Arctic Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k by Santa Claus, takes you to the most authentic of Finnish Lapland. The race starts from Father Christmas’ village square in Rovaniemi, where the exact Arctic Circle line is located.

The race takes place between semi-urban areas combined with coniferous forest and the crossing of some frozen river.

In addition to running, the organization offers experiences such as riding on sleds pulled by Huskies or watching the aurora borealis while we will be staying in a 4-star Finnish style bungalows with sauna and all the comforts and meals, airport transfers, trophy giving party, technical jacket, finisher medal and much more included.

Discover the program, race rules, maps, and everything else this extraordinary arctic experience has to offer below.


Course highlights

Sunday 7th April. The run starts at the polar circle line, given by Santa Claus, then heads through a small loop in the forest with freshly packed snow to finally go along a pedestrian path from Santa Claus village to Rovaniemi and back.

Start address: 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland

Finish address: 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland


Route map