14 km of scenic and tough terrain that includes the ascent of Ukkusissat Kangilequtaat (the highest peak of Nuuk area with almost 800 from sea to summit)
No previous experience is required, but only the physically fit should attempt this challenging peak to enjoy an absolutely unbeatable view of the city and the surrounding fjord system.
This circular route starts from sea level near the new jail (under construction) to cross the Paradise Valley with its costline and alpine terrain with clear streams, small waterfalls and lakes to ascent Ukkusissat Kangilequtaat hiking and scrambling on steep terrain to ascent the mountain by a technical (but not extreme) and beautiful route to the top and its unbeaten views of the fiord system that surrounds Nuuk.
From the top, we descent to the lake Qallussuaq following the west summit ridge until we reach the less rugged terrain to descent to the big lake. From there we will follow the trail to Qinngorput (the new Nuuk area) where we will pick up and transfer by car to Nuuk downtown.
Physical conditions: You should be in very good physical and mental condition and be physically active on a regular basis (2-4 hours per week).
Previous experience: The participant has to be familiar on hiking 15 km. per day on non-marked trails and mountain terrain carrying their personal equipment, and be able to scramble on a steep but not vertical terrain (over 600 meters of elevation gained).
Please inform in advance if have any illness, lesion or problem that can condition the development of the activity.
- Duration: 8-9 Hours (depending on the group and the terrain conditions)
- Number of participants: From 1 to 6
- Season: June – October
- DKK 1.700,- per person – incl. Soup
- Physical requirements: 3/5
- Meeting Point – Tupilak Travel office, at Ilivinnguaq 1
What is included: Trekking poles, helmet, chicken soup, energy bars and hot chocolate, and transfer from the tourist office and return.
What to bring*: Day backpack (40 liters), waterproof jacket and pants, wool socks, base layer (pants and long-sleeved t-shirt (not cotton) fleece or thermic middle layer, an extra and warm but packable jacket for breaks and in case weather conditions turn colder), hat or similar (for example a buff to cover the head and specially the ears), warm gloves, sun cream, ski goggles, sunglasses, mosquito net, mosquito repellent and knife or multitool.
*If you don’t have balaclava, ski goggles or very warm gloves we have some extra for you.
Terms and General conditions
As typically outdoor activity, the schedule, its duration and the itinerary (including breaks) can be shortened or changed on the way because of the weather, terrain conditions or group skills, etc. It relies solely on the guide, who decides how the excursion gets through in terms of safety and comfort.
Nuuk Adventure reserves the right to cancel the activity before the departure in case of bad weather and in any situation beyond the control of Nuuk Adventure that will prohibit the execution of the excursion in a safe manner. It is respectively the captain of the boat and the certified hiking guide who decides if the weather permits the execution of the excursion or not.
All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Nuuk Adventure does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.