Hiking Lille Malene

Adventures, Travels

On our Sunday off of work we went for a hike on Lille Malene. Meaning “Small Malene” in danish, Malene being a girls name.

This was without a doubt the most spectacular hike I have been on, so much that even Hawaii can go home. It was also the steepest hike I’ve done. There were times I looked up the mountain and had to ask my co-worker if he was sure this was hikeable. And to think there is a Store Malene (Big Malene) too…. I’ll save that one for my next visit to Nuuk!

Throughout the hike I was continuously debating with myself whether this was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen or not, and I think it just might be. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

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When walking up the mountain you kept having to turn around to get every aspect of the incredible view that kept getting better with every step you took

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I almost sacrificed my life for this picture. Stepping 2 meters up on that rock meant EXTREME wind that I was not prepared for. Whoopsies. Great picture though

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Gotta stay hydrated

Yup, I will just see you up there

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After climbing the steepest part of the mountain we took a well deserved break in the sun


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This lake is located on Lille Malene, and is where Nuuk gets their drinking water from. Pretty cool

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IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL

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Made it to the very top!

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I tried to pull of a headstand at the very top of the mountain, but as you can see it didn’t quite work

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Feels about reaching the top

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One more attempt

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Aaaaand there we go

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As we headed down the other side of the mountain the sun started to set which gave us the most beautiful light

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In the winter this mountain is where you go skiing in Nuuk. Crazy to think with all of the rocks we passed by. We walked back down the mountain along the ski lift

Pretty amazing right?

// Annika

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