When to hike

When to hike in the Arctic Circle Region

The main hiking window in Greenland is from mid-June to late-September. For those wanting to hike with snowshoes, another window of February to April will usually give the best conditions. 

Outside of these times, hiking more difficult as:

  • the weather is very unpredictable
  • there is a high possibility of slippery ice patches, particularly on north-facing slopes 
  • the lakes have not yet iced over or the ice is starting to melt/become unstable 
  • trails can be very boggy due to melting snow

You hike our trails at your own risk, so please make sure you have sufficient experience and the correct equipment.