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IceFjord Midnight Marathon 2024 - Prices from £2545.00pp

IceFjord Midnight Marathon 2024

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The Icefjord Midnight Marathon takes place in Ilulissat, Greenland, where the UNESCO-accredited Ilulissat Icefjord provides a spectacular backdrop to this unique race. A race like no other, we offer the opportunity to run in the shine of the night! This trail race leads participants over a variety of surfaces including; pavement and gravel roads in and around the town, a short stretch on a wooden path, and rocky trails with a stunning backdrop of Icefjord’s shimmering icebergs.

For international participants, race entry is only possible in conjunction with a multi-day tour package. The packages include all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway: accommodation, social events, sightseeing, and select meals and transportation per the itinerary. Packages also generally include ample amounts of free time, during which you can choose to join organized excursions or explore the region at your own pace.

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On Request Bookings

Request Bookings will confirm that you have accepted our Booking Conditions.  Your booking is not however, guaranteed until our partner company confirms availability. Please expect confirmation of place within 1-3 days of making your booking. Your card payment details will still be required for the deposit to secure your space, though please be advised this information will be held securely, and the card will only be debited upon confirmation of booking. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Albatros Adventure Marathons reserve the right to change the itinerary and/or running course without further notice in the event of extreme weather.

By signing up for this event, you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

Visa

If you are holding a passport from a country with visa requirement to enter the Schengen, you must apply for a special validation of your Schengen visa to enter Greenland, as Greenland is not part of the EU and Schengen Agreement. The Schengen visa and special Greenland validation must be applied at the Danish embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

More information on visa to Greenland can be found here.

Arrival Information

The 5-day tour starts in Copenhagen, Denmark. All participants will meet at Terminal 2 in Copenhagen Airport. The flight to Greenland departs early in the morning, and Air Greenland does not cooperate with other airlines, meaning you must claim your luggage at Copenhagen Airport, clear customs and check in again for the flight to Greenland.

As check in closes one hour before departure, we therefore strongly recommend that you do not book a same day connection, but instead arrive in Copenhagen one or more days in advance. Pre-package nights can be booked in Copenhagen.

On return to Copenhagen, the arrival is in the evening. Once again please note that we do not recommend same day connections out of Copenhagen due to the late arrival from Greenland and the fact that luggage can’t be checked in all the way. It is possible to book post-package nights in the city centre.

Room Options

If you are a solo traveller and choose a shared double room when booking, we will pair you with another traveller of the same gender. If you prefer to have your own room, choose single room. A single supplement will apply.

For either single rooms or shared double room, please contact us.

Flight Times

Please check the website for updated flight times but keep in mind these are subject to change.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in the price. It is strongly recommended for all participants to have sufficient insurance coverage during their stay in Denmark and Greenland.

Age Limits

Full marathon runners must be at least 18 years old on race day.

Half marathon runners must be at least 16 years old.

Packing List

Packing for north of the Arctic Circle is all about layers. Even though it is summer, it will not be “warm” by most people’s definitions. In general, it is a good idea to have a base layer that will warm up your body (merino wool, for example), as well as a wind-protective outer layer. The weather can change rapidly, so having extra layers is a good idea. That way, you can adapt to warmer or cooler conditions.

What to Bring:

Practical clothing incl. a warm jacket

Hiking boots

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

Cut-off Times:

The Marathon starts at 21:00 in the evening and the Half Marathon starts 22:30

The race officially ends at 4:00.

This means that marathon runners have a cut-off time of 7 hours, while half-marathon runners have a cut-off time of 5 1/2 hours. All runners with a net finishing time slower than these cut-offs will receive a FNT (Finished No Time) on the result list.

After 4:00, we will drive around and collect any runners still on the route. Any marathon runners that have not begun their second loop within 4 hours will be held back at the start/finish area (the half-way point).

Weather

As we are significantly above the Arctic Circle, participants should prepare for the day to be chilly, with an average temperature between 6 and 7°C (43 – 45°F). Ilulissat averages about 7 days of rain in June, so there is a small chance that the race will see some rain. That said, June is known as a dry month in Greenland.

Hotel Options

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  • Hotel Hvide Falk

    Napparsimaviup Aqq 18 Ilulissat Greenland 3952

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    Hotel Hvide Falk is centrally located in Iluslissat, otherwise known as the ‘Iceberg Capital’. Set besides the Icefjord lagoon, this comfortable hotel is a great base to explore the Arctic. There is a restaurant and bar onsite to enjoy Greenlandic tastes and design. 

    The rooms are all en-suite with a flat screen TV and a desk, most boasting excellent views over the Icefjord. Your included breakfast is served in the restaurant where you can choose between a continental or buffet breakfast. 

    Select from a single or a twinshare in a standard room at Hotel Hvide Falk. Alternatively, we have Bay View Rooms and Bay View Apartments available, if you wish to upgrade to either of these please contact team@destinationsport.com

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • City Centre Location
  • Hotel Icefiord

    J. Sverdrupip Aqq. 10, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland

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    Hotel Icefiord is a beautiful harbor hotel located in the center of Ilulissat, Greenland. It offers a spectacular view over the panorama of the UNESCO world heritage site of Disko Bay and its crystal-white glaciers. We offer comfortable single or double rooms, equipped with all modern facilities and private bathrooms.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Restaurant

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