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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Main partner
General individual time classification partner (blue and orange jersey)
Best youngrider partner (white jersey)


Get to know Statoil
The world needs more energy, and our task is to supply it sustainably and responsibly. Since 1972 we have been inspired by the challenge of doing what some say cannot be done.
Some of our greatest innovations have sprung from our greatest challenges. It has taught us to never give up and to always seek the full potential in everything and everyone. Forty years later, our company has grown to become the number one offshore operator in the world and the second largest supplier of natural gas to the European market, and an ambitious player in wind power.
Now we have set ourselves an even bigger task: shaping the future of energy. Can an oil and gas company be part of a sustainable energy future? We are working actively to reduce climate emissions, put a price on carbon, and benefit societies around the world. We are determined to develop resources responsibly and create lasting value for communities.
Our industry needs to be part of the solution. Our ambition is to be the world’s most carbon-efficient oil and gas producer, driving innovation in offshore wind, and committed to creating lasting value for communities.
We have 21,600 employees in more than 30 countries worldwide. Our head office is in Stavanger.

SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge

Official partner
Points classification partner (green jersey)

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Together we make great things happen
Northern Norway is the region of opportunity and is enjoying high economic growth based on the advantages that nature has given us. As the region's bank we want to contribute actively to the development of Northern Norway. Both as a bank for people and businesses, and through our social engagement and support for the region's cultural life, teams and associations.
Sport and culture are at the core of our social engagement and help to generate activities and diversity. It is therefore good to see that great ideas can grow into huge public celebrations and cooperation across county boundaries. The Arctic Race of Norway is a good example of this, and we are proud to have been a team member since the very start.
As an official partner and sponsor of the green point's jersey, we want to help ensure that the Arctic Race of Norway becomes a celebration of cycling for the entire family. Since 2013, over 6 000 children have taken part in the SNN Mini Arctic Race. This year we aim to repeat the success with bike races for children in Fauske, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Mo i Rana and Bodø.
Together we make great things happen.


Official partner
Best climber classification partner (salmon jersey)

© Johan Wildhagen

International stars in Arctic regions
The Norwegian salmon industry creates value and provides the basis for large-scale food production both locally and nationally. – Actually just a small step close to the road where the world’s premier cyclists compete during the Arctic Race of Norway.
Here in the North, salmon has an optimal nurturing environment with fresh, cold water in a cool climate. These nature given conditions, together with hard-working locals, world-leading technology and research groups, have created a product desired by fastidious consumers and chefs all over the world. In fact, 14 million people eat Norwegian salmon every day! This makes the salmon an international star – in a silvery leaders’ jersey.
The Norwegian salmon industry started years ago to collaborate in a new campaign “salmon is important”. Together, the industry wants to show the public why salmon is important for Norway and the rest of the world. The farmers still develop and work hard to be better, in other words the aquaculture industry has not yet reached the finish line. If we do things right going forward, aquaculture could provide an answer to what Norway is going to live off in the future.


Official partner
Team classification partner


Hyundai Motor Norway is proud to be an official supplier to the world’s most spectacular bicycle race: The Arctic Race of Norway.
Hyundai is at present one of the absolute top car manufacturers in the world and has over the last years won a lot of awards for design and new technology. Hyundai delivers a wide range of cars with modern technology and very high quality. Hyundai is continuously working to reduce the burden cars are to our surroundings and environment and is proud pioneer of future technology; fuel cell electrical vehicles. Already some of the first Hyundai Fuel Cell cars drive on Norwegian roads, with the only emission being clean water. This fall Hyundai launches the all new model series IONIQ, the first model to offer three electric drive trains; hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric drive.
The Hyundai family is genuinely concerned with sports and support sport events all over the world. Hyundai Motor Norway and our national dealer network look forward to this fantastic and beautiful bicycle race and to share this experience with you!


Official fan

Hunting in the Saltfjellet mountains © Tare Steiro

Statskog supports the Arctic Race of Norway – a cycle race with spirit, creatively and expertly organized in the incredible surroundings of Statskog-lands. It’s a folk festival that temptingly presents the splendid Northern Norwegian outdoors, for Norwegians and for TV viewers round the world. Statskog and the Arctic Race of Norway bring the outdoors to you.
We will contribute to communities where we have activities and properties. The Arctic Race of Norway enhances Northern Norway and the country.
Statskog is a landowner on behalf of the government of Norway. This means that we manage and develop values in 20% of the area of mainland Norway. That mission includes maintaining shared values in hunting, fishing, and outdoor life as well as further developing communal interests in forestry and property.
Statskog is the guarantor for hunting, fishing, and outdoor life being available for everyone. We are proud to be a collaborative partner of the Arctic Race of Norway.


