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That’s why we love mushing!

Finnmarksløpet – the longest dog-sled race in Europe challenge mushers to explore the limits of their capabilities and perform. The dogs and mushers must be top-trained, but also the dogs needs trust and dedication to the mushers to perform. This is achieved through taking good care of the dogs, and give them plenty of attention, food and rest. The musher must not only work while racing, but when the checkpoint is reached he or she must prioritize the dogs before resting. A good support team and training is important to success. To win Finnmarksløpet you need to sacrifice everything, that’s why we love mushing!

News

  • mars 17, 2018
    Dallas Seavey finished #3 in Finnmarksløpet
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    The American Iditarod winner and experienced musher Dallas Seavey arrived as #3 three in t...
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  • mars 17, 2018
    Nothing could stop the Swede
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    Birgitte Næss passed Swedish Petter Karlsson by after two of his dogs decided to mate on t...
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  • Tom Frode Johansen kom som #7 inn til Karasjok i dag. Foto: Trond A. Andersen
    mars 16, 2018
    - Need a bit of luck to make it...
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    Veteran Tom Frode Johansen with 19 FInnmarksløp on his CV, as well as several Femund Races...
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  • mars 16, 2018
    Follow the Final Stages and Finish Live on Facebook
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    Our experts are on-trail reporting live from the lead of the FL-1200 race. The finish in A...
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  • mars 16, 2018
    How long does it take?
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    We have looked at running times between Karasjok and Alta for the past decade of Finnmarks...
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  • Kristian Walseth and the leaders have a fairly cool ride on the leg between checkpoints Varangerbotn and Levajok. (Photo: Reidar Arnesen/@arcticlapse
    mars 15, 2018
    What Happens In Levajok After Challenging Mountain Crossing?
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    The lead teams of FL-1200 are currently struggling through the inhospitable mountain areas...
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  • Dre Langefeld receives the Best Dog Care Award. (Photo: Ann Helen Paulsen)
    mars 14, 2018
    FL-500: Best Dog Care Award to Dre Langefeld
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    During the FL-500 banquet Wednesday night, Dre  Langfeld received the Best Dog Care Award....
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  • mars 14, 2018
    FL-1200: We Are All Rookies Now
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    Competition is growing harder in the lead of FL-1200. Our expert commentators Trond Ørslie...
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  • mars 14, 2018
    Norwegian Ulsom won the Iditarod
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    Joar Leifseth Ulsom from Norway made history when he won the Iditarod this morning (Norweg...
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  • We will try to explain this
    mars 14, 2018
    Understanding the current standings table
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    New to Finnmarksløpet (the Finnmark Race)? Confused by the current standings table? Fret n...
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  • Harald Tunheim winning a convincing victory in the FL-500 race early Tuesday morning local time. (Photo: Ann Christin Pettersen)
    mars 13, 2018
    Current Race Status, 13 March
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    Harald Tunheim made history and Dallas Seavey leads the FL-1200 race, increasing the dista...
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  • Sindre Kolstad Valan debuterte med bronsjemedalje i sitt aller første Finnmarksløp. (Foto: Ann Christin Pettersen)
    mars 13, 2018
    FL-500: Bronze medal to Røros
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    Sindre Kolstad Valan from Røros is a rookie in Finnmarksløpet this year. He caught up with...
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  • Rookie Solfrid Håkenstad kom inn til andreplass og sølvmedalje i formiddag. (Foto: Ann Christin Pettersen)
    mars 13, 2018
    FL-500: Rookie claimed the silver medal
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    Rookie Solfrid Håkenstad became silver medalist when she participated in her very first Fi...
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  • Harald Tunheim prøvesitter sin nye ATV fra Polaris. (Foto: Ann Christin Pettersen)
    mars 13, 2018
    Awards and prizes for Finnmarksløpet’s winners
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    The teams that make it first to the finish line in Alta, will take home some great prizes ...
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  • Harald Tunheim and his lead dog Polaris were happy to win! (Photo: Ann Christin Pettersen)
    mars 13, 2018
    FL-500: Harald Tunheim’s Convincing Victory
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    Harald Tunheim crossed the finish line at 07:48 Tuesday morning and won a most convincing ...
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  • mars 12, 2018
    Current Status – Part 2, 12 March
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    Dallas Seavey takes his 16-hour mandatory rest in Neiden. Thomas Wærner now has a chance t...
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  • mars 12, 2018
    Current Status 12 March
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    The big favourites tighten their grip – but it’s still a long way to Alta. On day four ...
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  • From the left: Solveig Kristine Kvam, Ole Henrik Isaksen Eira and Maria Jøraholmen with their respective medals. (Foto: Ann Christin Pettersen)
    mars 12, 2018
    FL-junior: Award Ceremony and Prizes
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    Monday at 11:00 CET the Award Ceremony for FL-junior took place downtown Alta. The winners...
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    mars 11, 2018
    Current Status 2, 11 March
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    Here is a new current status report from day 3 of Finnmarksløpet.   FL-junior: Th...
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  • mars 11, 2018
    FL-1200 TD Ruling Regarding Ola B. Sunde
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    FL-1200 musher Ola Brennodden Sunde was ill on arrival to cp Levajok. The TD permitted his...
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  • mars 11, 2018
    Race status at noon, Sunday 11 March
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    Here's an update on the development in all three race classes during the past couple of ho...
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  • Thomas Wærner and his fabulous dog team just before cp Jergul. (Photo: Reidar Arnesen/@arcticlapse)
    mars 10, 2018
    Race status on 10 March
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    Here’s an update on current race status towards evening of today’s race (CET). Thomas ...
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  • mars 10, 2018
    Participant in Finnmarksløpet hit by snowmobile
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    Updated: One of the participants in the FL-junior race was Saturday hit by a snowmobile wh...
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  • I går var det showstart - i dag skal disse ut på sporet for alvor i FL-500. (Foto: Elisabeth Bergquist)
    mars 10, 2018
    Watch Race Start Live
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    While the FL-1200 race started last night (CET), we have two race classes starting today. ...
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  • Jana Henychova og de renrasede hundene starter FL-1200 fredag kveld. I dag starter FL-junior og FL-500 kl 13:00.
    mars 10, 2018
    Winner Candidates, Profiles and Rookies
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    It is time to take a closer look at some of this year’s candidates. Let there be no dou...
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  • mars 9, 2018
    Live broadcast
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    Follow us live! Finnmarkløpets showstart and official opening/FL-1200.
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  • mars 2, 2018
    Checkpoint? No thanks
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    For those who do not know the sport well. This is what it's about. In long distance dog ra...
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Alta and Kirkenes

