All good hikes, especially one as long as the Arctic Circle Trail, beg for a bit of spontaneity, so create your own adventure whenever you please. Take the abandoned canoe you stumbled upon for a spin. Bring your lightweight fishing gear and aim for fresh trout for dinner. Play nature photographer when reindeer, small Arctic fox, and hare skitter past.
When the toes need a bit of relief, and the back a break after days with a heavy pack under the warmth of the eternal summer Midnight Sun, take a day’s pause from walking to enjoy your own company. The breath of fresh air will energize you anew.
A TRAIL FOR ALL SEASONS
When Northern Lights in the dark sky followed by waking to the sight of snow-capped mountains signal autumn’s onset, the Arctic Circle Trail begins its transformation into a winter adventure thoroughfare.
Dog sledding mini-expeditions from Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq guide you across the same landscape in just a few nights’ time.
The huts, which are often passed up in exchange for sleeping in tents in summer, are a welcome sight on the winter horizon when it is 20 below.
Otherwise, amp up the volume to keep your blood pumping with more active modes like cross-country skiing or even snowmobiling.
The deafening silence of the Arctic Circle Trail is calling out to you… Are you coming?