NOMAD 2022

NOMAD 2022

Lapland – FINLAND

24 – 28 January 2022

NOMAD 2022

An unique adventure

The NOMAD event 2022 takes place north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.




270 km


4 days


The Finnish Lapland…

The departure of the NOMAD event will be on January 24, 2022 on the Arctic Circle, in the village of Santa Claus. The 270 km route will take participants through the municipalities of Rovaniemi and Sodankylä.

To the rhythm of the creaking snow under your feet, this exceptional adventure will make you discover unspoiled nature. From the beauty of the frosted trees to the blue hue of the polar night, you will experience a preserved environment dotted with frozen lakes and perhaps you will be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights dancing across the bright midnight sky.

The arrival of this unique event will be on the Ounasjoki River in Rovaniemi.


Save the dates

Saturday 22 January 2022

Welcoming of participants at 3pm at the Sokos hotel in Rovaniemi. Accommodation in double rooms. After check-in, the rest of the day is free.

Sunday 23 January 2022

After the breakfast taken at the hotel, we will organize the administrative, technical and medical checks from 10am to 3pm. The pre-race briefing will take place at 5pm then we will all have dinner together at the hotel.

Monday 24 January 2022

After the breakfast, we will make a 20-minutes transfer to reach the Arctic Circle section located in the Santa Claus village. At 10am we will give the start of the NOMAD.

From 24 to 28 January 2022

In the maximum time of 96 hours, participants will have to travel a 270 km route in self-supported conditions. Checkpoints will be organised along the route. A technical and medical team will support the runners.

Friday 28 January 2022

End of the race at 10am. The rest of the day is free. The awards ceremony will take place at 7pm and will be followed by a closing dinner.

Saturday 29 January 2022

After breakfast, participants can leave their rooms at the end of the morning and go individually to the airport. 


Participants will be accommodated before the race at the Sokos hotel in Rovaniemi city center and after the event at the Ounasvaara Chalets hotel.


Rovaniemi Regional Airport is approximately 8 km from the hotel.


Explore the Finnish Lapland in January 2022

Halfway between Europe and the icy archipelagos of the Arctic Ocean, Lapland is 30% of the Finnish territory for a lower density of 2 inhabitants per km2. The northernmost region of the European continent with Norwegian Finnmark, it is located largely beyond the Arctic Circle.
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Are you ready for a new adventure?



Registrations for the NOMAD 2022 are open. The number of participants is limited to 20 competitors. Registrations are validated after receipt of the registration form and the first deposit. Register now

Race information

The NOMAD event takes place in January. At this period of year, the racing conditions are extreme with temperatures going down to -30 ° and very short days. Participants must be in excellent physical condition and have efficient equipments.  Equipments

Nomad Event

The NOMAD is a new ultramarathon proposed by Canal Aventure. With this challenge, we offer you a different environment and race conditions each year in order to make each edition of the NOMAD truly unique. More information

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NOMAD 2022

We look forward to seeing you from January 24 to 28, 2022 in Finnish Lapland for the first edition of NOMAD.