ARCTIC CIRCLE RACE

SKI

APRIL 17 2021

Enter the mountain with helicopter. Crosscountry skiing 32 kms in a beautiful environment during the best period of the spring. This is not an regular crosscountry race…

ARCTIC CIRCLE RACE – XC SKIING 2021

You will fly with helicopter 30 kms into the wilderness and ski along the polar circle. Take the chance to experience the magnificent nature and sense of freedom that is present in this race.
Registration opens december 1st 2020. 
Bokningen öppnar 1 december 2020. Ni länkas via knappen här ovan till RaceID som hanterar bokningsförfarandet.
Price1700 SEK including helicopter transfer.
Price 1000 SEK excluding helicopter transfer.

 

 

 ARCTIC AIR

När du anmäler dig och dina vänner samtidigt så får ni per automatik löpande startnummer och kommer då även att utan justeringar att få samma starttid. Detta gör att ni delar helikopter vilket är viktigt för att inte bidra till smittspridning. Hörselproppar rekommenderas och munskydd är obligatoriskt om nationella rekommendationer är aktuella vid tillfället.
Om du vill du dela helikopter med vänner och bekanta som fått en annan starttid så anpassar ni er efter den person som har den tidigaste tiden.

The contestants will be flown with helicopter out to the start point at theTjåhkålis, 30 kms east of Vuoggatjålme. The race will then with almost precision follow along the Arctic Circle.
If you bring your friends we recommend to registrate all persons at once. You will then stay in the same starting group and you will share helicopter. Thats an important part of our job to minimize spread of any infection.

THE COURSE

The course is about 32 kms and the terrain is varied with both mountains and birch forest. There is no classic ski tracks. The trail is prepared with snowmobiles and relatively smooth. The competition takes place in the mountains and not in an arena, which means that the tracks can have a natural character from time to time. We encourage skiers to let past faster skiers who come from behind.
The entire route is sectioned and distance information every kilometer and signposted where there is a choice of route. There are two checkpoints for drinks and/or something to eat. The first checkpoint do you find after about 10 km and the second after about 20 km.
Finish takes place in Vuoggatjålme.

Open map and altitude diagram here.

CATEGORIES & START ORDER

We are working hard to realize the race with great care of all participants due to the spread of the Corona virus. Therfore, there is important that you share helicopter and start together with your family and friends.
Upon registration there is no option of competition or exercise. Regardless of gender, the starting numbers will be given in numerical order.

The capacity for helicopter transfer from Guoledis to the start of the race is 30 pax per hour. I reality that means that about 10 pax will start every 20 minutes.
Start group 1: Start number 1 – 30. Ready to board helicopter at 08:00.
Start group 2: Start number 31-60. Ready to board helicopter at 09:00.

If national restrictions regarding Covid-19 forces us to change this setup we will inform you as soon as possible.

TIMING & FIRST AID

The timing for the race is an automatic system with chip integrated in the number tag you wear. Start list and results are available online and can be sorted by gender.

First aid equipment and staff are present at the drink checkpoints at 10kms and 20kms. We have helicopter and snowmobiles on duty for serious incidents. Emergency phone number in Sweden is 112 and the race emergency number will be given up on check in at the race day.  

CHECK IN

Check in, parking, location to board helicopter and finish take place in Vuoggatjålme. 100 kms north west of Arjeplog.

VUOGGATJÅLME
938 94 ARJEPLOG

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

In this part of Sweden you are most flexible with a car, but there are other options.
If you travel from southern Sweden, a train to Jörn or Älvsbyn and a bus to Arjeplog is an option. 
https://www.sj.se/  Länstrafiken Norrbotten https://ltnbd.se/
Other alternatives can be flights from Stockholm to Arvidsjaur with Nordica https://www.nordica.ee/sv/home/ or flight to Skellefteå or Luleå with SAS https://www.sas.se/ and bus or rental car to Arjeplog.

We will offer shuttle with bus between Arjeplog and Vuoggatjålme on the day of the race. Departure from Arjeplog at 08:00 and return to Arjeplog at approximately 16:00. The bus can be booked when booking the race or at a later time. Limited number of seats. Price for round trip  SEK 500 per person.

Accommodation in Vuoggatjålme https://vuoggatjalme.se/ 

Sandviken, 14 kms from Vuoggatjålme. https://www.sandvikens.se/
Jäckvik, 40 kms from Vuoggatjålme https://www.jackvikfjallcenter.com/
I Arjeplog, 100 kms
Kraja camping, stugor och hotell https://silverresort.se/
Hotell Hornavan https://sv.hornavanhotell.se/
Simloc lägenheter, https://www.simlochotell.se/

Succé för Arctic circle race
http://www.pt.se/nyheter/arjeplog/succ-for-arctic-circle-race-10606455.aspx
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Sommarens tuffaste traillopp
https://www.swedishlapland.com/sv/stories/sommarens-tuffaste-traillopp/
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80 anmälda tilll nytt terränglopp
http://www.pt.se/nyheter/arjeplog/80-anmalda-till-nytt-terranglopp-10603282.aspx
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Ytterligheternas äventyr nästa
http://www.pt.se/nyheter/arjeplog/ytterligheternas-aventyr-nasta-10472452.aspx
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Dimmigt löparäventyr som följer Polcirkeln
http://www.pt.se/helg/dimmigt-loparaventyr-som-foljer-polcirkeln-10611324.aspx
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2017

Arctic Circle Race – trail running i fjällen
https://www.swedishlapland.com/sv/stories/arctic-circle-race-trail-running-i-fjaallen/
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Han vann löptävlingen i fjällen
https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/norrbotten/han-vann-loptavlingen-i-fjallen
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Magasin Silvervägen
Tävlingen arrangeras av Experience Arjeplog och Magasin Silvervägen.
Kontakta oss.