Svalbard Ski Marathon 2025

26 April 2025

Ensure your space at Svalbard’s biggest event of the year!

The Svalbard Skimaraton attracts about 1,000 participants annually, including many world-class racers, and all lodging in Longyearbyen typically sells out many months in advance. Our special personalized offering will guarantee you a comfortable and friendly place to relax before the race and warm up afterward.

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Picture yourself gliding across a pristine white canvas, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks and vast icy plains. Svalbard, an archipelago situated between Norway and the North Pole, offers a truly unique setting for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. 

The Svalbard Ski Marathon, held annually in April, attracts skiers from around the world eager to test their mettle in extreme conditions. The marathon offers two main race distances: the classic 42-kilometer full marathon and the 21 km half marathon. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first-time participant, the event caters to all skill levels, providing a thrilling opportunity to push your limits in the heart of the Arctic wilderness.

The marathon route itself is a mesmerizing journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Svalbard.

While this marathon is undoubtedly a physically demanding endeavor, it is also an opportunity to embrace the camaraderie and spirit of adventure. Participants will meet like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds, forging new friendships and sharing stories of their Arctic conquests. The event’s warm and welcoming atmosphere, combined with the striking backdrop of Svalbard’s icy wilderness, creates an unparalleled sense of community and shared accomplishment.

In addition to the main race, participants and spectators can also engage in a range of pre- and post-marathon activities, such as exploring Svalbard’s unique wildlife, visiting historical sites, and indulging in traditional Arctic cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this remote archipelago and discover the resilience of the local communities living in harmony with the Arctic environment.

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Booking your accommodation with us for the 2025 marathon is now open on our online booking on our website!

What we offer:

  • Complimentary Breakfast: Start your day right with a delicious breakfast included in our rates. From 7:30 to 10:00.

  • Special Marathon Breakfast: On the marathon days (12th, 13th, and 14th April), we go the extra mile to ensure your energy levels are at their peak. Enjoy a specially curated breakfast, featuring eggs, fruit cuts, waffles, cookies, and sausages! To accommodate early-risers, breakfast on the marathon day, the 13th April, begins at 07:00.

  • Complimentary Coffee and Tea: Throughout your stay, indulge in the comforting warmth of complimentary coffee and tea, available to you at any time.

  • Tour Assistance: If you plan to extend your stay beyond the marathon, we are here to assist you in booking pre or post- marathon tours. You can check the activities you can do on our Activity Page or the Activity Calendar. If you need help with recommendations, do not hesitate to let us know!

  • Exclusive Discount on Tours: As our valued guest (for direct bookers), you have a 5% discount on tours with selected partner operators. 

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