Hiking in East-Greenland – Guide
A hike to the abandoned village of Uunarteq (Cape Tobin) offers incomparably beautiful Arctic nature, challenging terrain and close encounters with snow hares, eider ducks, sea urchins and, if you are lucky/unlucky, polar bears.
You can read about this in this blog post on the hiking site GoNature, which also contains other exciting articles about hiking, travel tips, etc.
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Ghost town in the fog
The wind picks up and a haze begins to roll in from the east. When I finally reach Uunarteq, I can hardly see anything anymore, and this isn’t so good because it makes it harder to orientate myself in relation to polar bears. I take shelter in one of the houses in the abandoned settlement. I get warm and eat some food I brought with me. The settlement is a bit of a ghost town, the way that the 20-30 abandoned houses stand there in the fog. Read on here…