Our headquarter before the race will be in Jockfall. So, of course it will be very convenient for athletes to base themselves in and around Jockfall. Below you get an overview of the options. There is of course also the possibility to book a room or cabin in Överkalix. The Grand Arctic is fully booked before the race (2023) but has rooms available afterwards.
In general, the room situation in the Överkalix Kommun is a bit different from regions that have a lot of hotels. Traditionally, where we host the MLAU many of the places to stay are cabins. Therefore, one of the goals will be to get all of you who do not mind, to share a cabin with other athletes. For those of you who seek privacy and prefer not to share, we will of course find a way to accomplish that, too.
Here are your options for Jockfall (all rates including tax):
- Jockfall Apartments – They have two different types of luxurious apartments that fit up to 6 and up to 4 guests each. For the race it is our goal to have at least 3 athletes per apartment. Each apartment has got two separate bedrooms. The larger ones (for up to 6 people) also have an open loft. The cost for the large cabin is SEK 2,000/night and the smaller cabins are SEK 1,600. So, if three people share, the cost of a large cabin it a bit more thank SEK 680/night/person. Should you decide you want to have more people in the apartment, that is of course possible and will further bring down the cost per person.
- Jockfall Hostel – This place used to be a school and now is a simple hostel. It features 4 bedrooms with 2 beds each. Showers and washrooms are shared and there is also a sauna. Cost is SEK 300/night for each bed.
- Jockfall Camping – Should you travel to Jockfall in an RV, the parking including electricity is SEK 300/night.
Options for Överkalix:
As mentioned above, the Grand Arctic Hotel right now is reserved for tour operators pre-race. They have a regular room rate of SEK 1,395. Athletes and friends or family members of athletes who are there during the race or in the days after get a 20% discount. For any bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your booking and let them know you are with the MLAU. You also get 20% off their winter activities.
On the website of Heart of Lapland you will also find some other options for places to stay.
Please note that we will see that we can find a way to make travel possible for people who prefer not to use a car once in Sweden, i.e. shuttles from the airport to Överkalix and Jockfall (see also below). We will arrange for a couple of shuttle rides from Jockfall to Överkalix for any shopping, too. However, the easiest way to get around after arrival at Lulea Airport is a rental car. Not only can you then drive straight to your accommodation but locally you can go anywhere at anytime.
There is a private facebook group for all athletes on the race roster. This group is the perfect place to get in touch with others and to make plans for the sharing of accommodation and/or rental cars.
IMPORTANT: For any bookings at Jockfall please email me at email@example.com. I will then assist/co-ordinate.