Arctic Alta fatbike

Sunday 25th of February 2024

42 km

Start: Bossekop kl. 10:00

Finish: Kaiskuru skistadion

20 km

Start: Detsika kl. 11:00

Finish: Kaiskuru skistadion

Parking / toilet facilities

Parking at the start in Bossekop, in Detsika and finish Kaiskuru. Toilet facilities at start 42 km and finish in Kaiskuru. At start 20 km and the other checkpoints there are no toilets available.


Transport of clothes

Transport of clothes from start to finish area, bag drop in a small car trailer at parking lot, see map over start area here. Bags must be marked with your name. 


Bib-number handout

Starting bibs can be picked up at the BUL-house with 42 km start

Friday 18-19 pm

Saturday 9-11 am

Sunday 9-10


Staring bibs can also be picked up at the 20 k start in Detsika

Sunday 10-11 am


Course description

The first 10k goes along easy terrain and wide tracks. After the first 10k there is a sprint prize and the first checkpoint, there will be a road crossing. Then the course narrows and crosses the Eiby river and follows the valley with the famous Alta river. There is another checkpoint with nutrition at 15,5 k, before you cross over the Alta River. Then there is 2,5 k with approximately 10% incline. Just after starting the long uphill there is a drinking station called "camp Pæskatun".  On top of the long climb, the climb prize comes and you arrive at the third checkpoint. From here the tracks follow the snowmobile course 1,5k before turning left and going into the open woods. You have reached the highest point of the course, and you start a long descent towards 32k where the third checkpoint is. The last 10k is flat with some short steep uphills following lighted trails down to Kaiskuru ski stadium.


See detailed map


Road crossings and snowmobile traffic

There are three road crossings! The course follows around 4 k snowmobile tracks and 3 k along a road with car traffic. Beware of all this, but there will be volunteers managing the traffic. Especially be careful at the bridge crossing over the Alta River, and on the road up the Detsika hill. 

Course preparation 

The course is groomed with both snowmobile and grooming machines. Their last finish preparation will be a Snowmobile with a special plow to make the best tracks for fat bikes. 


Nutrition at checkpoints

The checkpoints will offer sweet drinks, buns, bananas, and energy bars. Cola served on the last two checkpoints.



Please don´t throw anything along the course except at the checkpoints. A penalty fee of 15 euros may occur. 



Some downhills can give high speed. Beware of a sharp left turn at 10 k, a long downhill at 16 k, and a long downhill around 30 k. 


After the race

There will be sweet drinks and snacks at the finish. Wardrobes/shower/café/prizeaward in Kaiskuru Nærmiljøsenter.


Prizes and prizegiving cermony

Top 3 male/female in 42 km will get a gift card from main sponsor at Æventyrs hotel/restaurants. And top 3 at 20 km will get vitamins from Aarja Health and the youth class receive gift cards from Amfi shopping center. Sprint and climb 500NOK best male/female. Prizegiving cermony at 13.30 and lottery based prizes from the starting bibs presented from 14.00.



There are regular bus traffic every hour from Kaiskuru Nærmiljøsenter and to Bossekop. Aproxximately 30 min traveltime and it runs from 12.33 and every hour until the evening. The bus passes the by the city center. Only 5 min walk from bus stop Bossekop back to start area. See  travel info bus. Use the mobile-app "Snelandia reise" for travel info and the app "Snelandia Mobilett" for tickets. Other payments will not be accepted on the bus.



We recommend accommodation at Canyon hotell in Alta city center, the Gargia Lodge or Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge.