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South Greenland - Dag 19 : Sissarluttoq

Today was a lot easier than expected. The day started with a climb from sea level to 500 meters, but as there were no bushes and the route was well marked it wasn't very difficult. It was cold and windy though. Going downhill I started deviating from the route as I will be taking a detour. It immediately felt a lot nicer to make my own route compared to continuously worrying if I wasn't taking a wrong turn. In the afternoon it was only a few kilometers until another ruin, so I decided to make a push for it. 

greenlandic canyon
greenlandic ruin
greenlandic views

According to the map these were one of the best preserved ruins in south Greenland. Compared to the piles of stones I had seen elsewhere they indeed looked pretty good. There was also an emergency shelter nearby as well as a suggested camping spot. That one turned out to be very good, it consisted of level grass with a nice view over the ocean. 

greenlandic ruin
greenlandic ruin
waterfall in greenland

Tomorrow I first have to climb from 50 to 700 meters elevation and then descent back to 380 meters. Then I want to the climb the mountain Nuuluk at 823 meters. With some luck I will manage. After the mountain it is all downhill until I reach the village Igaliku where I will buy my ticket for the boat back to Narsarsuaq.

shelter in south greenland
inside a greenlandic shelter
hiking in greenland

will see how everything works out. The last few days it has been cold in the morning and the sun gets out increasingly late. Today it had been cloudy the entire day and I think I will get some heavy rain soon. The last few days I have been balancing between simply being tired and getting exhausted, but today I am feeling better again

greenlandic landscape
greenlandic landscape
greenlandic landscapes