The Arctic Circle Race on Greenland is known as one of the world’s most challenging ski races and becomes now the so far longest Visma Ski Classics Challengers event with a distance of 160 km. The race starts Friday, March 26, 2021.
”It’s an adventure beyond your imagination,” promises Ane Storgaard Carlsen, Arctic Circle Race Chief of Communications.
The three-day ski race takes place through the magnificent, varied, and sometimes harsh countryside in Greenland north of the Polar Circle. Here the participants have to ski 160 km in three days in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius.
At night the participants sleep in small tents in the fantastic nature under the Northern Lights. When they reach the camp each day, they have to cook for themselves and dry their clothes for the next day - but they also get a free massage every day.
During the race, the participants experience traditional Greenlandic dance and music. They get to taste Greenlandic specialties, for example, whale, mush ox and scrimps. Furthermore, they get to see traditional Greenlandic clothes, and of course, they have a chance to try both dog sledding and snowmobiling.
It is possible to join a light version of Arctic Circle Race, which means that the participants” only” have to ski a 100 km route.
Arctic Circle Race has already had participants between the ages of 16 and 81, both professional skiers and participants who never tried cross-country skiing before.
Read more about Arctic Circle Race here.
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Greenland offers fantastic views. Photo by: David Trood.
Top picture. Photo by: Jesper Hansen.