Finnmarksløpet is a big event all over the Finnmark region. Alta and Kirkenes are the venues for the biggest events. We will specially mention the start in Alta as the place to be. Kirkenes is the best place to see a checkpoint and all the logistics around the race. Take care not to disturb the dogs, they need a lot of rest. We love Finnmarksløpet – we invite you to join the celebration!

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Join the celebration

There are som many spots to see the sleds passing, give them lots of cheers and space, remember dog’s don’t like whisles and loud noises. On the mountain checkpoints there’s no capacity for the audience. That’s why we hope most people follow us online and on NRK tv. You may also visit our touring festival – Siida, it will follow the race around the track. See when Siida comes to your favorite spot!

Siida Festival

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Who is racing?

Normally more than 150 mushers are racing in our three race classes. Junior, FL500 and FL1200. Some of the mushers are rookies and partissipates for their first time, but for others Finnmarksløpet has become an annual tradition and they partissipate for their 10th or 20th time. You can read more about each musher and their race history here.

Mushers 2018

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Volunteer registration is closed for 2018

Checkpoint volunteer

As a checkpoint volunteer you may choose what checkpont you would like to work on. You report to the checkpoint manager who plans duty hours and distribute the tasks. The most important job is to facilitate the checkpont services for the mushers and dogs.

Volunteering in Alta

In Alta we need many volunteers to rig the start and finish arena, as well as helping the event or waching the road-crossings. As a volunteer you will be a part of our team and experience the scale and importance of this event for the Finnmark region.

Special skill volunteer

On some assignments we need volunteers with special skills. They are: Track maintenence, GPS, Press, managers and technical staff (race judges). We rely on many competent and dedicated volunteers to make Finnmarksløpet happen.

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