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 9th till March 11th 2018:

  • Thursday 8th – we strongly recommend arriving by Thursday night
  • Friday Mar 9th – Pick up start-kit, mandatory race briefing and gear check
  • Saturday Mar 10th – Race Day Lofoten Skimo!
  • Sunday Mar 11th – Winners and Finishers Ceremony

Registration for 2018 will open mid September!

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 such a crazy experience. 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 finisher of both the Triathlon and the Ultra-Trail in 2016. His house is just a few hundred meters from the starting line of Lofoten Skimo – how could he not go for the whole triple?

Anders lives at Fiskebøl which is at the very end of the island Austvågøy where Lofoten Skimo starts off in week 11, 2017. He’a a good example of how everything is connected to everything. First and foremost, he’s an athlete that are up for all three races in The Arctic Triple, but he’s also put down many days of volunteer work both under the races and when we’ve been checking out trails. Second, Anders works for one of the most exiting companies in the region – Norlense. They have for over 40 years represented one of the most innovative products within oil spill recovery and inflatable tent systems. We’ve been fortunate to have the SWIFT tent at several of our races and it’s been of great help. We’re proud to share knowledge about a unique tent that is easy to handle, inflates in minutes and have the strength and stability of a house!

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But the best part of this whole story is yet to come – when we tested some different winter elements in February 2016 during Lofoten X we were blown away by how the local community stood up for us. Whatever door we knocked on, whatever phone call we made – all we experienced was an amazing will to help out. The landowners not only gave us permission to be on their land – they opened their houses! Norlense lent us a tent – again! In addition, many of their employees showed up helping out with anything from prepping the track with their snowmobiles to clearing the snow to make room for us to set up all the gear.

Working on the races in The Arctic Triple has been a true blessing. We were proud of the islands before we started this adventure – now we are in love. It has been our vision from the beginning that taking part in the triple should be about something more than doing a race. We never thought it would do the same to us as organizers.

Thank you Anders. Thank you Strønstad. Thank you Fiskebøl. Thank you Norlense. Thank you Lofoten!

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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 10th of march 2018

Lofoten Skimo starts at the very tip of the island at Fiskebøl. The track will be marked and goes through an amazing landscape of peaks and ridges going straight into the ocean. We can hardly wait to kick it off!

Start: Fiskebøl Ferry Pier, Austvågøy
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Track: Entire track is marked
Distance: 36 KM
Height gain/loss: 4000 M
Max time to complete: 12 Hours + cut off times
Maximum number of participants: 100 athletes

For more details read the Race Manual – an updated version will be published in January.

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 10th of march 2018

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 – an updated version will be published in January.

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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