Hike to Garnet Rock

Destination: 
Kangerlussuaq
Duration: 
8 hours
Difficulty: 
4 of 5
Min. participants: 
6
Season: 
May - Oct
Price (adult): 
DKK 595
Price (child): 
DKK 360
Price includes: 
Transfer, lunch, hammer, chisel and guide
Customer Rating: 
4.3 out of 5
Total Ratings: 
58

We will drive to Tacan (by car or bus), the mountain south of Kangerlussuaq, and enjoy the fantastic view. From Tacan, we circle the big salt lake. The walk is mostly downhill, although we can’t avoid climbing a few hills.

After 2½-3 hours of hiking through spectacular landscape with good chances to spot musk oxen, we will find ourselves at Garnet Rock. Now is the time to bring out our hammers and chisels and start our hunt for the semi-precious stones, garnets. In between the hammering, we'll take a break to enjoy our packed lunches.

Peregrine falcons breed at the rock, and we might hear or see them. Musk oxen are also occasional guests in the area. Now that we hopefully have our pockets full of gems, we head back along the shores of beautiful Lake Ferguson. We will probably see the great northern diver nesting by the lake. After passing the lake, we are picked up by a car or bus and taken back to Kangerlussuaq.

Hike to Garnet Rock