Skiing race in Ilulissat

The Ilulissat Icefjord Challenge is a new skiing race in Ilulissat, which will run for the first time in April 2024. 

The race is a collaboration between Avannaata Komminia, Skiing Club I.S.P. langrend, Illu Science and Art, Greenland Skiing Association and World of Greenland. In this context, World of Greenland facilitates website and registration, but is not the main organizer of the race.

The purpose of the race is to spread the skiing sport among children and adults in Ilulissat, and at the same time create awareness of Greenland and Ilulissat as an exciting winter destination. 

The race is a non-profit event for World of Greenland.

This amount is used to buy new skis for the club and to invest in skiing locally.

Children can borrow skis for free. They can be collected from the ski club.

World of Greenland facilitates registration, but is not the main organizer of the race.

Sæt kryds i kalenderen d. 22. februar 2025 kl. 10:00

You can pick up your number from 09:00 am at the start/finish area


The routes

Tilmelding senest d. 20. februar 2025

The short route

Starts at 11 am
The short route runs in a circle on the plain towards Akinnaq. See also maps of the routes below.
Free of cost

The long route

Starts at 10 am
The long route runs out to Allanniarfik and back to Ilulissat again. See also maps of the routes below.
Please remember to bring a backpack with extra clothes if you sign up for this route.
Price per person
DKK 150,-

Download race map here

What is included?

Drinks on the route
Cake at the finish line
Start number

for the fastst man and woman on each distance

Price per person
DKK 150,-

Please remember not to leave any trash on the route

Planning to borrow gear?


d. 21. februar kl. 16:00-17:00


Equipment can be picked up at the Ski Club I.S.P Langrend on Sisorarfik.

Only for children

Free ski and boot rental only applies to children.


It is free for children to borrow the equipment from the ski club. Loans of equipment take place on a first-come, first-served basis.

Return of equipment

Udstyret kan afleveres tilbage efter endt løb ved skiklubben.

Thanks to the following supporters

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Tlf: +299 94 43 00

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300 Email:

Difficulty Level
1: Easy

An easy tour means that you must be able to walk a few kilometers in slightly hilly terrain. Like taking a walk on paths in the woods, with a little detour every now and then. You must also be mobile enough to be able to board a boat, even if it may sway a little.

2: Moderate

Accessible to anyone with good health, who is used to off-road walking and hiking. When it comes to sledding, we call it moderate, as you may have to get off the sled and walk / run next to it. In addition, you need to have a healthy back as there will be bumps along the way.

3: Challenging

On a challenging hike you must be able to walk up and down steep hills. You may also have to walk on loose rocks and cross streams, and walk on snow/ice. Involves hiking with a backpack. When challenging is used in connection with sledding tours, it is because we expec that you can walk / run after the sledge up hills, if this is needed. 

4: Demanding

On a demanding hike we expect you to be in good physical shape. This means that you can hike long distances, maybe during several days, and that you can climb many altimeters during the day. Eg. our hike to the Inland Ice, where 1000 altimeters and 20 km must be climbed in one day. Demanding hikes involve hiking with your own backpack.


Expedition level. Requires considerable effort and perseverance. Only suitable for people in really good physical shape.

Besøgende til Glacier Lodge Eqi

Glacier Lodge Eqi, er beliggende på fjeldet 100 m over vandet. Vi anbefaler derfor at bagage medbringes i en rygsæk, da stigningen ikke gør det muligt at medbringe en kuffert. Bemærk, at landgangen ikke er handikapvenlig. Alle vandreture i Eqi, samt vandring på egen hånd bør betragtes som fjeldture der går fra udfordrende til meget krævende.

Ilimanaq Lodge

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300