19 – 21 July 2024
Return to the spirit of Trail in the Lyngen Alps
The Lyngen Alps
The Ultra NORWAY Race takes place in the north of Norway, 350 km north of the Arctic Circle. The start will be in the Lyngen Alps and the finish line will be on the waterfront of Tromsø, the city of adventurers.
Participants will discover surprising and magical scenes, while crossing landscapes of high mountains dotted with prevalent blue fjords. On the last kilometers, the competitors will see the Arctic Cathedral and cross the iconic Tromsø Bridge with stunning views over the city.
In July, we will benefit of the midnight sun and we will see the beautiful scenery of northern Norway in the dazzling Arctic brightness.
140 km non-stop
The Ultra NORWAY Race is a non-stop foot race of 140 km, alone or by team of 2 runners, with 9000 meters of positive and negative elevation. Competitors are in food self-supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipment, food and personal equipment.
Competitors must follow the GPS tracks given by the organization. There are checkpoints at regular intervals: the two members of the team must be controlled together.
The limit time to cover the entire distance is 48 hours. To be authorized to continue the event, runners have to respect the time limits for passing through the various checkpoints. A technical support and a medical team are present during the whole event.
Save the dates
Thursday 18 July 2024
- 8 am: Appointment at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromsø
- 9 am: Transfer from Tromsø to Lyngseidet (3 hours drive)
- 2 pm: Installation at the Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngseidet
- 3 pm: Administrative, technical and medical checks
- 7 pm: Dinner all together & overnight at the lodge
Friday 19 July 2024
- 8 am: Breakfast all together at the lodge
- 11 am: Transfer from Lyngseidet to the race start point
- 12 pm: Start of the Ultra NORWAY Race
- 140 km / 9000 mD + / 9000 mD- / 48 hours
From the Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July 2024
The arrival of the Ultra NORWAY Race takes place on the seafront in the city of Tromsø. The time limit to cover the race route is 48 hours. Upon arrival, participants can check into the Ishavshotel.
- 21 July at 12 pm: End of the Ultra NORWAY Race
- Free afternoon and award ceremony
- 7 pm: Dinner together & overnight at the hotel
Monday 22 July 2024
- 8 am: Breakfast together at the hotel
- Transfer to airport according to flight schedules
⇒ SCANDIC ISHAVSHOTEL
Address: Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway.
Phone number: (+47) 77 66 64 00
⇒ Tromsø International Airport
(Code AITA : TOS, Code OACI : ENTC)
Send us a message specifying the race (s) from which you wish to receive Event Information. This document includes the itinerary of the event, the list of compulsory equipment and information to sign-up.
Frequently asked questions
What equipment are compulsory to participate in the Ultra NORWAY Race?
During the pre-race checks, each participant must present the following equipment:
- Backpack x1
- GPS x1
- Warm clothing x1
- Waterproof clothing x1
- Lighter x1
- Compass x1
- Knife (blade: 3,5 cm min.) x1
- Mirror (diameter: 6 cm min.) x1
- Whistle x1
- Survival blanket x1
- Headlamp x1
- Additional batteries x4 (or a second headlamp)
- Utensils to cook x1
- Solid fuel tablets x10
- Medical pocket for the first aid x1
- Salt tablets or similar x10
- Water bidons of 1 liter x2 (or similar)
- Waterproof pocket for map x1
Highly recommended equipment:
- Additional clothes x1
- Warm and waterproof gloves x1
- Walking sticks
- A cap or hat
- An insect repellent (fly, mosquito, etc.)
- An outfit that protects your legs (tights or high socks)
How much food should we have for the competition?
Each entrant must provide his/her own food for 2 days. Each competitor must have 2 000k/calories per day, that is to say a minimum of 4 000k/calories, otherwise he/she will be penalized. Gas stoves are strictly forbidden.
How will I be able to orient myself on the course?
Participants must follow the route planned by the organization under penalty of penalty. Participants will receive the GPS track in GPX format before departure. In addition, participants will have topographical maps before departure with the route, distances, directions to follow as well as the particularities of the route. The absence of a maps during the event will result in a penalty. The route is not marked by the organizing team.
When will we have water during the competition?
Participants receive water at checkpoints. It is imperative to have your bidons (compulsory equipment) because we do not give bottles. In addition, we do not distribute hot water.
What are the temperatures in the Lyngen Alps in July?
The weather in the Lyngen Alps is very variable. Theoretical temperatures in July are between 12 and 15°C.
How to join the group in Tromsø?
Registration fees do not include air tickets. Participants must individually manage transport (plane and airport transfer) to reach the meeting point with the group. Participants must be on Thursday July 18 on 8am at the Scandic Ishavshotel.
How do I validate my registration?
To register for the Ultra NORWAY Race, we ask you to send us the registration form duly completed and signed. This document can be sent by mail or email. You must also send us a copy of your passport, a repatriation insurance certificate. Finally, to confirm your registration, you must pay the deposit. -> Entry fees details
What is the deadline to register?
There is no deadline to register for the Ultra NORWAY Race.