There are no permits required to hike the Arctic Circle Trail.
However, we ask ALL users of the Arctic Circle Trail (regardless of nationality, which direction you are going, how you are traversing it, or whether you are travelling in a group) to please call into the Canoe Centre and fill out the form you will find there.
The image shows how this has been set up in the centre of the main room. Every hiker/user (even if you are travelling with others) should fill in a form, fold it up and place it in the red Brugseni bag.
Once we find out how many ACT users we have, we will be much better able to:
- apply for funding to help maintain the trail and improve the user experience
- protect the environment by monitoring numbers of users
- identify how people are using the trail
All information is kept private within Destination Arctic Circle and aggregated before it is used for reports and planning purposes.
There are no costs associated with using the Arctic Circle Trail.
However, if you would like to support the trail’s maintenance, please consider donating after your hike. All contributions will be used only for the purposes of improving the experience along the trail.
For those who wish to fish along the trek, you do need to purchase a fishing license. These can be obtained at the Post Office (Tusass) in any town in Greenland including Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut. More information can be found on the Municipality website (Danish only. Right-click on the page and choose “Translate to …”).