Polar Circle Marathon

26-27 Oct 2024

Russell Glacier

At the edges of the Greenland Ice Sheet, glaciers groan as they slowly move outwards. Come witness one such towering wall of ice known as Russell Glacier.
24 Oct, 27 Oct | 4 hours | 100 EUR

Kangerlussuaq enjoys the unique pleasure of being the only place in Greenland where you can drive to the Ice Sheet. We will board a tundra coach - a special 4WD vehicle designed to handle ice, rocks, and uneven ground- and then drive partially off-road on the fascinating route to the magnificent Russell Glacier. The drive will take approximately 1.5 hours, and along the way we'll be on the lookout for wildlife such as reindeer and musk oxen. 

The glacier is an impressive sight, with vertical walls of ice that rise as high as 60 meters. We will not walk on the glacier itself, but you'll have a chance to hike along the glacier's edge to truly appreciate its immense power. We'll get close enough for some great photo and video opportunities before heading back to Kangerlussuaq. 

  • About the Tour

    Duration: 4 hours 

    Departures:  This excursion runs Thursday and Sunday. Participants will be allocated a date according to where they are staying, what distance they are running, who they are travelling with etc. Your race pack will indicate the date and time of your excursion (if booked).


    - English-speaking guide

    - Transport from Kangerlussuaq to Russell Glacier and back