The Arctic Circle

The constant daylight of the Arctic Circle in summer.

A marathon, exploration, and the perfect mini adventure in the wilderness. Cold, crisp and carefree. Good friends Scrappy, Mike and I ventured into the chilly mountains. We were initially in Tromso to run the midnight sun run. What came after was driving north, and ever further north until the roads ran out.

The Arctic Circle is one of the two polar circles and the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of Earth. Staying in a small shared room, we turned the heater on, dumped our kit and got the map out.

From cute camping shops in the middle of nowhere to treks into the fog, it was far from a simple city marathon weekend. I would urge anyone to explore north.

Our memories mostly involve shivering, wrapping up, and driving through the clouds into rain and winter. A beautiful mini adventure.

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