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Enrollment for 2017 starts 1. november

1. November 2016 we start the enrollment for Spitsbergen Marathon 2017, Saturday, June 3. The run takes place in and around Longyearbyen and has in recent years gained a steady increase of participants. We welcome more happy runners to our arctic island, on top of the globe. Here is the opportunity to combine competition, physical…

  • What an experience

    “Wonderful surroundings, and nice weather. Good friends and a nice banquet.”


    Knut Deram, Oslo, Norway
  • Simply magic!

    “As I arrived in Longyearbyen, just after midnight in full daylight, it was snowing. But the marathon day was sunny even if windy (temp about 0°). So I could appreciate the very particular landscape: a land that you can love with no limits, or hate deeply. I really felt in love. The race is very well organized. The majority of the course is rather desolate and very fascinating. The surface is a mix between tarmac and coal dust/shale. The course is a two-lapper. There are some climbs of 5K at 14K and 35K that sap you: a great and different challenge. A good and very friendly post-marathon party in the evening. People are very nice and friendly. I had some very interesting days in Spitsbergen, walking over glaciers and visiting Barentsburg by ship. Having 24 hours of daylight did not affect my sleep pattern. Unique island – worth a visit to run the World’s Northernmost Marathon.”


    N. S., Italy
  • Glory Days

    “I ran the Spitsbergen Marathon 2012 and was first in my category (50-60). It was fantastic…not an easy traject but beautiful….A very good organization and a wonderful week in Longyardbyen.”



    Theo Schoofs, Bree, Belgium