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Swim the Arctic Circle 2017, Juoksengi in Sweden and Juoksenki in Finland

Date: 
Saturday, 15 July, 2017 (All day)

A unique swimming competition! http://swimac.eu/en/

Come and cross borders in the open-water swimming competition in the Torne river.
You will not only swim across the border between Sweden and Finland, but also across the Arctic Circle and the time zone.
Feel welcome to come and cross your own personal borders too.

2000 m

The mass start at 2000 meters is done during daytime. It starts at the beach north of the Arctic Circle and before reaching the finish-line south of the Arctic Circle you will have swum over the national boarder to Finland. Start and finish at the Swedish shore.

3000 m

Night swimming in the bright nordic summer night. Starting from the Finish shore right after midnight, Finnish hour. You will not only swim over the border between Sweden and Finland, but also cross the Arctic Circle and the time zone. The one that is able to swim the distance in less than 60 minutes will actually cross the finish-line before the day the competition began.