About the Arctic Race of Norway
The Arctic Race of Norway is a professional stage race on road bike. The event takes place each year in Northern Norway. The idea of the Arctic Race of Norway – an international race in the three northernmost counties of Norway – was conceived in Andørja, Troms, which hosts the local sporting event Tour de Andørja. The first edition of the Arctic Race of Norway took place in August 2013. In 2019 the race celebrates its 7th anniversary with an edition crossing the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands from west to east to finish in Narvik at the bottom of the slopes that may host the 2027 Alpine Ski World Championships.
The race is an official UCI-sponsored event that is included in the Europe Tour. It was initially rated as a 2.1 event. Since 2015 the race has been ranked as a 2.HC event.