Dates and Schedule

The 2020 dates for the Iceman Polar Challenge will be the 14th to 22nd April. These dates are departing and returning to Akureyri in northern Iceland - an extra few travel days will need to be included on either side of these, dependent on your individual travel plans.

Please see the Getting to Greenland section for further details on Iceland travel arrangements.

Wednesday 14th April Check in at Akureyri airport at 9am for your flight to Greenland. On arrival, you will be greeted by the Tangent team and given initial training in the use of your camping equipment.
Thursday 15th Initial training day covering the use of pulks and camping in an Arctic environment.
Friday 16th Further training including glacier travel systems
Kit & Safety equipment check
Final Event Briefing
Saturday 17th Challenge Day One - through Poskkassen Valley
Event start 09:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Sunday 18th Challenge Day Two - across Hurry Fjord
Event start 09:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Monday 19th Challenge Day Three - up Kalkdal Valley
Event start 09:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Tuesday 20th Challenge Day Four - across the glaciers
Event start 08:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Wednesday 21st Bad weather contingency day, with optional tours and activities.
Prize giving and final night party.
Thursday 22nd Return to Akureyri, Iceland. Participants to arrange their own onward travel within and home from Iceland.)

* Participants still skiing will be picked up and transported to event camps by snowmobile, or to basecamp at Constable Point on the final day.