Event day schedule

on the Saturday 13th of July 2024

Water temperature

19 ° Celsius

2023-07-14

Registration at the registration office

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 numbered bag, a timer tag, and a swimming cap. If you make registration at the office, you don't need to make registration in the start area.

We are open

  • Friday 12th, 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 13th, 8:00 - 10:30 and 16:00 - 20:10
Registration

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 some of us organizers can drive the drivers back to the starting point where the cars are.

Area map

Scroll down and you find an area map at end of this page.

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 numbered swimming cap and a timer tag, a bag in which you can put your clothes and other things you want a return to the finish area. If you take part in only 2000m of swimming, please leave your numbered bag to Polvallen.

12:30 Preparing for the start

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

Please leave your bag in a marked area.

13:00 Start

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

Important information about the swimming track

The 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 about 200 meters from the beach.

If you swim also 3000 m swim, please take your bag with you. If you take part only in the 2000 m competition please leave our bag at the Polvallen football field.

15:20 Award-giving ceremony at Polvallen football field

2000 meters awards. We will give out the T-shirts during the prize giving. Coffee and snacks for sale.

Print out a certificate at home

You can print out your certificate at home from the result page. Just click your result on the result list and you'll find your certificate.

Timing

Timing tag

You can shorten your timing tag, there are scissors in the starting area. Add timing tag wristband on to your wrist. Please ask help from others to get the wristband to your wrist.
Route

Swimming track

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

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.

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, and Finnish time is +1 hour. Please keep in mind that your mobile phone can change the time zone depending on your roaming network.

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

21:15 Bus transportation departs from Sweden to Finnish Juoksenki

Departure to Finnish Juoksenki from the Arctic Circle house (Polcirkelhuset). Driving time is approx. 1 hour.

Navigator: Storavägen 60, 95723 Juoksengi, Sweden.

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

22:00 in Juoksenki (Finland)

Coffee, sausages, and snacks are for sale. This takes place at the 3000-meter 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 the 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 swimming cap and a timer tag, and a numbered bag in which you can put your clothes and other things you want a return to the finish area.

22:30 Preparing for the start

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

23:05 Start 3000 meters from Finland (14th of July 2024, 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 reaching the finish line at Niska's shore close to Polvallen (soccer field).

Important information about the swimming track

The 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 close to the buoys.

23:30 Finish line in Sweden

When you enter the finish line, touch a red timing mat 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 reach 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 officials records the arrival order of the finish. 

Soup and coffee are served at the finish area. Toilets, sauna, showers, and hot tubs for the contestants at Polvallen football field about 200 m away from the shore. 

Please leave our numbered bag at the Polvallen football field.

01:30 (possibly even earlier) Award-giving ceremony at Polvallen football field

3000 meters awards. We will give out the T-shirts during the prize giving. Coffee and snacks for sale.

Print out a certificate at home

You can print out your certificate at home from the result page. Just click your result on the result list and you'll find your certificate.

Timing

Timing tag

You can shorten your timing tag, there are scissors in the starting area. Add timing tag wristband on to your wrist. Please ask help from others to get the wristband to your wrist.
Route

Swimming track

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

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.

Area map

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