The Arctic Race of Norway

  • Location

    Northern Norway

  • Duration

    6 days | 5 nights

  • Length

    TBD

  • Climb

    TBD

9 Aug 2017 - 14 Aug 2017

Ride & Watch the pros above the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Race of Norway is the world's northernmost road bike race for the world's cycling elite. Since it was first held in 2013, the Arctic Race of Norway has cycled its way through much of northern Norway, and places such as the North Cape, Alta, Tromsø, Harstad, Narvik, Vesterålen and Lofoten have been included in the programme.

In 2017, the magnificent landscapes of northern Norway will host the 5th edition of The Arctic Race of Norway from August 10 to 13. The race takes place above the Arctic Circle, covering terrain ranging from high mountain plateaus to coastal skerries.

Ride on the stage route with our guide and support van; you are there just before the race, so the public is here to cheer you on. « It’s like playing tennis on the centre court at Wimbledon just before the Grand Slam final » says our Chief Purpose Officer Keith who rode the Giro, the Tour and Vuelta ahead of the race in 2013.

The hardcore cyclists can ride the whole stage. But there’s also an option to ride just the final - and best - part of the stage (80 to 100km). Either way you’ll get the full Arctic Race of Norway experience.

After you have arrived, watch the riders fight for the victory from the roadside with the fans. Enjoy local cuisine… and very long days!

Total price: From € 2,500

  • 4 days of riding around the Arctic Circle on the roads of the Arctic Race of Norway, just before the pros
  • Ride the full stage route or just the final 80-100km
  • Fully supported tour
  • Maximum group size: 14 riders
  • Day 1 - 9 August

    Arrival

    Welcome to Norway

    We will welcome you at Tromsø airport before the transfer to the race start in Engenes on the island of Andørja.

  • Day 2 - 10 August

    Stage 1: Engenes (Andørja) – Narvik

    156.5km

    The Grand Start of the 2017 Arctic Race of Norway will be given in Engenes, a village on the island of Andørja. After a few kilometres around the island, we will tackle a series of short climbs that will lead us to the finish in Narvik.

  • Day 3 - 11 August

    Stage 2: Sjøvegan – Bardufoss

    177.5km

    The stage will start in Sjøvegan, a village nestled at the end of a fjord. It is the flattest stage of this year's race, but not the least spectacular: the finish will take place on the runway of the Bardufoss airport, where an air show will welcome the participants!

  • Day 4 - 12 August

    Stage 3: Lyngseidet (Lyngen Alps) – Finnvikdalen (Tromsø)

    185.5km

    Open your eyes and enjoy the scenery: this stage crosses the Lyngen Alps, the Alps of the North! This mountain stage takes us from Lyngseidet, at the foot of the mountains, to Finnvikdalen near Tromsø at the top of a climb of 4 km at 5.5% average.

  • Day 5 - 13 August

    Stage 4: Tromsø – Tromsø

    160.5km

    The final stage starts with a relatively flat 118 km loop around Tromsø. One for the sprinters? Maybe not, because the race finishes with three laps of a circuit inside the town including the Prestvannet (1.2 km at 7.5%) and Rostbanken (1.1 km at 7.5%) climbs.

  • Day 6 - 14 August

    Departure

    Last day in Norway. Depending on the time of your flight home, you may have the opportunity to visit the town of Tromsø before we transfer to the airport.