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Arctic Circle Race, Sisimiut - Greenland

The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five majors circles of latitude, just above the west coast of Greenland.

The Arctic Circle marks the southernmost latitude, passing through Kangerlussuaq the international airport in Greenland, which is one of Sisimiut’s settlements.

Arctic Circle Race is known for world’s toughest cross-country skiing sport in the world.

The Arctic Circle Race starts and ends in Sisimiut.

The Race

Take on the 160-kilometer-long challenge and the spirit of the world’s toughest cross-country ski race.

The Arctic Circle Race is acknowledged as the world’s most challenging and awe-inspiring cross-country skiing competition. This three day adventure race covers 160 and 100 kilometers, and participants spend two nights in a camp surrounded by the white mountains and beautiful wilderness of Sisimiut, Greenland.

DATE 2024

22-24. MARCH


160 km






9 AM

Succes Stories

His Royal Highness King Frederik X ACR Participant 2016, 160 KM

“On a day like today, Greenland stands so sharp and beautiful. It’s what we all hope for. We don’t always get it, but if one is positive and believes in the good in everything, then you get a day like today.”

Ukaleq Slettemark, Participant 2024, 160 KM

"I am enormously proud to represent the commonwealth
and proud to stand under the Danish flag
- for both Greenland and Denmark."

Jesper ACR Participant 2023, 160 KM

“The experience has been fantastic! From the whole setup to the people, and the amazing nature and of course, it was a very, very tough race. No doubt about it. It’s been brilliant”

Helle Groothaert Jensen ACR Participant 2023, 160KM

“It’s just very beautiful, really challenging, really hard! But really great!”

Lasse ACR Participant, 160 KM

“I couldn’t have tried like this, and these circumstances, the weather, the snow, the sun, it’s just perfect! I couldn’t asked for more, so I’m very happy and I believe too, it’s the best day of my life.”

Ready to challenge yourself?

Participating in the Arctic Circle Race in Sisimiut, Greenland, alongside nearly 250 eager participants is indeed a thrilling and challenging ski adventure.

The rugged wilderness and extreme conditions make it a truly unique and rewarding experience for those who are up to the challenge.

Whether you’re a seasoned cross-country skier or someone who is looking for to test their limits, the Arctic Circle Race offers an incredible opportunity to push your physical and mental boundaries while exploring the stunning Arctic landscapes.

Let’s meet at Arctic Circle Race!