Marathon, half-marathon et Polar challenge  from october 26 to 30  2023

The Coolest Marathon on Earth

Ice as far as the eye can see. Incredibly fresh air. Musk oxen and arctic foxes on the stark landscape of the arctic tundra.

Yes, we are in one of the most remote corners of the world: Greenland. Feel the soft crunch of snow beneath your shoes while running through the arctic desert and over the Greenland Ice Sheet as you immerse yourself in rare and exceptional natural beauty... what more could we ask for?

The Polar Circle Marathon - often referred to as "the coolest marathon on Earth" - takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The endless ice and arctic tundra of this vast country are the backdrop for this unusual race, in which runners race through the soundless arctic desert past glacier tongues and moraine landscapes. This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most remote corners of the world while daring to take part in an extremely challenging running event.


Runners can choose between the marathon Saturday or half marathon Sunday or run both by joining the Polar Bear Challenge!




PACKAGE from October 26 to 30, 2023 (5 days - 4 nights)

Comfort Package: Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Standard room in double occupancy: From 4,300$CAD /pers, deposit of 1,290$CAD upon reservation by bank transfer or credit card. Final payment of CAD $3,010 by bank transfer or credit card payable 90 days before your arrival in Denmark.

Single occupancy Standard Room: From $4,995 CAD /pers, deposit of $1,500 CAD upon reservation by bank transfer or credit card. Final payment of CAD $3,495 by bank transfer or credit card payable 90 days prior to your arrival in Denmark. 


  • Round trip flights Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland
  • Race Registration
  • English speaking guide
  • 4 nights of your choice at the Kangerlussuaq hotel
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Ice Cap Route Inspection



  • International flights to/from Copenhagen
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Cancellation insurance due to illness or injury before departure
  • Travel and health insurance (we strongly recommend that you take out sufficient insurance)
  • Accommodation in Copenhagen
  • Additional tours and excursions
  • Beverages
  • Anything else not listed under "Inclusions"
  • Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agencies $3.50/$1,000




Marathon or half-marathon - 465$CAD

Polar Circle Challenge - 620$CAD


Registration for the race includes:

  • English speaking race officials
  • Medical team
  • Timing
  • Transport to the starting point
  • Manned drink stations including safety equipment
  • Starting number and medal
  • Exclusive Polar Circle Marathon 2023 running t-shirt


Nordic Lights.

October 27

2 hours



Tundra Safari and Kangerlussuaq Tour

October 26 or 28




Russell Glacier

October 26 or 29

4 hours



Illulissat extension package, bay view, double occ. double

From October 30 to November 2

3 nights