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Arctic Midnight Orienteering

Competition nameArctic Midnight Orienteering
Start date20080625
End date20080628
CountryGreenland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityIlulissat
Club/organizerIlulissat Orienteering Greenland
Region of countryGreenland
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners100
WRE event?No
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Latest entry dateJune 09 2008
Entry fee (Euro)60
Event descriptionOrienteering competitions in magnificent Greenland nature Challenging orienteering in exciting open and hilly landscape. Orienteering maps of an area of 50 km2 in 1:10.000 and 1:15.000, contour interval 5 m. 36° magnetic course. Midnight sun, open scenery, ocean, bay, islands and a lot of icebergs. Clean fresh air, 5-15°C and a mean monthly rainfal l of 30 mm.
Terrain descriptionThe terrain is situated at the city of Ilulissat with a view of the Kangia (Ilulissat Ice Fiord) and the Disko Bay. It is an open, hilly area with bare rock, stones or topsoil covered with moss, lichen, crowberry, heather and grass. At this time of the year there is daylight for 24 hours. The temperature will normally be between +5 and +15 degrees centigrade. The maps are orienteering maps based on photogrammetry in scale 1:10,000 and 1:15,000. Contour interval is 5 meters.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Combine orienteering competitions with unique experiences in beautiful nature Experience Ilulissat and Diskobay: Mountain walk with or without guide. Yachting at Diskobay and Jakobshavn Icebay through enormous icebergs. With ship or helicopter to active iceglaciers. Photosafari, ex. icebergs, seals, whales. Yachting to towns and villages in the surroundings. Angling for codfish, trout’s and Greenland halibut. Historic walking tours, city walks and visit to museums.
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