Every two years young athletes from across the Arctic meet at the Arctic Winter Games to compete in a number of sports both modern and traditional. The games are at once social and competitive in nature and serve to create cross-cultural ties in the Arctic on many levels.

The next games will be held in Nuuk in March 2016, and already now the city is preparing for the event, which will be a great time to see what this small scale Arctic metropolis can offer in terms of both active adventures and cultural experiences.

The games are at once social and competitive in nature and serve to create cross-cultural ties in the Arctic on many levels.

The next games will be held in Nuuk in March 2016, and already now the city is preparing for the event, which will be a great time to see what this small scale Arctic metropolis can offer in terms of both active adventures and cultural experiences.

... if you ask at the Arctic Winter Games office in Nuuk you might just get a chance to see the athletes live in their preparation for the next games.

The so-called "Arctic sports" are an important element of the Arctic Winter Games and they are all old Inuit games performed with regional variations throughout the centuries. Today they are as alive as ever, both as sports and as symbols of culture and community, and if you ask at the Arctic Winter Games office in Nuuk you might just get a chance to see the athletes live in their preparation for the next games.

Disciplines such as the one and two foot high kick, arm wrestling, finger pulling, and many others may not make it to the next Olympics programme, but they are sure to entertain, and the spectators usually get deeply involved in cheering and supporting, creating a powerful atmosphere around the athletes.