The Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra will take place on snowmobile trails in Swedish Lapland. Start and finish for the 185 and 500 km races is in the small town of Överkalix, in the Swedish province of Norbotten.
The 185 km racers will go in a loop from Överkalix to the north and then back again to Överkalix, crossing the Arctic Circle twice. The 500 km racers will then go on a second and different loop of 315 km, again, heading north and then coming back to Överkalix. On both race distances the athletes will travel on rivers, lakes and through forests.
Athletes in the 20 and 50 km race start in Överkalix, too. The 20 km race will finish just next to the ice road in Rödupp. The 50 km continues on to the top of Laxforsberget and afterwards diverts from the regular trail to make it a total distance of 50 km, finishing in Jockfall.
The trail will be marked. However, if there is fresh snow or a lot of wind it will be difficult to find the trail. If you want to enhance your ability to understand your orientation, we recommend you use a GPS. You will find necessary co-ordinates and more information on the race course in the “Trail Description” (see “Service” section).