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Svalbard Ski Marathon

Type:Sport

9170, Longyearbyen

Tel: 79021333

Svalbard Ski Marathon

Available

Longyearbyen (28 Apr 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday10:00 - 18:00

About

ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Participate in the world’s northernmost cross-country ski marathon accompanied by armed polar bear guards! Svalbard Ski Marathon offers a spectacular Arctic ending to the ski season on the last weekend in April each year.

You can choose between untimed classes (half marathon, half marathon youth and marathon) or try the timed full marathon. All classes are in classic style.

The Svalbard Ski Marathon, which was first held in 1993, is now Svalbard’s largest individual event. The event is organised by the local sports club Svalbard Turn. The course has an elevation change of around 400 altitude metres. Changing weather and the risk of polar bears means special attention is attached to safety. Polar bear guards patrol the course on snowmobiles, which adds an extra dimension to an already memorable event.

 

Facilities

Season

  • april

Duration

  • 1 day
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