2013 Route

Sporting aspects

The route

Running from Thursday August 8th to Sunday 11th 2013, the first edition of the Arctic Race of Norway will be made up of 4 stages and will cover a total distance of 705 kilometers.


  • The Blue and Orange Jersey , sponsored by Statoil
    Overall individual standing on time
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by Statoil
    Overall youth standing
  • The Green Jersey, sponsored by SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
    Overall points standing
  • The Red Jersey
    Overall climber standing
  • Stage victory, presented by Visit Norway and the counties of Nordland and Troms
  • The team classification

The city stages

  • Bodø
  • Svolvær
  • Stokmarknes
  • Sortland
  • Harstad

The stages

1HillyThursday, August 8thBodø > Bodø192.5 km
2On-lineFriday, August 9thSvolvær > Svolvær156.5 km
3On-lineSaturday, August 10thSvolvær > Stokmarknes201.5 km
4On-lineSunday, August 11thSortland > Harstad155 km

Facts about Norway

Norway is known for nature attractions like fjords, mountains and midnight sun, and is easily accessible by plane from most European countries.


Norway is famous for its fjords, two of which, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord, feature on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Sognefjord, the longest of them all, and the Hardangerfjord, famed for its cherry and apple trees are among the most visited. Read more about the Norwegian fjords.

Northern lights

The Northern lights are a common natural phenomenon in Northern Norway, and are most commonly observed above the Arctic Circle between late autumn and early spring. Read more about the northern lights.

Midnight sun

The sun does not set in summer over the Arctic Circle, meaning visitors to Northern Norway enjoy 24 hours of daylight this time of year. Read more about the midnight sun.

Arctic Circle and North Cape

Crossing the Arctic Circle and standing at the North Cape, Europe's northernmost point, are must dos for many travelers to Northern Norway.

Cycling in Norway

Cycle on a remote island in the midnight sun, try a path beneath a mountain plunging into a fjord, or get your adrenalin pumping in one of Europe's top bike parks. You needn't be Thor Hushovd to enjoy a cycling holiday in Norway.


Jersey wearers after the stage 4

Classifications after the stage 4


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