During Finnmarksløpet many volunteers are working in our press centre. We publish many news in several medias. In addition to this page we recommend you follow our Facebook page , here you will find many short status updates, videos, pictures and more.

Finnmarksløpet 2019

april 11, 2018 | 9:28 am
Finnmarksløpet 2019 starts in week 10. The first start will be Friday, 8 March. Also in 2019 we will start the race in week 10. FL-1200 starts Friday March 8th, while FL-junior and FL-500 start Sat...
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When do they arrive?

mars 10, 2018 | 12:48 pm
Here is a useful estimate to find out when participants arrive at checkpoints during Finnmarksløpet 2018. All times are estimates, weather and road conditions can make changes. FL-1200  Checkpoint ...
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Live broadcast

mars 9, 2018 | 11:46 am
Follow us live! Finnmarkløpets showstart and official opening/FL-1200.
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Dallas Seavey finished #3 in…

mars 17, 2018 | 11:33 am
The American Iditarod winner and experienced musher Dallas Seavey arrived as #3 three in this year’s Finnmarksløp. He crossed the finish line in Alta with six dogs in front of his sled. After havin...
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Nothing could stop the Swede

mars 17, 2018 | 11:20 am
Birgitte Næss passed Swedish Petter Karlsson by after two of his dogs decided to mate on the trail at Jotka lake; however,  she was unable to keep him behind her all the way to the finish line. Lat...
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– Need a bit of…

mars 16, 2018 | 3:02 pm
Veteran Tom Frode Johansen with 19 FInnmarksløp on his CV, as well as several Femund Races and one Yukon Quest from 2016, does not complain about the race or the trails during this year’s FL-1200. ...
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Follow the Final Stages and…

mars 16, 2018 | 12:46 pm
Our experts are on-trail reporting live from the lead of the FL-1200 race. The finish in Alta will also be streamed live on our home page as well as on Facebook. With 16 nations on the starting lin...
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How long does it take?

mars 16, 2018 | 11:43 am
We have looked at running times between Karasjok and Alta for the past decade of Finnmarksløpet. The average time used is 11 hours and 30 minutes. The trail between Karasjok and Alta has been more ...
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What Happens In Levajok After…

mars 15, 2018 | 9:53 am
The lead teams of FL-1200 are currently struggling through the inhospitable mountain areas between Hillagurra and Levajok. Many are curious to see how much rest they choose to take at cp Levajok af...
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FL-500: Best Dog Care Award…

mars 14, 2018 | 10:06 pm
During the FL-500 banquet Wednesday night, Dre  Langfeld received the Best Dog Care Award. The award is the most popular award by far among mushers, perhaps with the exception of the 1st place in t...
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FL-1200: We Are All Rookies…

mars 14, 2018 | 7:51 pm
Competition is growing harder in the lead of FL-1200. Our expert commentators Trond Ørslie and Nina Skramstad argue that everyone is a rookie now. – FL-1200 of 2018 is the very first 1,200 ki...
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Norwegian Ulsom won the Iditarod

mars 14, 2018 | 2:27 pm
Joar Leifseth Ulsom from Norway made history when he won the Iditarod this morning (Norwegian time). Joar Leifseth Ulsom from the town of Mo i Rana, northern Norway, lives in Alaska. In his sixth I...
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New to Finnmarksløpet (the Finnmark Race)? Confused by the current standings table? Fret no more. We will explain it all to you. For our international followers, understanding the current standings...
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Current Race Status, 13 March

mars 13, 2018 | 9:05 pm
Harald Tunheim made history and Dallas Seavey leads the FL-1200 race, increasing the distance to Thomas Wærner who has a dog in his sled on the way to Kirkenes. Reports from our expert Nina Skramst...
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FL-500: Bronze medal to Røros

