GENERAL INFORMATION

The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Ultra-Trail® is the race that truly takes a grab on the entire group of islands from Moskenesøy to Austvågøy. Lofoten Ultra-Trail will take place in week 22 every year. The tracks pass through an amazing scenery of mountain ridges, white beaches, green hills and grey cliffs – almost the entire time with the ocean in view or just meters from your feet. The finish line is in the scenic city of Svolvær, surrounded by steep mountains by the harbor. Pure magic.

The Arctic Triple Lofoten Ultra-Trail  2018 will take place in week 22 May 31st till June 3rd.

  • 100 Miles (166 km) – From Kirkefjorden to Svolvær, starting Fri June 1st
  • 50 Miles (81 km) – From Lofotr Viking Muesum at Borg to Svolvær, starting Sat June 2nd
  • 24 KM – From the Barstrand fishery on Gimsøy to Svolvær, starting Sat June 2nd

All distances mainly follow the same track. The only fully marked part of the track is the last 20 KM of the trail. There are however signs when you enter and leave public roads. The only distance that is fully marked is the 24 KM.

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+

When registration opens on Sunday September 4th 2016, at 18:00, you may book all three races for the golden triple 2017. All other races are individually booked.

All races in The Arctic Triple are fully supported – no external support will be allowed.

“When you finish Lofoten Ultra-Trail you know why you run.”
Svein Vestøl, who tested the route in October 2015 and finished the 100 Miles in 2016

PICK YOUR RACE

DISTANCES

LOFOTEN ULTRA-TRAIL® 100 MILES
LOFOTEN ULTRA-TRAIL® 50 MILES
LOFOTEN ULTRA-TRAIL® 24 KM

LOFOTEN ULTRA-TRAIL® 2016

THE MOVIE

WE PROUDLY PRESENT

THE STARTER!

It was meant to be. Oddvar Berntsen, 86 years old, is the only man living at Kirkefjorden where the starting line for Lofoten Ultra-Trail® 100 miles is set. It was our lucky day when he was on the local boat that morning in October. We were on our way to test the route and he was going home.

Kirkefjorden is a small settlement deep into the Reinefjorden. It’s a 20 min boat ride from the iconic village of Reine. The local shuttle boat usually has one daily trip to Kirkefjorden and sometimes two. No matter what – when you go there you have to stay for at least a whole day, unless you swim back or hike further on. There are no cars. You can walk from one end to the other in 10 minutes. Old houses bursting with history, surrounded by steep mountains dropping strait into the fjord with a single green ridge trigging your mind.. What’s behind?

We knew there was a man living at Kirkefjorden and we were thrilled to learn that he was one of the three other passengers that morning. The minute you look into his eyes you know he’s a good guy. One of those hard working people that has lived a life that you can only try to understand standing there with your Gore-Tex, taking photos with your cellphone. He could so easily have been negative. He’s probably never needed to go running in the mountains – he’s had more than enough working to make ends meet. And there we are telling him that not only are we crazy enough to send these guys out running that morning, but we’re making a race. On his land. On this amazingly untouched beauty of peace and quiet.

He laughs. With his whole body. A bit skeptical, but far from negative. So we ask.. Would you do us the honor and send them off? No immediate yes. But still smiling. Wants to know the details of his mission if so.. And now we have the best starter ever. Oddvar Berntsen rocks!

LOFOTEN ULTRA-TRAIL®

WHAT’S ON?

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!

Time Tracking
GPS tracking
Full support
Start kit
Drink and food stations
Special need bag (100/50 Miles)
Map of the entire route with checkpoints marked out
Finisher shirt
The Arctic Triple buff
Warm meal after finish
Early breakfast at event hotel for extreme distances (100/50 Miles)
Boat ride to the starting line for 100 Miles
Meal deals

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

24 KM
SEPTEMBER/11/2016 – NOK 1,650.00
MAY/01/2017 – NOK 1,800.00

50 MILES
SEPTEMBER/11/2016 – NOK 3,250.00
SEPTEMBER/25/2016 – NOK 3,850.00
MAY/01/2017 – NOK 4,250.00

100 MILES
SEPTEMBER/11/2016 – NOK 4,950.00
SEPTEMBER/25/2016 – NOK 5,550.00
MAY/01/2017 – NOK 5,950.00

The Golden Triple* CLOSED FOR 2017!
9/4/2016 – NOK 14,450.00
9/25/2016 – NOK 15,450.00
01/03/2017 – NOK 15,950.00

*all three extreme distances

PROGRAM 2017
Thursday June 1st
Where: Thon Hotel Lofoten
1700 Registration 100 Miles
1800 Prerace briefing 100 miles

