Åre, Jämtland, SE
Jul 12–21, 2019
Type: Adventure Racing - World
added by: StrongMachine
The Nordic Islands are the ancient home of the Vikings and in their spirit you will undertake great feats of exploration as part of the Nordic Islands Adventure Race.
The 2019 race will set teams on an epic journey from Sweden, across the Scandic mountain range, through nature and many fjords ending in Norway.
Åre is the capital of skiing in Sweden and teams will meet here to start the race. The 400 year old little village carries a lot of history from the Sames who where the first to inhabit this region in the 1600th century hunting, fishing and hurdling reindeers.For further information visit www.aresweden.com/en/.
The Scandinavian Mountain Range is home to literally thousands of peaks and fjords – a truly unique place like nothing else in the world. The western sides of the mountains drop precipitously into the North Sea and Norwegian Sea, forming the fjords of Norway. The mountains are not very high, but are very steep at places. The combination of a northerly location and moisture from the North Atlantic Ocean has caused the formation of many ice fields and glaciers. The Scandinavian Mountain Birch forest and grasslands terrestrial Eco region is closely associated with the mountain range.
The race will cross through the Scandinavian Mountain Range –which are named after the Scandinavian language.
The ultimate destination for adventure in the 2019 Nordic Islands Adventure Race is the country of Norway, famous for deep fjord, wild forests and steep mountainsides dropping straight in to the ocean. Ålesund, is our final destination and brings us right in to the binging of the Viking era. This is the coastal town where it all started in the 800th century with one Viking named Rolf, also known as Rollo.
While this will bring a close of your epic Viking journey the long daylight hours of summer will ensure you see the most of region.
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