Competition schedule

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Rules and guidelines

Please check out the swimming rules, click here.

Registration

The 3000 meters start is sold out, but there are still a few places to 2000 m.

Water temperature

17 ° Celcius

12/7/2019

Registration at the Polcirkel house

You can avoid a rush and make your final registration in our office in Polcirkel house before the competition. The office is located in the small building behind the Polcirkeln house. On registration, you'll get a bag, timer tag, and swimming cap. If you make registration at the office, you don't need to make registration on the start area.

We are open

  • Friday 12.00 - 20.00
  • Saturday 8.00 - 10.30 and 16.00 - 20.10
Registration

2000 m

11.00 - 12.00 Registration for 2000 meters

If you have registered already in the office you don't need to do registration again.

In connection with the registration you will get a bag to which you can put your clothes and other things you want a return to the finish area. If you take part only to 2000m swimming, you will get also the swimming cap and the timer.

12:30 Preparing for the start

Competitors move to the restricted starting area. There will be check-in when you entered the starting area. Add timing tag wristband on to your wrist, because you need to touch timing mat at the finish. Please ask help from others to get the wristband to your wrist.

Please leave your bag on a marked area.

13.00 Start

The contestants swim are crossing the border to Finland and the timezone, passing by the Arctic circle and reaches the finish line back in Sweden at Niska's shore close to Polvallen (football field).

Important information about the swimming track

Swimming track is marked by buoys (or barrels), please stay close to them and on their right side. The boats will be on the left side of the buoys. So the buoys and the boats will be on your left. It is important that you stay all the time close to the buoys.

13:20 Finish line in Sweden

When you enter the finish line, touch the red timing mat on a pier to register your time. Then walk along the aisle to the beach.

Warm berry soup and coffee are served at the finish area. Sauna, showers and hot tubs for the contestants at Polvallen football field. 

If you swim also 3000 m take your bag and with you. If you take part only for 2000 m competition please leave our bag to finish area or Polvallen football field.

15.20 Award giving ceremony at Polvallen football field

2000 meters awards. Coffee and snacks for sale.

Intervall

You have to wait several hours between swims of 2000m and 3000m. There is a summer cafe in Polcirkelhuset (Arctic circle area) where coffee, pizza and fastfood dishes are served. If you want to rest you can also use Polcirkelhus upstairs.

3000 m

These times are Swedish time, Finnish time is +1 hour. Please keep mind that your mobile phone can change time zone depending on your roaming network.

Wear warm clothes, the evening before the start can be chilly.

20.30 Bus transportation departs to Finnish Juoksenki.

Departure to Finnish Juoksenki from the Arctic Circle house (Polcirkelhuset).

Navigator: Storavägen 60, 95723 Juoksengi, Sweden.

There is no transportation to the starting point of 3000 m swim after swimming, so those who come alone by car is recommended to come first to Sweden (Arctic Circle area) from where swimmers will be transported to Finland by bus.

21.00 Evening Party in Juoksenki (Finland)

The villages Juoksengi and Juoksenki compete against each other in “tug of war” and more. Coffee, sausages, and snacks for sale. This takes place at the 3000 meters starting area. The event is free of charge.

Navigator: Rantatie 2, 95640 Juoksenki, Finland.

21.00 - 22.00 Registration for 3000 meters

If you have registered already in office or 2000 meters start you don't need to do registration again. 

At the 3000 meters starting area in Juoksenki, Finland. In connection with the registration, you will get a bag to which you can put your clothes and other things you want a return to the finish area. If you take part only to 3000m swimming, you will get also the swimming cap and the timer.

23:30 Preparing for the start

Competitors move to the restricted starting area. There will be check-in when you entered the starting area. Add timing tag wristband on to your wrist, because you need to rise your tag above timing mat at the finish. Please ask help from others to get the wristband to your wrist.

23.05 Start 3000 meters from Finland (14th of July 2019, 00.05 Finnish time)

The contestants swim from the Finnish shore, crossing the border to Sweden and the timezone, passing by the Arctic circle and reaches the finish line at Niska's shore close to Polvallen (soccer field).

Important information about the swimming track

Swimming track is marked by buoys (or barrels), please stay close to them and on their right side. The buoys are either blue and white or blue and yellow. The boats will be on the left side of the buoys. So the buoys and the boats will be on your left. It is important that you stay all the time close to the buoys.

23:30 Finish line in Sweden

When you enter the finish line, touch red timing mat with on the pier with your timing band hand to register your time. Then walk along the aisle to the beach.

Those who swim in under 55 minutes reaches the finish line the day before the start. When you reach the finish area go immediately to the shore along the aisle where one of the official records the arrival order of the finish. 

Soup and coffee are served at the finish area. Sauna, showers and hot tubs for the contestants at Polvallen football field. 

Please leave our bag to finish area or Polvallen football field.

01.30 (possibly even earlier) Award giving ceremony at Polvallen football field

3000 meters awards. Music entertainment. Coffee and snacks for sale.

Timing tag

You can shorten your timing tag. Add timing tag wristband on to your wrist. Please ask help from others to get the wristband to your wrist.
Timing

Swimming track

Buoys or barrels are on your left side, please stay close to them and on their right side.
Route

Finish and timing

When you enter the finish line, touch the red timing mat with your hand to register your time. Then you are ready to walk to the beach.
Timing

On sale

You can buy Swim the Arctic Circle caps and stickers at the Registration Office.
Cap
150 SEK
Sticker
20 SEK

Car parking

The distance between the starting point and the destination of the 2000 meter swim in Sweden is approximately 2.7 km. If you are arriving by car, you can leave the car for example at Polcirkelhuset (Arctic Circle area) and walk about 2 km to the starting point or you can leave the car on the starting point of 2000 meters swim. Then someone of us organizers can drive the drivers (swimmers) back to the starting point where the cars are.

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