The checkpoint is located without a road connection at Jotka Mountain lodge, approx. 10 kilometers from the point where the dog sledges cross the road at Jotkavann. It is possible to rent rooms or cabins at Jotka Mountain Lodge, and there is a small cafe in the lodge. The checkpoint is the first and last checkpoint of the FL-500 and the last checkpoint for FL-junior and FL-1200.
Telefon: 784 34 554
Kautokeino is a village south in Finnmark along Rv 93 with about 2,000 inhabitants. The checkpoint is at Báktehárji sports center, centrally located in the village. In Kautokeino, the majority of the inhabitants are Sapmi-speaking. The checkpoint at Báktehárji Sports Hall will have a 24-hour café during the race, but there are no accommodations for handlers and spectators.
The checkpoint is on Suossjavri mountain lodge located right on RV 92, about 50 km west of Karasjok. There are limited facilities for spectators and handlers, but the lodge can be contacted for more information.
Phone: 784 69 113
Checkpoint Levajok is located just off the E6 approximately in the middle between Karasjok and Tana bru. The checkpoint is at Levajok mountain lodge. Here is a cafe and cabins for rent.
Phone: 789 28 714
Valjok is located about 40 km north of Karasjok on the E6. The checkpoint will have easy facilities for participants and will not be available to handlers and spectators.
Karasjok is the country’s second largest municipality, with an area of 5464 km². The city center of Karasjok has 1800 inhabitants, 80% of whom are Sapmi-speaking. The area used is the “Guest” which lies right at Scandic Karasjok. The experience center “Sapmi” is used as a race cafe. For overnight stays, we recommend contacting the hotel.
Phone Scandic: 784 68 860
Jergul is a small place in Karasjok municipality. The location is about 30 minutes drive from the town of Karasjok. The checkpoint is on Jergul Astu and is located right by RV. 92. Jergul Astu is a modern mountain house with a large café / restaurant and good beds.
Phone: 784 69 100
TANA BRU (FL-1200)
Tana bru is the administrative center in Tana municipality and has almost 600 inhabitants. In the center of Tana is the checkpoint at Elva hotel. Here is the food in several places right with the checkpoint. For accommodation we recommend Elva Hotel. Tana municipality arranges winter market / festival while the mushers arrive at the place.
Phone Elva Hotel: 789 28 222
Neiden is a village built in southern Varanger municipality with about 250 inhabitants. The actual checkpoint is the Neiden mountain lodge located in Upper Neiden, a few kilometers from the E6 along the Rv. 893 which goes to the border of Finland. This is a traditional mountain lodge with cabins and a relatively spacious cafe.
Phone: 789 96 141/995 51 517
Kirkenes is a settlement and administrative center in the municipality of Sør Varanger and has 4 500 inhabitants. The checkpoint is at the Scandic Kirkenes in the center of the city. This is a modern hotel with all facilities, even swimming pool.
Phone 789 95 900
Øvre Pasvik (FL-1200)
Øvre Pasvik is a so-called wilderness checkpoint. That is, participants only get water, straw and simple sleeping facilities. The checkpoint is at Øvre Pasvik Camping in Vaggatem in Øvre Pasvik. Finnmarksløpet has the entire campsite as a checkpoint. Participants are not allowed to rent their own cabins. It is possible to buy food at the checkpoint and it will be a big fireplace for participants. The public and the press have limited access to the checkpoint.
The checkpoint is at Varanger Sami Museum and the church house in Varangerbotn, 16 kilometers from Tana bridge direction Kirkenes. Unfortunately, there are no opportunities for the public to stay overnight, but there is a cafe and activates at the checkpoint.