Run a marathon in the 'Land of a Thousand Islands'
The midnight sun looming high in the sky, humpback whales in Disko Bay and great support from everyone in the town; these are just some of the ingredients that make up the event every year in June when Aasiaat Midnight Sun Marathon is held.
The marathon route itself runs four times around the town and out to the airport. The route follows tarmac roads running over gentle hills. The marathon always takes place during the latter half of June so that runners can experience the midnight sun.
On the day after the race there's a celebration with dinner for the participants featuring dancing and live music. This is a festive event in which the whole town comes to the arena and mingles with the participants.
Out on the airport road there's a view of Disko Bay, where you can see the icebergs and humpback whales, which in the summer months like to swim close to the town when foraging in the bay.
As a runner, you'll be "accompanied" by the midnight sun, which in previous years has shone brightly in the sky. In addition to the classic marathon distance, you can also choose to run a half marathon, 10.5 km, 5 km or 3 km.