Official fan


Byggmakker is one of the leading building supply chains with 89 outlets throughout the country and with a turnover of over 6 billion NOK. We have the vision to build the country in a sustainable way and know that whoever has good knowledge make better choices. Byggmakker shall therefore help people to build smarter and provide our customers with everything they need right where they want.
Byggmakker is a socially responsible company. That´s why we support the Arctic Race and also organize our own activities linked to the event. This year we have 15 teams with both staff and professional customers that have trained and competed to take part in the amateur race on August 13th. This is both building company culture and good for the the participants health. In addition, they will experience great Norwegian nature, which is important, in a climate perspective, to take care of.


Official fan


Over 50 years of continuous development and expansion has made us the largest and most well-liked hotel operator in the Nordic region. Scandic is now the largest Nordic hotel operator with a network of 230 hotels with almost 44,000 rooms in seven countries. Scandic acquired the market-leading Norwegian hotel chain Rica Hotels in 2014, adding 73 hotels and 10,600 hotel rooms to Scandic’s hotel portfolio. After the acquisition, in addition to being the market leader in the Nordic countries, Scandic is also the second largest hotel operator in Norway. Scandic is leading the way in many areas of sustainable business. Sustainability is a part of Scandic’s values – an integral element of all of its operations that Scandic’s team members manifest in their daily work.

Our mission is to create great hotel experiences for all people!


Official fan


Telenor Norway is the market leader within telecommunications and data services in Norway. The company is part of Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators with more than 200 million mobile subscriptions and mobile operations in 13 markets.
Telenor Norway’s service offer includes fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband and datacom services for consumer and business market.
Telenor takes pride in having the best mobile coverage in Norway. The 4G coverage will in 2017 reach population coverage of 99, 8 per cent.
Telenor is the only operator with VoLTE (4G Voice). 4G Voice is one of the biggest technological shifts for mobile-based voice calling ever. Telenor are now also implementing Voice over WiFi, which will enable our customers to make calls with their mobile phones via wireless networks.


Official supplier

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Heli-Team is the leading inland helicopter company in the northern areas in Norway. Our vision, “We Lift Northern Norway”, indicates that we are supporting the development of the society in our area, and also that our customers gets benefits by using a local expert that knows the environment, weather conditions, and are able to solve demanding tasks in the arctic area. We have been in business since 1988, and been airborne for time more than 40,000 hours. Heli-Team’s operation experience in the Arctic environment, gives our customers special benefits. We have delivered all the power line missions in Norway’s three northernmost counties the last 25 years. We possess world leading technology and knowledge to deliver the most demanding operations under difficult conditions.
We look forward to have you on board!


Official supplier

Nye maskiner levers til Distrikt Troms © Gaute B. Iversen

Providing road safety services
Every single day Mesta is working hard to keep roads, bridges, tunnels and railways open and safe for traffic. Half the Norwegian population relies on our efforts to get to school, work and kinder garden - and back home again. Mesta also takes care of electro-technical installations for roads and tunnels.


Official supplier

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Mavic, your trusted partner for 126 years. Mavic, established in 1889 is a French manufacturer of integrated Wheel-Tyre systems for maximum performance, plus rims, pedals and components for discerning cyclists to professional racers. Mavic also develops leading innovative technologies for its comprehensive rider’s equipment range. Mavic is also on the road at your side on the largest sportive events with its technical assistance. More detailed information on our website at, Facebook page, YouTube and Vimeo video channels.


Official supplier


We make your travel easier.
SAS is Scandinavia’s leading airline and has an attractive offering to frequent travelers. With more than 120 destinations, 1,000 daily flights, Fast Track, new lounges and new app, we make your travel easier. We have simplified our service concept for all flights in Europe. You can choose between SAS Go and SAS Plus. With SAS Go, you will receive 23 kg baggage allowance, coffee and tea, newspapers in SAS-app, free mobile boarding pass and free online check-in. With SAS Plus, you will receive all of this and much more. As a EuroBonus member you earn points worldwide with SAS, as well as our Star Alliance airline partners when you fly, rent a car, stay at hotels or shop with us or one of our partners. We look forward to welcoming you on board.
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Official supplier


Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS
Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, and operate at as many as 43 destinations in Norway. We offer scheduled flights to the most spectacular and famous destinations like the Lofoten Islands, The Fjords, Helgeland, North Cape (Honningsvåg) and Kirkenes at the Russian Border.

