East Greenland - Tasiilaq exploring a vast wilderness on foot

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The trip includes a four day/ three night backpack taking us along a 16 km corridor of 1200 meter peaks to Kurgamiit in remote North East, before turning west then south to hike past two glaciers and follow the Valley of lakes back to our base in Tasiilaq.

In Tasiilaq we have a couple of day hikes and some well deserved R&R.

Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium. The majority of its residents are Inuit, whose ancestors began migrating from the Canadian mainland in the 13th century, gradually settling across the island.

Greenland is the world’s largest island (Australia, although larger, is generally considered to be a continental landmass rather than an island). Three-quarters of Greenland is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica. With a population of about 56,480 (2013), it is the least densely populated country in the world.


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This was my blog and a must read for anybody visiting Greenland interested in nature https://easterngreenland.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/notes-from-greenland/

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