The Arctic Race of Norway is the world’s only professional cycling race that takes place above the Arctic Circle. The first edition of the race took place in 2013.
150,000 spectators watched the race's first edition in Bodø, Svolvær, Stokmarknes and Harstad. In 2014, the race pushed 248 miles further north. It covered a total distance of 434 miles in four stages that took place in Hammerfest, The North Cape, Honningsvåg, Alta and Tromsø.
From 13 to 16 August 2015, visitors to Troms and Nordland can watch some of the world's top cyclists test their endurance and courage over 434 miles in four stages of winding and mountainous roads. The Arctic Race 2015 will take place in some of the most picturesque landscape Norway has to offer, and the final stage will see the cyclists cross the finish line in Narvik.
The four stages are:
For travellers arriving in July, the midnight sun can be experienced until 18 July in Harstad.
The event organizers are the Amaury Sports Organisation from France, which also manages famous races such as Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and the Dakar Rally.
Read more about the host cities and communities for Arctic Race of Norway 2015, and find information on accommodation, activities and how to get there:
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The Arctic Race of Norway 2015
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