At the beginning of the climb, the Arctic Trail coincides with a leveled path. Markers have to be looked for properly. You will come across a high, curvy peak. Past this, while traveling on the trail; you will bypass several remarkable lakes located in a beautiful valley, which are all linked to each other. Total distance 19km.
Exit the Eqalugaarniarfik Hut and walk along a track to a rocky, river channel. Once you have traversed, you will see a levelled path, which was constructed to transport heavy equipment from the head of the fjord to the lake. This path is a monstrosity and it’s best to avoid it as much as you can. Initially, you can evade it by traversing, then by looking for markers for the Arctic Circle Trail. The path goes along the Arctic Circle Trail at a relatively lower height. Further along the route, the path and the Arctic Circle Trail become one.
Walk on the path till you get to a point where it turns left abruptly. Leave the path to join a thin, rolling track with an incline. The place offers beautiful sights across the valley of rounded peaks with steep cliff surfaces. The path will meet the Arctic Circle Trail once more. Ascend sharply a short distance to get to a marker on a curvy ridge. It is better to leave the track at this point. (If, however, you do decide to continue on the track, at roughly 300m., you will go past a small dam. The lakes on the west receive water from the lakes from the east. The water has been relayed to supplement the flow of a hydro-electric power station, in the distance.)
Immediately after the track descents downward, turn left to get onto a thin track. Look out for markers to be able to traverse a little valley and ascend onto a curved, stony peak. Then take a left turn beside it. One of the initial peaks to be seen is capped with a huge rock, which has been cracked into ginormous pieces. Areas of exposed rock, present close by are abundantly covered with rocks.
The approximate elevation of this point is 450m. It is included in the extensive highland known as Iluliumanersuup Portornga. The top rolls and parts of it can be seen collapsing to sand and gravel. Enjoy the scenic sights of an extremely stunning sequence of small lakes enfolded around the base of the Taseqqat Saqqaa range. You might see the mountains partially covered with snow. In the distance, across the valley, you may be able to view the glacial tops of Qaqqapalat.
You must look for markers, particularly before a sharp decline of about 100m. You will pass from near a small lake first and then a large lake during this decline. A thin track emerges next to the southern coast of the lake. It elevates to stay clear of a small cliff growing out of the water. At the southern end of the lake, direct sunlight is hard to reach because of the sheer cliffs, facing northwards. The plants which grow in this part are used to of getting little sunlight.
The route then sways towards the north and rises to traverse a stream. A small lake can be seen from this point. The map displays this point as a tent pitch. Go past a marker, cross a stream and descend downhill to get to a much bigger lake. The coastline of the lake is at an elevation of about 300m. According to the map, this is a smooth walk along the coast. However, in reality, it goes up and down many times and often diverges away from the water. At times, you will have to walk through marshy sections, rocky parts, or places with a thick growth of willow scrub.
Hikers generally go along the coast till they get to a place where a river runs out of the lake. Past this point, they walk downstream, along the river. Before getting to the river discharge, look for the markers. These can be seen on mounds of moraine and exposed rocks over the lake. The track is not very clear, however, the markers have an Arctic Circle Trail marking. A track can be followed to go downstream, through the valley, either way. The river becomes wide and channels before it joins the lake. The land next to the lake is a combination of marshy, wet and with clumps of low vegetation. The thin track distances itself from the coast. Huge lumpy cliffs elevate to curvy peaks. On leaving the lake, the river divides itself into channels. A majority of these become shallow ponds whereas sluggish meanders slide through a wide marshy land. On meeting yet another river, the water flows slowly in a northwards direction. Luckily, the hikers do not have to pass through any of these waters or the marshlands. The track remains at the foot of an incline and is solid and dry.
Straight ahead, in the wide valley, you will be able to see a curvy hill. On the left of its peak lies a small hut. Hikers may go directly towards it, passing through marshy sections and no clear path, or they may follow scantly present markers with hardly any track connecting them together. You will be walking near a small lake, on the right-hand side of the hut. It will eventually take you to a bigger hut next to a bigger lake. However, this becomes visible only when you are very close to it. Interestingly there is no tramped track between the two lakes, even though they are only 500m apart.
You can see almost the same places from both the huts. These are a bigger lake and a noticeable island. In the distance, you can see the mountains of Nerumaq, Taseqqat Saqqaa, and Innajuattoq. Turn back to look away from the lake and you will see the Igannaq and Taseeqqap Saqqaa ranges. The higher mountains which are above a 1000m. high remain covered with patches of snow, all year round.0