The Trail

The Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra takes place on snowmobile trails north, northwest and northeast of Överkalix

Maps

In time for the race below you will find coloured maps (pdf files) of the race course. Please note that these maps give you a rough overview and are intened to help you orientate. However, the trail due to various influences (e.g. overflow, open water, etc.) can change. So, the most important thing when on the trail is to follow the trail markers.

  • MLAU Race Map 1 (tbc.)
  • MLAU Race Map 2 (tbc.)
  • MLAU Race Map 3 (tbc.)
  • MLAU Race Map 4 (tbc.)

Trail Facts

Start: Överkalix, Norbotten

Checkpoints: see detailed trail description below

Finish 185 km race (loop 1 – north and northeast): Överkalix

Finish 485 km race (loop 1 plus loop 2 – north and northwest): Överkalix

Trail Conditions

It is of course impossible to say in advance what the trail conditions will be like. Dead winter in the Swedish Lapland can bring just about any kind of conditions. If we are lucky and there is not too much fresh snow after the last trail breaking effort. In case of fresh snow and strong winds, the situation trails will be soft and more challenging.

We will have our own trail breakers. However, they won’t be able to break a trail for the entire field of athletes at once as they will be spread out over a large distance once everyone begins. Therefore, be prepared for a soft trail and expect overflow. Don’t underestimate those obstacles. Overflow can get you into a life threatening situation very quickly. Don’t keep on going if you are close to falling asleep. Wear waterproof socks and/or overshoes if necessary.

Överkalix to Björkadammskojan

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Björkadammskojan to Jockfall

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Jockfall to Taraskojan

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Taraskojan to Överkalix – Finish 185 km race

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Överkalix to Lansjärv

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Lansjärv to Hakkas

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Hakkas to Nattavaara

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Nattavaara to Rikti Dokas

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Rikti Dokas to Överkalix – Finish 485 km race

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GPS Waypoints

Start Överkalix
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Vallsjärv Shelter
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Turpas Shelter
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Sauna Hut Shelter
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CP1 Björkadammskojan Cabin
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CP2 Jockfall
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Rönsjarv Shelter
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CP3 Taraskojan Cabin
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CP4/Finish 185 km Överkalix
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CP5 Lansjärv
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CP6 Hakkas
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CP7 Nattavaara
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Penskojan Shelter
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Arctic Circle Monument
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Polar Circle Shelter
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CP8 Rikti Dokas
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Finish 385 km Överkalix
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