Hike To Garnet Rock | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Explore the incredible backcountry of Kangerlussuaq and bring a gemstone with you home on this 8-hour hike! This tour is the quintessence of a Greenlandic summer exploration, offering views of spectacular landscapes, wildlife and fresh mountain air.
Your tour starts from your selected pick-up point. You'll be driven to the Tacan by bus or car, a mountain located south of Kangerlussuaq village. Your hike starts here. The hike is mainly downhill, but we will encounter some hills along the way. We will hike in a pace that won't be too demanding.
En route, chances of seeing a herd of musk oxen grazing and other wildlife such as reindeers, arctic hares, and polar foxes, are very good. You can also enjoy the sights and smells of Greenlandic flora - crowberry bushes, dwarf birch, and rhododendron bushes are common in this Arctic mountain landscape.
After approximately 2-3 hours you will have reached Garnet Rock where you will have a rest and be able to eat your packed lunch while enjoying the silence around you. After eating, you will be given a hammer and a chisel so you can dig for your very own piece of the famous Garnet stones. The guide will help you find some interesting pieces, and who knows what you might find! There are good chances of seeing Peregrine falcons as these grounds are near their nesting area. These falcons are quite rare, so seeing them is a spectacular experience.
After taking in all these great experiences and the fresh mountain air, you will be heading back along the Ferguson lake and over to where a bus or car will be waiting to pick you up and take you back to Kangerlussuaq.
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- Transportation to and from Kangerlussuaq
- Experienced guide
- Lunch pack
- Hammer and chisels
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
Terms of service
Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.
We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".
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