Dates and Schedule

The 2020 dates for the Iceman Polar Challenge will be the 7th to 16th 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.

Tuesday 7th 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.
Wednesday 8th Initial training day covering the use of pulks and camping in an Arctic environment.
Thursday 9th Further training including glacier travel systems
Kit & Safety equipment check
Final Event Briefing
Friday 10th Challenge Day One - through Poskkassen Valley
Event start 09:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Saturday 11th Challenge Day Two - across Hurry Fjord
Event start 09:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Sunday 12th Challenge Day Three - up Kalkdal Valley
Event start 09:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Monday 13th Challenge Day Four - across the glaciers
Event start 08:00. Event cut off 19:00*
Tuesday 14th Bad weather contingency day.
Wednesday 15th Optional tours and activities from Constable Point or in the village of Ittoqqortoormiit.
Prize giving and final night party.
Thursday 16th 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.

** Participants wishing to stay on in Greenland have the option of delaying their return to Iceland until Tuesday 21st April.