The route for the 2019 Arctic Race was recently announced: next August, the cycling competition will span a different area of Northern Norway. Starting in Lofoten, one of our specialist destinations, it will tour around the main islands and end in Narvik, near our favourite Arctic wolves at Polar Park. Check out the full route details in the video below:
Broadcast in 180+ countries, the Arctic Race is now the 10th most followed race in the world on Facebook. First started six years ago, the race’s popularity has grown substantially and is now officially sponsored by UCI and included in the Europe Tour. The event’s managers ASO also own and manage Le Tour de France among other sporting events.
In 2018, the route spanned the northernmost coast of Norway. This year, the Arctic Race will tour around Lofoten and the surrounding islands. Divided into four days, each stage spans 160 – 180 kilometres:
- Å in Lofoten – Leknes
- Henningsvær – Svolvær
- Sortland – Melbu
- Lødingen – Narvik
Following the presentation of the 2019 route, Telenor also announced a new agreement to upgrade the mobile network in Northern Norway along the Arctic Race route. With the upgraded network, media and visitors will easily be able to cover what goes on in and around the magnificent islands of Lofoten and Northern Norway. Taking place from the 15th – 18th August, the Arctic race is a fantastic event for families, friends, and sports enthusiasts alike. This is the time to experience the end of summer in Northern Norway!
Looking to book an Arctic Holiday for this season? Check out our coolest new multi-day packages, or ask us for availability at one of our accommodation options in Lofoten to see the Arctic Race. Contact us for more information on this trip or events around Hamnøy & Lofoten.
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