The world's toughest cross-county ski race
With its 160 kilometres (100 miles) over three days, the Arctic Circle Race has been called the world's toughest cross-country race. Skiers from all over the world compete against each other in the classic cross-country style race.
The Arctic Circle Race is held near Sisimiut on Greenland's west coast in the middle of magnificent Greenlandic scenery, where the competitors are surrounded by endless snow landscapes and by hospitality and helpfulness from the many volunteers and other competitors.
Conditions en route
Good physical fitness, mental strength and a real spirit of adventure are the most important qualities for competitors once the starting gun has signalled the start of the Arctic Circle Race. At night the skiers sleep in tents in the middle of the Arctic wilderness, whilst during the race itself they are accompanied by dogsleds for safety reasons.
History of the cross-country race
The Arctic Circle Race was created in 1998 and today is one of the regular annual events on the international sporting calendar for cross-country skiing enthusiasts and nature-lovers.
The success of the race depends every year on the huge local support and involvement of the people of Sisimiut, who, along with the organisers and the good skiers, create the special atmosphere that makes the Arctic Circle Race more than just any other ski race.
For more info on the next race, visit www.acr.gl