In order to register for Polar Circle Marathon, all international runners must sign up for the tour package.
Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons™, the Polar Circle Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits. Spectators welcome!
Whether it's culture or nature you're seeking, Greenland has the answer.
The Polar Circle Marathon is more than just a marathon - it's a journey through Greenland! Explore all that the country has to offer - from the dazzling northern lights to towering glaciers to the vibrant town of Ilulissat.
Formerly known as the trading post Rodebay, Oqaatsut is a charming village just a short boat ride north of Ilulissat. Sail up to see the town and hear about the local history.
30 Oct | 5 hours | 190 EUR
We start the tour by boat from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut; a 30-minute boat tour where we sail among the gigantic icebergs from the Ilulissat Icefjord on their path north of Ilulissat. After we arrive in Oqaatsut our guide will take you on a tour of the settlement where you, among other things, will see the school, church, and fish factory of Oqaatsut. Our guide will tell you all about living in a small settlement-community and the history of Oqaatsut.
The settlement tour ends at Restaurant H8 Explorer where we will be serving lunch made from local ingredients. After lunch you will have time on your own to hike in the area or simply enjoy a peaceful hour or two with a cup of coffee and unforgettable views before the boat sails us back to Ilulissat.
Afterwards we will board our boat which will take us speedily back to Ilulissat. On the route back there is plenty of scenery to enjoy. The 70 million year old volcanic Disko Island to the west and the green mainland to the east. We will pass Ilulissat Airport and the popular bay Bredebugt, which is surrounded by small cabins owned by locals.
About the Tour:
Duration: 5 hours
- Boat trip to and from Oqaatsut - Lunch at restaurant H8 - Local guide