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First Arctic Circle Run Held in Iceland

The Arctic Circle run will be held on Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island which lies on the Arctic Circle, on September 8. It will be the first public run on the island and Iceland’s northernmost run. It is sponsored by TVG Zimsen.


Grímsey. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The run will start at 11 am outside the community center Múli. Runners can choose from two distances: one circle around the island, which is 12 kilometers, or two circles and 24 kilometers. Both routes will be timed, Morgunblaðið reports.

Grímsey can be reached by the ferry Sæfari from Dalvík or by air from Akureyri with Nordlandair and Air Iceland. Runners can register on until 10 pm on August 31. There is no registration fee.


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