WELCOME TO LOFOTEN

THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS

Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude.

HOW TO GET HERE

Some typical routes to get to Svolvær in Lofoten from Oslo:

  • By plane to bodø
    Connecting flight to Svolvær with Widerøe. Taxi from the airport in Svolvær to the city centre (5 minutes’ drive) or Henningsvær (20 minutes’ drive)

  • By plane to Bodø
    Connecting flight to Leknes with Widerøe. Rental or public bus from Leknes Airport to either Svolvær or Henningsvær (about one hour drive).

  • By plane to Bodø
    Get on the coastal ferry Hurtigruten (small cruise ship) and arrive in Svolvær early evening

  • By plane to Bodø
    Get on the speed boat (takes half the time of the coastal ferry).

  • By plane to Evenes (Harstad/Narvik airport)
    Rent a car or get on a public bus to get to Svolvær. It’s about 2 hours by car and the bus takes about 3 hours.

ACTIVITIES

We want your stay in Lofoten to be the very best and that you can truly enjoy your time here from the minute you set your feet on these beautiful islands! There are plenty of things to do!

The activities are for example hiking, kayaking and traditional fishing trips – or a fresh trip by rib to the famous Trollfjorden!

ACCOMODATION

Lofoten is a very popular destination and for the last couple of years we have experienced that everything is booked, especially from June until August. Because of that fact we have made sure that there will be rooms available for all of the races in The Arctic Triple.

Check out the details for each race from the main menu on this site.

What is a “rorbu”?

A “rorbu” is a Norwegian traditional type of seasonal house used by fishermen, normally located in a fishing village. The buildings are built on land, but with the one end on poles in the water, allowing easy access to vessels. The style and term is used along the coast of Western Norway and Northern Norway, and is most common on Lofoten and northwards to eastern Finnmark.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Arctic Triple races are made in and by local resources in Lofoten. 100% Lofoten. It is a core value for us to keep the races authentic. When you show up for any of the races in the triple there will be no doubt about where you are. Not only will the scenery be spectacular, but you will meet the people and culture of Lofoten. We’re on a mission to keep it real and natural!

There will be some variations between the races, but some elements will always be the same:
All races will include 100 % support from The Arctic Triple Crew. None of the races will be open for external support. This regulation is based on two important values for The Arctic Triple. We want to make sure that the races are eco-friendly and we put safety first.

The bonus for the athletes is that they will know that the race they take part in care and take responsibility for the environment. In addition it is much cheaper than having to get your own support crew! For many it is also a challenge to even get a support crew – here you can show up and we’ll have it all set for you. The athletes can focus on what really matters – the race.

Everyone that finish a race will off course get a finisher T-shirt. We’ll also include one or two meals in the entry fees (before and after the race) – and it will be great food!
Not to forget – there will be GPS tracking on all races with live tracking!

We want everyone coming to have a great race, but also that the days around will be a good experience.

The Mini Triathlon Conference is included in the entry fee for the athletes and the themes on the Mini Triathlon Conference will variate.

The award winning company XXLofoten took the initiative for The Arctic Triple. They have been very successful in Lofoten for years with their events for especially the business market. For some time they had noticed how the market for adventure races had grown all over the world and knowing what a spectacular arena Lofoten is – they just made the jump and went all in to make sure races like these in Lofoten would be made in and by local resources. We strongly believe that the local commitment will be what makes these races last for years and become epic events for anyone taking part – both as athletes and supporters. Not to forget being in The Arctic Triple Crew!

Lofoten is a very popular destination and for the last couple of years we have experienced that everything is booked, especially from June until August. Because of that fact we have made sure that there will be rooms available for all of the races in The Arctic Triple.

When you complete your enrollment for The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Triathlon you will be given a reference code. Using this reference you can book your stay in Svolvær. The booking is part of our enrollment system and you will get all the info you need to complete the process when you enroll.

Note! You can also book accommodation for your accompanied supporters so that they get a good deal on their stay in Lofoten too.

The easiest route is to fly to Oslo or Trondheim. Then you get a connecting flight to Bodø. In Bodø you can fly directly to Svolvær airport (Helle) which is a 5 minute drive from the city center. Norwegian usually has some good deals on air tickets from Oslo/Trondheim to Bodø. From Bodø you have to use Widerøe.

www.norwegian.no
www.sas.no
www.wideroe.no

We recommend flying to either Trondheim or Bodø and then jump on the Hurtigruten (coastal ferry). It’s only a 10 min drive from the airport to where the Hurtigruten leaves from Bodø.

Arriving by boat to Lofoten is nothing but the perfect arrival.. So if you have the time – get on board! It takes about 6 hours from Bodø and about 1,5 days from Trondheim.

Note! If you don’t make it to the Hurtigruten, which leaves Bodø early afternoon, you can get on the speed boat that leaves a little later in the afternoon. This boat takes half the time and follows the coastline from Bodø to Svolvær. A very nice tour!

www.hurtigruten.no
www.torghatten.no

We’ll always recommend anyone coming to Lofoten for the first time to spend at least a week – and even better – two weeks. Depends on how much you’d like to do.

If you like the outdoors Lofoten is just an endless adventure.. Hiking, climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, surfing and so on.
If you are into arts Lofoten is famous for it’s attraction to artist and there are many galleries and art shops around. You could spend a whole day in Henningsvær just wandering around small shops, galleries and get good coffee and enjoy the best cinnamon buns ever at the famous café named Lysstøperiet.

If you join a race – arrive the weekend before to enjoy the Lofoten islands, or stay a couple of days after.

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www.visitnorway.com

This is the first year..and one of the things we are prepared to take actions on are potential issues with getting all the gear to Svolvær – and back. It’s hard to make any assumptions until we see who has enrolled.

We’re planning to set up busses with trailers for the bikes from the airport at Evenes. When the busses are set up will be decided on as soon as we have some data on the athletes for Lofoten Triathlon 2016.

We’ll also consider setting up transport from other airports like Leknes (60 min drive) and Svolvær (10 min drive).
There are many entry points to Lofoten. Some will fly to either Evenes (direct flights from Oslo with both Norwegian and SAS) or Svolvær (very small airport operated by Widerøe). Some will arrive with boat – either Hurtigruten or the speed boat from Bodø. Some will drive from all over! And to top it – people will arrive and leave on different days since it is still summer holidays for many.

So we’ll have too see.. But we are ready to take action wherever we can to help out if there are any issues.

The Arctic Triple has a strong focus on the environment. We are lucky to be able to do these races in the amazing and wild nature of the Lofoten islands, and for this to continue we need to take care. That’s exactly what we are planning to do.

We want to do everything we can to make the most environmentally friendly races in the world – and having hundreds of support cars on the roads just does not sound right. So we’ll do all the support for the races. Big job on us.. We’re up for it! You save time, money and effort – we all save the environment. The bonus is also that it will be safer for all of us without all the support cars trying to find a parking spot on our narrow roads.

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