30.4.2020: NOTE: DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN EUROPE, the event of 2020 takes place in summer 2021: read more the issue from event’s organizer’s website: http://swimac.eu/en/
Swim the Arctic Circle Swimming Competition in the Tornio River in Lapland
Come in July to cross the border in a unique open water competition on the Tornio River. The event offers the chance to swim across a national border, the Arctic Circle and a time zone. You are invited to test your own limits.
The swimming competition has taken place since 2011, and it is operated in the open waters of the Tornio River. The start of the Swim the Arctic Circle event is July 10, 2021 at 23.05 Swedish time (July 11, 2021 at 00.05 Finnish time). The challenge includes the temperature of the natural water, the weather and the flow of the river.
Additional information from the official page: http://swimac.eu/en/
The swimming distances in the competition are marked downstream. The starting point is north of the Arctic Circle, and the goal is south of the Circle. There are two races, one for men and one for women. There are 2000m and 3000m routes. The 3000m route is a midnight swim from Finland to Sweden across the Tornio River.
VIDEO: Swim the Arctic Circle swimming competition on the Tornio / Torne River in Lapland