FL-Junior: Tuva Almås won in her Finnmark Race debut

Written by: Elisabeth Bergquist/Trine Kvidal-Røvik
Date: 12.03.2017 14:53

It has only been a month since she decided to participate in the Finnmark Race. Today Tuva Almås made it all the way to the top in FL-Junior in her first attempt.

Tuva says that it was only during this year’s Femund Race in February that she decided to start the Finnmark Race.


A happy Tuva Almås won FL-Junior in her first attempt. (Photo: Elisabeth Bergquist)

Tuva is what can be called a self-made musher. No one in her family is into sled dog racing, and the passion comes from Tuva herself.

- We have winter one day a year, her father explains from the side-line. The family has a cabin in Røldal, and Tuva spends a lot of time there, training dogs.

In the beginning, Tuva borrowed dogs in order to learn mushing. After a while, she has gotten six dogs of her own. She made to the finish line with a team of dogs she has borrowed. All six dogs made it to the finish.


Excited medal winners in FL-Junior 2017. From the left: Mina Skjøthaug Karlstrøm, Tuva Almås, and Hanna Lyrek. (Photo: Morten Broks)

Mina Skjøthaug Karlstrøm arrived four small minutes after Almås, and Hanna Lyrek finished two minutes behind her. Three happy girls are on the podium in this year’s FL-Junior.