Explore Norway
If you want to see the most of Norway, we recommend our Explore Norway Ticket, valid for unlimited travel for 2 weeks during the summer season. Fares from EUR 345. See

Fly and Bike in Northern Norway
Fly and Bike is a hassle-free, affordable and healthy way of enjoying your holiday. Pick up your pre-booked bike at selected airports and start exploring the sights and attractions straight away. See


Social partner


About Bufetat
The Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat) is responsible for matters relating to state-funded child welfare services, family counselling and adoption. Bufetat is divided into five regions and an overall executive body, called the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir). Regional Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, Northern Norway is responsible of covering the counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark.
Bufetat offers the municipal child welfare service different and specialized child welfare institutions, foster homes as well as aid measures at home. Bufetat has the overall responsibility when it comes to recruiting foster homes operated adequate according to the needs of the population. In addition, reinsuring that there is a sufficient amount of foster homes at all times, as well as securing homes of high quality through training and guidance.
Bufetat, Northern Norway has four local Foster Care Services.

The Foster Care Service in Northern Norway
The need all foster children have in common is to have grown-ups in their lives that can offer them security, care and love in their upbringing. Diversity in the foster children calls for a diverse amount and provision of foster homes. What all foster homes have in common is that they consist of parents with good parenting skills and extra energy for the children. The need for foster homes increases by 10% each year. As a consequence, Bufetat require more foster homes, so that all children and youths in need of a foster home will receive a good and caring foster family.
Approximately 53,000 children and youths between the ages of 0-18 receive assistance from the Child Protective Service in Norway. In 2013 the local services took caring responsibilities for 17% of the children who got help. 8 out of 10 children who cannot live in their homes live in a foster home.
In Northern Norway roughly 1,250 children and youths live in foster homes.

The foster children:
- Half of those living in foster homes are 12 years or younger. The rest is 13 years and older.
- There is approximately the same amount of girls and boys living in foster homes.
25% of the foster children in Norway have minority backgrounds.
- Parents’ lack of parenting skills and caring is the main cause why children have to live in foster homes.
- Children living in foster homes have higher rates of psychiatric challenges than most children.
- Research has shown that children’s group of problems do decrease after they have been placed in foster homes (NOVA), and that children living in foster homes do better in school. In addition, they experience a more positive adult career than other children in the Child Protective care.
In a survey, 90% of all the foster parents in Northern Norway answer that seeing positive changes in the child is essential for them to become foster homes.
Every child needs a supporting family that can assist them in reaching their full potential. A good upbringing lasts a life time!


Official advertising partner


Northern Norway’s leading player in the delivery of digital displays
MEDIASKJERM Norway AS is a provider of information and advertising on digital displays.
MEDIASKJERM delivers integrated, customized solutions for businesses and NGOs. Our screens are at fast ferries, ferries, hotels and public spaces across North Norway.
MEDIASKJERM delivers future-oriented solutions in hardware and software technology for digital screens.
MEDIASKJERM provides technical equipment, technical solutions, installing monitors and facilitates user-friendly solutions.
ATEA, partner in the hardware, is the leading Nordic provider of IT infrastructure.
VERTISEIT, Swedish partner in the development of booking and publishing solutions, is an internationally recognized provider of Internet-based electronic publishing information in the public domain.
MEDIASKJERM is on digital displays; Where people come together.


Host broadcaster


TV 2 is Norway’s biggest commercial broadcaster, founded in 1992 when the Norwegian government first allowed national commercial TV. The TV 2 Group transmits on one main channel, as well as a number of niche channels. Among those is TV 2 News, which has broadcast news 24 hours a day since 2007. That same year, TV 2 also acquired its own sports channel, TV 2 Sport. Since then TV 2 has expanded the Sport focus to three HD channels solely broadcasting English Premier League. These niche channels complement TV 2 Zebra that has broadcast entertainment and serials to the Norwegian youth since 2005. The film channel, TV 2 Filmkanalen, broadcasts films 24 hours a day. TV 2 launched its latest addition to the family in 2010: TV 2 Bliss with light entertainment, docusoaps and movies. TV 2 is no longer just a TV station, but a media group bringing out contents on multiple platforms. TV2 started broadcasting Tour de France live in 2003, and the event has since become a success on TV2.

Jersey wearers after the stage 4


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