In order to register for Icefjord Midnight Marathon, all international runners must sign up for one of the tour packages.
Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons™️, the Icefjord Midnight Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits. Spectators welcome!
Whether it's culture or nature you're seeking, Greenland has the answer. Explore all that the country has to offer - from a cultural kaffemik to thrilling glacier visits.
The Icefjord Midnight Marathon is more than just a marathon - it's a journey through Greenland! Greenland offers an unbelievable number of attractions. Among others, you can take a kayak through the Icefjord, go on an 'air safari', or add an extension to camp on the ice cap itself!
Eqi Glacier is 5-kilometers wide and a magnificent sight to behold. Known as the "calving glacier," we are almost certain to witness pieces of ice breaking off.
2 Jun, 3 Jun | 6 hours | 350 EUR
Only a few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which ends in the fjord 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat. By boat, it is possible to get very close to the glacier and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off (called 'calving'). The sounds are enormous and the sight of icebergs crashing into the water is breathtaking.
We will sail on modern boats that will get us quickly to the glacier. The route heads north along the coast, passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut, and the big fjord system called Pakitsoq, where whales and seals are often seen. Further along we will pass through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steep mountains and boasts waterfalls and a rich bird life.
Upon reaching Eqi, we will anchor at a safe distance and idle for approximately an hour in front of the glacier. While we wait for the ice to calve, we will enjoy a packed lunch that we've brought with us from the hotel. After we've thoroughly enjoyed the sight of the glacier, we'll head back to Ilulissat.
About the Tour:
Duration: 6 hours
- Packed lunch from Hotel Hvide Falk/Hotel Icefiord - Boat trip to and from Eqi Glacier
The price Sunday 02 June is EUR 350 The price Monday 03 June is EUR 350 (this tour will only be for guests on the 6-day tour package)