The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Skimo is the truly arctic race in The Arctic Triple and it will take place every year in week 11. It’s a ski mountaineering race offering one extreme (4000+) and one normal distance (1000+). The race will be a northern lights race that is set in mid March, when the traditional Lofoten fishing is at the peak of the season. Maybe you’ll get a good catch too?
Lofoten Skimo starts at the northern shores of Lofoten and takes you to the south side and the fishing village of Svolvær. The track will be marked and goes through an amazing landscape of peaks and ridges going straight into the ocean.
Start: Morfjorden, Austvågøy
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Distance: 36 KM
Height gain/loss: 4000 M
Max time to complete: 12 Hours + cut off times
Maximum number of participants: 100 athletes
The next edition of Lofoten Skimo will take place from March 8th till March 9th 2019:
Thursday 7th – we strongly recommend arriving by Thursday night
Friday Mar 8th – Pick up start-kit, mandatory race briefing and gear check
Saturday Mar 9th – Race Day Lofoten Skimo!
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+
All races in The Arctic Triple are fully supported – no external support will be allowed.