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JOTKA (FL-500/FL-junior/FL-1200)

The only checkpoint that do not have road acsess. Jotka Mountain Lodge, approximately 10 kilometers from the point where the dog teams cross the road at Jotkavann. It is possible to rent rooms or cabins on Jotka mountain lodge, and there is a small cafe at the lodge. Jotka checkpoint is the first and last checkpoint for FL-500 and the last for junior and 1200 class.

Phone: +47 784 34 554
URL: www.jotka.no 


SAUTSO (FL-junior)

The checkponit is located at the east side of the famous Alta canyon, near Statkrafts power station. It is a low facility checkpoint with tents, water and straw. It is not possible for handlers and spectators to visit checkpoint Sautso.


KAUTOKEINO (FL-1200/FL-500)

Kautokeino is a Sapmi village along Rv 93 with approximately 2 000 residents. The checkpoint is located at Báktehárji sports arena in the center of the village. In Kautokeino, the majority of the residents speaks both the Sapmi and the Norwegian language. The checkpoint will have a cafeteria, and housing facilites for the mushers. There are no cabin or rooms for rent at the checkpoint, but several lodging places can be found in Kautokeino, among them - Thon Hotel Kautokeino.


SUOSSJAVRI (FL-junior)

The Checkpoint is located at Suossjavri fjellstue next to road Rv 92, about 50 km west of Karasjok. There are limited facilities at the checkpoint. Please contact the owners of Suossjavri in number listet below for more information.
Telefon: +47 784 69 113


LEVAJOK (FL-1200)

Checkpoint Levajok is nearby the E6 about midway between Karasjok and Tana bru. The checkpoint is Levajok fjellstue. Here's cafe and cabins for rent.

Phone: +47 789 28 714
E-mail: fjellstua@levajok.no


KARASJOK (FL-500/FL-1200)

Karasjok is the second largest municipality in the area with a size of 5464 km ². The village Karasjok has 1800 inhabitants of which 80% is Sami speaking. The area used is "Gjesten" which is right by Scandic Karasjok. The experience center "Sapmi" used as race café. For accommodation we recommend you call:

Scandic Hotel Phone: +47 784 68 860
Webpage Scandic


VALJOK (FL-500)

Valjok is located 40 km north of Karasjok along road E6. Valjok checkpoint is only for mushers and is set up with limited facilites as straw, water, open fire and some tents.


JERGUL (FL-1200/FL-500)

Jergul is a small place in Karasjok municipality. The place is about 30 minutes drive from the village of Karasjok. The checkpoint is Jergul Astu located on highway. 92, 36 km west of Karasjok. Jergul Astu is a modern lodge with cafe/restaurant, and plenty of beds.

Phone: +47 784 69 100
URL: www.jergulastu.no


TANA BRU (FL-1200)

The village of Tana Bru is the administrative center in the municipality of Tana and have barely 600 inhabitants. Right in the center of Tana is the checkpoint at Elva Hotel. Here is the ability of dining right at the checkpoint. For accommodation we recommend Elva Hotel. Tana Municipality organizes winter market/festival while the mushers arriving the place.

Telephone River Hotel: +47 789 28 222
URL: www.elvahotel.no


NEIDEN (FL-1200)

Neiden is a village in Sør-Varanger municipality with about 250 inhabitants. The checkpoint is Neiden fjellstue located in Øvre Neiden, a few kilometers from the E6 highway along Rv. 893, heading the border towards Finland. This is a traditional mountain lodge with cabins and a relatively spacious café.

Tel: +47 789 96 141/+47 995 51 517
URL: www.neidenfjellstue.com


Øvre Pasvik (FL-1200)

An old fashion checkpoint with less facilities. Just water and straw for the teams. It is placed in Øvre Pasvik Camping in Vaggatem.
The public and the press have restricted access. Entrants can biy food at the checkpoint and there will be a campfire running all time while the checkpoint is active. Entrants does not have the possibility to rent cabins, there will be common sleeping places for entrants hosted by Finnmarksløpet.
URL: www.pasvikcamping.no


KIRKENES (FL-1200)

Kirkenes is the administrative center of Sør-Varanger and has 4,500 inhabitants. The checkpoint is at Scandic Hotel Kirkenes in downtown Kirkenes. This is a modern hotel with all the amenities, and even a swimming pool.

Tel: +47 789 95 900
Webpage Scandic


Varangerbotn (FL-1200)

The checkpoint is at the Sami Museum and parish house in Varangerbotn, 16 km from Tana bru towards Kirkenes. There is unfortunately no opportunity for the public to stay, but there is cafe and activities at the checkpoinut during the race.