GENERAL INFORMATION

The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Skimo is the truly arctic race in The Arctic Triple and it will take place every year in week 11. It’s a ski mountaineering race offering one extreme (4000+) and one normal distance (1000+). The race will be a northern lights race that is set in mid March, when the traditional Lofoten fishing is at the peak of the season. Maybe you’ll get a good catch too?

The next edition of Lofoten Skimo will take place from March 15th till March 17th 2019:

  • Thursday 14th – Athletes join guides for a fun skiing day free of charge.
  • Friday Mar 15th – Pick up start-kit, mandatory race briefing and gear check
  • Saturday Mar 16th – Race Day Lofoten Skimo! Finishers Ceremony and after ski party

DO THE WHOLE TRIPLE?

Many are eager to do all three races – to get an official result you have to complete them all in 12 months.

  • GOLD – Lofoten Skimo 4000+, Lofoten Ultra-Trail 100 Miles and Lofoten Triathlon Extreme
  • SILVER – Lofoten Skimo 4000+, Lofoten Ultra-Trail 50 Miles and Lofoten Triathlon Extreme
  • BRONZE – Lofoten Skimo 1000+, Lofoten Ultra-Trail 24KM and Lofoten Triathlon Olympic+

All races in The Arctic Triple are fully supported and marked – external support only allowed in some points, see race manual.

“I’m really happy to participate in the race. The landscape is amazing and the tracks of the race are very nice… I will come back, for sure…»
Leo Viret (France), Winner of Lofoten Skimo 2017

PICK YOUR RACE

DISTANCES

LOFOTEN SKIMO 4000+
LOFOTEN SKIMO 1000+

WELCOME TO

THE ARCTIC TRIPLE // LOFOTEN SKIMO

The locals are going all in!

– HOW COULD I NOT DO THIS?

Anders Jørgensen from Fiskebøl was one of the first to join the local wave of new triathletes when we launched Lofoten Triathlon. He’s a good example of how everything is connected to everything. By time he has ended up being a true ambassador. He is now a dedicated crew member and a proud finisher of BRONZE TRIPLE in 2017 and the SILVER TRIPLE in 2018. Will he go for the GOLD TRIPLE in 2019?

LOFOTEN SKIMO

WHAT’S ON?

Ski mountaineering (SKIMO) is a skiing discipline that involves climbing mountains either on skis or carrying them, depending on the steepness of the ascent, and then descending on skis. There are two major categories of equipment used, free-heel Telemark skis and skis based on Alpine skis, where the heel is free for ascents, but is fixed during descent.

Competitive ski mountaineering is typically a timed racing event that follows an established trail through challenging winter alpine terrain while passing through a series of checkpoints. Racers climb and descend under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques. More generally, ski mountaineering is an activity that variously combines ski touring, Telemark, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering. Source: Wikipedia

More info about the sport:
NORWAY – http://www.skiforbundet.no/telemark/randonee/
INTERNATIONAL – http://www.ismf-ski.org/

Time tracking
GPS tracking
Full support
Start kit
Drink and food stations
Finisher shirt
The Arctic Triple buff
Warm meal after finish
Early breakfast at event hotel for Accomadations
Meal deals

Please note! All races include a mandatory equipment list that will be detailed in the race manuals.

When you register for a race you’ll be given access a to make reservations at the event hotels.

For travel info have a look at our info page or check out Destination Lofoten!

Skimo 1000+
09/17 – 12/01  2017 – NOK 1,550.00
12/01 – 02/01  2018 – NOK 1,950.00
02/01 – 03/05 2018 – NOK 2,250.00

Skimo 4000+
09/17 – 12/01  2017 – NOK 3,950.00
12/01 – 02/01  2018  – NOK 4,550.00
02/01 – 03/05 2018 – NOK 4,950.00

GOLD – The Arctic Triple
Skimo4000+//Ultra-Trail100miles//Triathlon Extreme
09/17 – 12/01  2017 – NOK 12,450.00
12/01 – 02/01  2018 – NOK 13,450.00
02/01 – 03/05 2018 – NOK 13,950.00

SILVER – The Arctic Triple
Skimo4000+//Ultra-Trail50miles//Triathlon Extreme
09/17 – 12/01  2017 – NOK 9,950.00
12/01 – 02/01  2018 – NOK 10,950.00
02/01 – 03/05 2018 – NOK 11,450.00

BRONZE – The Arctic Triple
Skimo1000+//Ultra-Trail24KM//Triathlon Olympic+
09/17 – 12/01  2017 – NOK 4,250.00
12/01 – 02/01  2018 – NOK 5,250.00
02/01 – 03/05 2018 – NOK 5,750.00

Will come later!

LOFOTEN SKIMO 4000+

Saturday 16th of march 2019

Lofoten Skimo starts in Morfjord, on the north side of Lofoten. The track will be marked and goes through an amazing landscape of peaks and ridges going straight into the ocean. 8 mountains with beautiful views and great skiing will be crossed on the way towards the finish line in Svolvær.

Start: Morfjord, Austvågøy
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Track: Entire track is marked
Distance: 31 KM
Height gain/loss: 4000 M
Max time to complete: 14 Hours + cut off times
Maximum number of participants: 100 athletes

For more details read the Race Manual.

REGISTER
Race Manual 4000+
DOWNLOAD GPX FILE
Elevation Profile

RACE DETAILS

DISTANCE

36 KM

MAP

Route illustrated in the map below in orange color. Use zoom function in if you want to get a more detailed view of the course. Point your mouse over the map markers for more information.

LOFOTEN SKIMO 1000+

Saturday 16th of march 2019

Lofoten Skimo 1000+ starts at Vestpolleidet and has a few hundred meters of flat warm up until we start climbing the peak of Rundfjellet (803 M). The track will be marked and goes through an amazing landscape of peaks and ridges going almost straight into the ocean. We can hardly wait to kick it off!

Start: Vestpolleidet, Austvågøy
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Track: Entire track is marked
Distance: 12 KM
Height gain/loss: 1000+ M
Max time to complete: 7 hours
Maximum number of participants: 150 athletes

For more details read the Race Manual

REGISTER
Race Manual 1000+
Download GPX file
Elevation Profile

RACE DETAILS

DISTANCE

12 KM

MAP

Route illustrated in the map below in orange color. Use zoom function in if you want to get a more detailed view of the course. Point your mouse over the map markers for more information.

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