Friday June 2nd – Race Day 100 Miles
Where: Thon Hotel Lofoten
0700 Breakfast for registered runners 100 Miles
0745 Hand in special need bags at drop off point
0800 Bus transport from Svolvær to Reine

Where: Reine
1030 Arrival at Reine
1100 Boat ride from Reine to Kirkefjorden (starting line)
1200 Start 100 Miles!
1230 Start 100 Miles Team Relay!
1300 Return boat ride to Reine for supporters and crew

Where: Thon Hotel Lofoten
1700 Registration 50 Miles
18:00 Prerace briefing 100 miles

Saturday June 3rd
Where: Thon Hotel Lofoten
0630 Breakfast for registered runners 50 Miles
0715 Hand in special need bags at drop off point
0730 Bus transport from Svolvær to Lofotr Viking Museum at Borg
0830 Arrival at Lofotr
0900 Start 50 Miles!

Where: Thon Hotel Lofoten
1430 Bus transport from Svolvær to Barstrand Fishery at Gimsøy
1500 Registration opens at the fishery
1600 Start 24 KM!

Sunday June 4th – Fame and glory!
Where: At The Arctic Triple Finish Line
1030 Pick up your finisher shirt!
1100 Finishers and winners ceremony – joint finisher photo and cake!
12:30 Meet Rob Krar! Join us at Thon Hotel Lofoten to be inspired at the 10th floor

LOFOTEN ULTRA-TRAIL® – 100 MILES

Friday 2nd of june 2017

The first ever 100 miles distance race in Norway starts with a short boat ride from Reine, through the magical Reinefjorden to the starting line at Kirkefjord. The race requires navigating by map and GPS since the track is unmarked until the last 20 KM.

Please note – mandatory race brief the the day before the start (late afternoon).

Start: Kirkefjorden, Moskenes
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Height gain/loss: 7000+ M

Cut off // 100 miles

144 KM/Kleppstad 32 hours after start
158 KM/Kongsmarka 36 hours after start

Please Note! For more details read the Race Manual – an updated version will be given for 2018.

REGISTER
DOWNLOAD GPX FILE
Navigation Map
Race Manual 100 Miles 2017

RACE DETAILS

DISTANCE

100 MILES RUN

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 ULTRA-TRAIL® – 50 MILES

Saturday 3rd of june 2017

Meet the Vikings of Lofoten! It is with great pride we start the 50 miles distance at Lofotr Viking Museum at Borg. Lofoten is packed with cool viking history and the museum at Borg is an authentic experience. The race requires navigating by map and GPS since the track is unmarked until the last 20 KM.

Please note – mandatory race brief the the day before the start (late afternoon).

Start: Lofotr Viking Museum, Vestvågøy
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Height gain/loss: 4000+ M

cut off // 50 miles

61 KM/Kleppstad 11 hours after start
74 KM/Kongsmarka 15 hours after start

Please note! For more details read the Race Manual – an updated version will be given for 2018.

REGISTER
DOWNLOAD GPX FILE
Navigation Map
Race Manual 50 Miles 2017

RACE DETAILS

DISTANCE

50 MILES RUN

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 ULTRA-TRAIL® – 24 KM

Saturday 3rd of june 2017

The mini-ultra will start at a traditional fishery at Barstrand on the island Gimsøy. After a few km along the fjord, the route continues over a panoramic bridge surrounded by mountain peaks, before you head into the mountains towards Svolvær. The entire track will be marked.

Start: Barstrand Fishery, Gimsøy
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Height gain/loss: 1000+ M

Maximum time to complete // 24 km

6 hours

Please note! For more details read the Race Manual – an updated version will be given for 2018.

REGISTER
DOWNLOAD GPX FILE
Navigation Map
Race Manual 24 KM 2017

RACE DETAILS

DISTANCE

24 KM RUN

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.

Results

WOMEN

RANKING TIME FIRST NAME SURNAME GENDER COUNTRY
1 10:38:27 Joanna Zakrzewski F Scotland
2 14:35:37 Karina Lie F Norway
3 14:35:37 Helle Christin Hessen F Norway

MEN

RANKING TIME FIRST NAME SURNAME GENDER COUNTRY
1 12:14:03 Frode Lein M Norway
2 12:32:25 Gjermund Sørstad M Norway
3 12:53:25 Naalsrud Tor Olav M Norway
4 12:57:58 Sami Perttunen M Finland
5 15:32:53 Mathias Gullien M Norway
6 16:23:16 Asbjørn Rasmussen M Norway
7 16:24:40 Magnus Lillebø M Norway

RETIRED

RANKING TIME FIRST NAME SURNAME GENDER COUNTRY
16:22:42 Rakel Enoksen F Norway
Magnus Gullien M Norway

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