Arctic Circle Trail (ACT)

Greenland Greenland

An adventure above the Arctic Circle.

Worth knowing

The Arctic Circle Trail runs for a length of 170 kilometers through Greenland.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and demanding and it usually takes 9 days to walk the Arctic Circle Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in managed huts and in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Arctic Circle Trail

170 km
Elevation gain
3.370 m
Elevation loss
3.470 m
Highest Point
454 m
Lowest Point
0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
170 km
3.370 m
3.470 m
454 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Arctic Circle Trail
  • in managed huts
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Arctic Circle Trail
Wilderness / Virtually no people and no settlements

The best time to hike the Arctic Circle Trail is:


Arrival to the Arctic Circle Trail

You will arrive via Kangerlussuaq Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zu Fuß. Duration approx. 1 hours.

Departure from the Arctic Circle Trail

Departure is via Kangerlussuaq Airport.

You can get to the airport per Flugzeug. Takes about 1 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Arctic Circle Trail

What else you should know about the Arctic Circle Trail

Here we have summarized some important information for you

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