mars 13, 2018 | 8:18 pm
Sindre Kolstad Valan from Røros is a rookie in Finnmarksløpet this year. He caught up with a competitor during the last leg of the race, and managed to claim the bronze medal in this year’s FL-500....
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FL-500: Rookie claimed the silver…

mars 13, 2018 | 8:08 pm
Rookie Solfrid Håkenstad became silver medalist when she participated in her very first Finnmarksløp. Håkenstad lives in Beitostølen together with partner Erik Rødesjø, who finished  #27 when he pa...
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The teams that make it first to the finish line in Alta, will take home some great prizes and awards; money, four-wheelers, dog food gift cards, and glass art from Northern Norway. A long list of a...
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Harald Tunheim crossed the finish line at 07:48 Tuesday morning and won a most convincing and historic victory in the FL-500 race. No other musher can count victories in Finnmarksløpet through thre...
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Current Status – Part 2,…

mars 12, 2018 | 11:34 pm
Dallas Seavey takes his 16-hour mandatory rest in Neiden. Thomas Wærner now has a chance to take the lead in this race. There was much excitement around Neiden earlier today. Would Dallas Seavey hi...
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Current Status 12 March

mars 12, 2018 | 6:03 pm
The big favourites tighten their grip – but it’s still a long way to Alta. On day four of Finnmarksløpet, two major favourites have demonstrated that they are serious. Both FL-1200 musher Dallas Se...
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FL-junior: Award Ceremony and Prizes

mars 12, 2018 | 12:34 pm
Monday at 11:00 CET the Award Ceremony for FL-junior took place downtown Alta. The winners received their Norwegian Championship medals, and the winners as well as the other participants received v...
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Current Status 2, 11 March

mars 11, 2018 | 11:26 pm
Here is a new current status report from day 3 of Finnmarksløpet.   FL-junior: The charming Ole Henrik Isaksen Eira won the FL-junior race today. He races with dogs from May Conny Johansen. At the ...
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FL-1200 TD Ruling Regarding Ola…

mars 11, 2018 | 4:56 pm
FL-1200 musher Ola Brennodden Sunde was ill on arrival to cp Levajok. The TD permitted his team to maintain animal welfare for his team. Ola Brennodden Sunde was ill when arriving at cp Levajok. He...
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Race status at noon, Sunday…

mars 11, 2018 | 12:18 pm
Here’s an update on the development in all three race classes during the past couple of hours.   FL-junior: The FL-junior class of Finnmarksløpet constitutes the largest ever junior race...
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Race status on 10 March

mars 10, 2018 | 11:05 pm
Here’s an update on current race status towards evening of today’s race (CET).   FL-1200: The current leaders of the FL-1200 pack have covered some 240 kilometres (150 miles) when they rest at...
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Participant in Finnmarksløpet hit by…

mars 10, 2018 | 10:42 pm
Updated: One of the participants in the FL-junior race was Saturday hit by a snowmobile while on-trail between Alta and Jotka. The incident happened Saturday afternoon CET. The race marshal and the...
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Watch Race Start Live

mars 10, 2018 | 12:34 pm
While the FL-1200 race started last night (CET), we have two race classes starting today. Race start for FL-junior and FL-500 takes place from 13:00 CET onwards, and the location is downtown Alta, ...
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Winner Candidates, Profiles and Rookies

mars 10, 2018 | 10:28 am
It is time to take a closer look at some of this year’s candidates. Let there be no doubt: Participants starting and finishing the Finnmark  Race (‘Finnmarksløpet’) are all winners. All race classe...
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Checkpoint? No thanks

mars 2, 2018 | 1:49 pm
For those who do not know the sport well. This is what it’s about. In long distance dog race  there are many factors that play in. Participants normally travel from checkpoint to checkpoint d...
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Status from Finnmarksløpet

mars 2, 2018 | 1:49 pm
Even though the race itself is a few months ahead, exciting things happen. The deadline for enrollment in both senior classes expires on Thursday 30 November. Should you be secured space during the...
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