Friday, June 23rd

Returning to the island of Andørja will take the Arctic Race of Norway back to its roots for its fifth edition. For the occasion, the course will once again feature splendid scenery but also a... Read more

Share your best photos with us!

Monday, April 24th

Share your best photo from the past four years of Arctic Race and join the contest where you can win 5 kg Norwegian smoked salmon. Read more

Back to the origins

Wednesday, January 4th

The route of the fifth edition of the Arctic Race of Norway, scheduled for 10-13 August, was unveiled this morning in Oslo in the presence of last year's champion, Italian prodigy Gianni Moscon,... Read more

Half a ton of Norwegian salmon to Team Sky

Thursday, December 15th

The winner of this year's Arctic Race of Norway, Gianni Moscon, received 500 kg of Norwegian salmon during his team's training camp in Mallorca this week. Read more

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2017 Route

Sporting aspects

The route

Running from Thursday August 10th to 13th 2017, the 5th edition of the Arctic race of Norway will be made up of 4 stages and will cover a total distance of 687 kilometres.

The city stages

  • Engenes (Andørja)
  • Narvik
  • Sjøvegan
  • Bardufoss
  • Lyngseidet
  • Finnvikdalen (Tromsø)
  • Tromsø

The stages

1On-lineThursday, August 10thEngenes (Andørja) / Narvik156.5 km
2On-lineFriday, August 11thSjøvegan / Bardufoss Airport184.5 km
3On-lineSaturday, August 12thLyngseidet (Lyngen Alps) / Finnvikdalen (Tromsø)185.5 km
4On-lineSunday, August 13thTromsø / Tromsø160.5 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


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