenlandia)
    Distance
    4.30mi
    Elevation +
    282f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofNarsarsuaq to Flower Valley campsite Photo ofNarsarsuaq to Flower Valley campsite Photo ofNarsarsuaq to Flower Valley campsite

    An easy walk mainly on dirt roads to the camp site. There's a glacier river nearby and plenty of drinking water sources.

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