2018 Arctic Race of Norway: Heads North

Monday, January 8th

Key points• The sixth edition of the Arctic Race of Norway is scheduled for 16–19 August.• The northernmost race in the world will visit East Finnmark, the only part of northern Norway it had... Read more

Significant digital growth for Norways biggest cycling race

Wednesday, December 6th

A new report shows that the fifth edition of the Arctic Race of Norway had a significant growth in digital engagement both in Norway and abroad. The Arctic Race makes a leap both in terms of... Read more

Dylan Teuns crowns it on his own

Sunday, August 13th

Prime Minister Erna Solberg attended the conclusive stage of the fifth Arctic Race of Norway as well as thousands of fans who welcomed a worthy winner as Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing Team) defended his... Read more

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2018 Route

Sporting aspects

The route

Running from August 16th to 19th 2018, the 6th edition of the Arctic race of Norway will be made up of 4 stages and will cover a total distance of 732 kilometres.

The city stages

  • Vadsø
  • Kirkenes
  • Tana
  • Kjøllefjord
  • Honningsvåg
  • Hammerfest
  • Kvalsund
  • Alta

The stages

1On-lineThursday, August 16thVadsø / Kirkenes190.5 km
2On-lineFriday, August 17thTana / Kjøllefjord195 km
3On-lineSaturday, August 18thHonningsvåg / Hammerfest201 km
4On-lineSunday, August 19thKvalsund / Alta145.5 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.


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