Last updated: 2009-06-02
Explore Sweden Expedition Adventure Race 2009
– The 1000k monster
The 2009 edition - the fifth of its kind - will take racers from the coastal city of Sundsvall on a great journey through the middle of Sweden en route to the mountains at the Norwegian border and back again.
The teams will be racing at the peak of Sweden's fantastic and light-filled summer period, when the sun circles high in the sky, dips below the horizon for a couple of hours, and then rises again.
The race course will cover 1,000 km and teams will travel through vast forests, on rivers and lakes, and in the high alpine mountains in the most beautiful parts of Sweden.
Good navigation is critical for the race, with maps and roadbook. The race will include trekking, orienteering, mountaineering, kayaking, hydrospeed, rafting, zip-lines, mountainbiking, inlines, downhill biking and spectacular repellings...
July 2-9, 2009
Where and how
The race is open to 4 person teams, mixed, with assistants. The location is in mid sweden between Sundsvall and the Norwegian border at Åre.
Total race distance
Prize money and prizes of a total value of 160.000 SEK. The winning team will get 50.000 SEK cash and a free entry to the Adventure Racing World Championship 2009 in Portugal.
Check out registration and prizes for more info.
It’s the nicest summer in the area at this time, so during the days it will be around +20-28 degrees centigrade and during the nights it will be around +12 degrees centigrade. We also have the midnight sun at this time which means there will be daylight 20 hours per day...
Please check out www.smhi.se where you can get the latest forecast for the area.
Sundsvall. Exact time and place to be announced.
Getting to the meeting point
To Sundsvall Airport:
From Stockholm Arlanda with SAS, www.sas.se or from Stockholm Bromma with "Sundsvallsflyg", www.sundsvallsflyg.se.
From Gothenburg Landvetter with Skyways, www.skyways.se or with City Airline, www.cityairline.com.
Note about rental cars in Sundsvall.
From Stockholm, follow E4 highway 450 km north.