Greenland Glaciers Ultra-trail
from the 16th to the 29th of August 2021
7 steps of Trail
for 163km of raid and show
“Venture into the Far North meeting Inuit”
Trophy Paul Emile Victor of Fjordsen Icebergs around Narsarsuaq
There is an old dictum that says: “after traveling the whole world, there is still Greenland.” Go to the Arctic on a polar trip, for this mythical UltraTrail race that we have prepared for you in a setting of another world between Fjords and Icebergs.
Highlights will be the official Greenland Marathon with the local runners, and (the eventual) stage at the Polar Circle, and we will have the honor of the presence throughout our trip of an expert from the Inuit and the Arctic: Stéphane, the son of Paul Emile Victor the legendary explorer.
Trip of 14 days
- in 7 steps
TrailRunning or Trekking :
- in 7 steps
etween Fjords and Icebergs, experience the endless days of the polar circle
Greenland, this huge island mostly covered with ice is one of the few places that combine such beautiful landscapes, such bright light and such pure nature.
Mountains, splendid glaciers, the most spectacular fjords on the planet and icebergs : it is a varied decor that is served to you on a tray. Emotions, curiosity and respect for the scale of the scenery and the human challenge of populating such isolated and harsh regions during the winter months, during which the climatic and communication conditions are particularly difficult.
Much more than a trip, it is an extraordinary Trail experience that awaits you, with the daily meeting of the Inuit population , the discovery of their culture, sharing in their company. But a little secret between us, especially do not venture to call them “eskimos”.
Welcome to Greenland, Welcome to another world!
«We do not inherit the land of our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.»
(Maxime amérindienne reprise par Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
You will remember:
- Inuit people and local traditions.
- Participation in the official “Leif Eriksson Marathon”.
- From your various trips through the Fjords, either by boat or by kayak in front of the immensity of the icebergs.
- From the stage (possible) to the Polar Circle and from the arrival at the foot of the ice cap.
The small advantage of this trip:
- Exceptional moments to live thanks to the privileged contacts with our local teams and the presence of Stéphane, the son of Paul Emile Victor, expert of the polar regions.
- A race composed in an imposing place.
- A careful organization offering you safety and discoveries.
It is not just a race, It is a journey designed with care and passion.
Our Eco-Friendly commitment
As trailers and sportsmen as well as world travellers, we pay special attention to preserving our planet as best we can.
In order to compensate for the carbon impact of our air travel, we propose carbon compensation for each flight through the GOODPLANET foundation.
We also attach particular importance to working fairly with our local partners, their staff and other stakeholders. Responsible tourism is one of our key values, and that is why we suggest that each participant read and sign the ATR organization traveller’s ethical charter.
Greenland Glaciers Ultra-Trail, with Fjords in Icebergs around the Narsarsuaq
Like a curtain lift giving way to a wonderful show the ice cap is revealed before your eyes while you are still on the plane. Welcome to Narsarsuaq, you are in the Arctic, total change of scenery guaranteed for the next sequel and this as soon as you arrive. It is truly in another world that takes place this UltraTrail Greenland Glaciers / Paul-Emile Victor Trophy.
The raid “Trophy Paul-Emile Victor” takes place in the southern half of Greenland on two different poles: Narsaq and Narsarsuaq.
7 stages of stars around Narsarsuaq including the 4th which is just simply the participation in the “Leif Eriksson Marathon” that we reserve for you with the opportunity to compete with the Inuit people. Most of the trips to the stages will be done by boat on the fjord Erik the Red.
Open your eyes, in the middle of the ice and sometimes near the icebergs, you may see whales. And in preparation, a possible final step at the latitude of the Polar Circle with an arrival at the foot of the ice cap.
A demanding challenge due to the number and difficulty of stages coupled with the significant kilometre volume it offers. Between the short nights, the accumulation of altitude differences and the isolation present, it is a whole panel of factors that will make this race a test of a sharp level. Very spectacular, the stages vary between 18 and 30 km, the shortest being related to the relief, in particular that of the glacier of Narsarsuaq, very alpine, on a small trail.
Qassiarsuk – Tassiussaq
Nunaataq – Qassiarsuk
Itilleq – Igaliku
Blue Ice Camp
Choose your challenge!
TrailRuning from 5 km/h TrailRuning or Trekking from 3,5 km/h
Departure allowed on the following days of a dropout
(unless a contraindication by the doctor).
Unforgettable encounters, strong moments and an engraved race
in your memories, this is the promise we make to you!
The history of the Paul Emile Victor Trophy
It was during the crossing of the Alps in harnesses of sled dogs of Greenland carried out by Serge that it all began. This event repeated the one made by Paul Emile Victor and Michel Perez on their return from Greenland. From thread to needle and from encounters to encounters, Serge and Cathy built the idea of the Paul Emile Victor Trophy, a raid already organized by NED in 2017.