Icefjord Midnight Marathon & Half Marathon

RUN THE ICEFJORD MIDNIGHT MARATHON! For many years we have been selected as an official travel agency. This allows us to offer you GUARANTEED ENTRY in conjunction with travel package.

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Date: 28 May 2022

Location: Greenland

Pricing: From R 45 825

The Icefjord Midnight Marathon route will start and finish just outside of the historic Hotel Hvide Falk. Both marathon and half-marathoners will run the same route, but the marathon runners get the pleasure of enjoying the views twice!

There are virtually no flat sections on the run – instead, the course constantly fluctuates between mild ups and downs (generally not more than a few meters at a time). From Hotel Hvide Falk, you will follow the road for approximately 4 km through town. After climbing a wooden staircase, you then are on the ‘yellow track,’ which you will follow for approx. 3 km over hilly, rocky terrain. While the dazzling view of the icy fjord can be quite distracting, don’t forget to look where you place your feet!

Once you reach the old heliport, the yellow track turns into the ‘blue track’, and you’ll follow a wooden path into the official UNESCO World Heritage site. The wooden path only lasts for about 1 km, and then you are running on trails again. After another 2.5 km of trail, you’ll reach Holms Bakke, and turn left onto the ‘red track.’ You’ll follow the red track back up to the old heliport, and then turn right to continue back into town. The course will be well-marked by race officials, and each track is additionally permanently marked with paint circles of their respective colors.

Back in town, you’ll follow along the road and take a tour of the eastern side of Ilulissat before running 4 km up to the airport. From this point, you’ll traverse the same path back to Ilulissat. For the half-marathoners, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump until you are back at Hotel Hvide Falk and you can take some well-deserved relaxation. The marathoners will continue on to enjoy the Icefjord and the loop a second time!

The marathon begins at 21:00 and the half-marathon begins at 22:30.

The prices are per person – runner or non-runner. The race entry is additional for runners.

 

Package 1: 5 day, 4 night in Ilulissat

Approx. R 45 825 per person Standard double share room

Approx. R 52 165 Standard single room supplement

 

Approx. R 49 245 per person Bay View double share room

Approx. R 58 505 Bay View single room supplement

 

26 May 2022: Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat (Town Walk)

27 May 2022: Icefjord Boating, Semermiut Hike, and Race Briefing

28 May 2022: Race night

29 May 2022: Ilulissat Day – Optional Excursions & Celebration Dinner

30 May 2022: Farewell Greenland

 

 

Inclusions

  • Round-trip flight from/to Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Domestic transfers from/to Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat
  • 4 nights accommodation in Ilulissat
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (incl. celebration dinner, farewell barbecue, etc.)
  • Icefjord by Boat Tour
  • Guided Ilulissat City Walk
  • Guided Sermermiut Hike

 

Exclusions

  • Flights to/from Copenhagen
  • Accommodation in Copenhagen
  • Race entry
  • Optional excursions/extension
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’

 

Package 2: 6 day, 5 night in Ilulissat

Approx. R 47 775 per person Standard double share room

Approx. R 55 575 Standard single room supplement

 

Approx. R 51 675 per person Bay View double share room

Approx. R 63 375 Bay View single room supplement

 

 

26 May 2022: Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat (Town Walk)

27 May 2022: Icefjord Boating, Semermiut Hike, and Race Briefing

28 May 2022: Race night

29 May 2022: Ilulissat Day – Optional Excursions & Celebration Dinner

30 May 2022: Ilulissat Day – Optional Excursions

31 May 202: Farewell Greenland

https://icefjord-midnight-marathon.com/icefjord-midnight-marathon-2022-6-day-package

 

Inclusions

  • Round-trip flight from/to Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Domestic transfers from/to Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat
  • 5 nights accommodation in Ilulissat
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (incl. celebration dinner, farewell barbecue, etc.)
  • Icefjord by Boat Tour
  • Guided Ilulissat City Walk
  • Guided Sermermiut Hike

 

Exclusions

  • Flights to/from Copenhagen
  • Accommodation in Copenhagen
  • Race entry
  • Optional excursions/extension
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’

 **Flights to Copenhagen usually arrive too late to connect same day to Kangerlussuaq so you would most probable require a night extension (at additional cost) in Copenhagen pre and post tour.

Room Options

If you choose a shared double room when booking, you will be paired with another traveller of the same gender.

If you prefer to have your own room, choose single room. A single supplement will apply.

 

Marathon or Half-Marathon:

Price approx. R 4 875

  • Race entry includes:
  • English-speaking race officials
  • English-speaking medical team from Denmark and Greenland
  • Timing and results
  • Medal
  • Exclusive Icefjord Midnight Marathon T-shirt
  • Manned water and supply stations along the route

Booking Form 

Standard Terms & Conditions

Optional Excursions and Travel Insurance are extra costs. More details will be provided if you wish to book.

Insurance is not included in the package but adequate cover is essential for travel. We can arrange Travel Insurance comprehensive cover. Terms and Conditions are available on request