The Rally to the Pole was a balloon race held once every decade in Lyra's world. The race was highly dangerous and there have been calls for it to be banned.

The starting point was Reykjavik in Fireland. The race began in early autumn when flying conditions were good and the ocean was still frozen.

The board game Peril of the Pole was based on this event.[1]



  1. Once Upon a Time in the North - Peril of the Pole