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Backpacker - - 365 Days Of Adventure - –Cas­san­dra Majewski

ARC­TIC CIR­CLE TRAIL, GREEN­LAND

If you’re look­ing for a bright side to a warm­ing planet, try this one: hik­ing in Green­land. Ice is melt­ing at in­creas­ing rates, open­ing up the coasts, so be­fore crowds ar­rive, move this up on the pri­or­ity list. The is­land’s Arc­tic Cir­cle Trail sees just 1,000 or so hik­ers an­nu­ally—it’s never crowded—but do the 100-mile trek in early Septem­ber to max­i­mize soli­tude (and min­i­mize mos­qui­toes). You can stay in free huts along the way, but some only fit four peo­ple, so pack a tent just in case. Fly to Kanger­lus­suaq and hike west to­ward Sisim­iut on the coast. There, catch a 25-minute flight back to the start. CON­TACT arc­tic­cir­cle­trail.net

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