Tasiilaq in East Greenland has lot of hiking options. Since my stay here was just 3 days, I chose to hike to Qaqqartivagajik. If you want the best views, this is the hike that is most recommended.
Now, I am an amateur hiker. I don’t carry any maps and don’t plan any routes when it comes to hiking. This was supposed to be a 4-5 hr hike but I ended up hiking around 6 hrs. I took a different path in between and had to do some steep climbing down to get back on the right track.
Some pictures from the Hike to Qaqqartivagajik:
Partial view of Tasiilaq town
On the shores of Tasiilaq
Small lakes along the hike
This bird kept following me along the hike
This view was one of the best parts of the hike
The ocean filled with icebergs
At the other end of Tasiilaq town
That green patch with water stream is where I need to go and the path is steeper than it looks here. Lost the way and couldn’t find a path to get down. Took this steep path to get down.
Finally down safely and that narrow ridge is what I climbed down. Crazy stuff with lots of balancing. Not recommended ofcourse, but I had lost my way and halfway down, I realized that it was more dangerous than I had anticipated. But now I couldn’t climb back because there were too many loose rocks above me. So, had no option but to take this crazy route. One crazy hike
Beautiful lakes along the way
The final frontier – Qaqqartivagajik peak (679m). Couldn’t get to the top as there were too many loose rocks ahead and I was on a wrong path. So close yet so far 🙁 But couldn’t complain with overall views and the entire experience. One of the most strenuous hikes I had ever done.