Stages and rules
Start 05:00. 25 June 20 km Open water swim. 6 km back to back between
CP 1: Beddinge havsbad and
CP 2: Skateholm havsbad. You will swim along a nice beach all the time. You may rest and refuel anytime you like.
You may wear wetsuit, gloves (non web) and neoprene cap. Time cap 36h.
Expected water temperature 16-22 degrees.
Sun up 04:26 down 21:52
Bike about 2000 km to Abisko.
CP 1: Beddinge havsbad
CP 2: Smygehuk,
CP 3: Riksgränsen,
CP 4: Abisko.
In the event of a serious mechanical that renders one’s bike un-rideable, a rider may be assisted by motor vehicle in moving backwards, forwards, or directly off the route. A rider may also receive assistance returning back to the location they left however, the moment they rejoin the route, any forward assistance is prohibited, even if a rider has already ridden that stretch prior to leaving the route.
To organize a race in the most beautiful locations and with such large distances point to point is not easy. However a limited number of participants makes it possible and we believe it is well worth the effort. It is very important to follow the rules in the locations you pass through (national parks).
It is also very important that you understand the risks involved in this race and are capable of racing self supported or supported in swim, bike and run over great distances at remote locations sometimes far away from people and help. If you are uncertain of your capabilities this is NOT the race for you.
Drafting or pacing
Not permitted in either swim, bike or run. You may not use other people or vehicles for drafting.
You will have to pass all check points. Your spot tracker data will be reviewed during and after the race)
We understand the need for visibility and we will have 1 service car updating daily about the race. We will pay a lot of attention tracking the athletes to make this an unique experience for everybody. The media coverage will include drone videos and photos.
Is only required at Smygehuk and Abisko. Camping (low cost) available at both location.
Along the route you're free to choose your own accommodation. We highly recommend a small bivy/tent and sleeping bag. It is very easy to find a place to camp because of "allemansrätten" (freedom to roam) the right to public access in Sweden and Norway. Up north there will be long distances between some cities were you can sleep or resupply.
Spot X tracker and spot tracking subscription (5min update) for tracking is required.
Live leaderboard updates will be posted.
Running backpack with bottles
Bivy/tarp/tent/sleeping bag (with mosquito net!!)
Bike and run lights
Power bank or dynamo
Bike tools, tubes
Gear storage on bike
Waterproof bike shoe covers
Warm lightweight jacket
There will be a place available to store your bike at all run and swim sections.
You can leave a drop bag (backpack size, max 15kg) at the start and it will be at your finish in Abisko. Here you can store your wetsuit and stuff you want before and after the race. The bag will not be available before you finish the race.
Water and food
Tap water everywhere is drinkable and recommended. You must buy and organize your own food. No pre made drop bags, support or deliveries are permitted.
Start: Airport Malmö-Sturup (MMX) or Copenhagen Kastrup CPH
Finish: Kiruna (KRN)