Ishavskraft OF700 Team - the world's longest MTB race
Challenging - exhausting - Euphoric
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700 kilometer connections
The world's hardest MTB ride
Ishavskraft Offroad Finnmark 700 is voted by many as the world's hardest mountain bike race. The 700 kilometer trail is cycled continuously from start to finish. The route runs through desolate areas in Europe's last wilderness. Endless expanses, marshes, rivers and meters of altitude that you wouldn't think exist in Finnmark.
The route runs through five municipalities and stops at 10-12 checkpoints. To be able to carry out such an effort, all cyclists must get enough nutrition and rest. At Offroad Finnmark, we attach great importance to this. That is why we have arranged all the checkpoints with serving hot and cold food, drinks, accommodation.
Our 200 volunteers are ready to give you care and preparedness that you won't find anywhere else. They ensure that our participants get a unique offer such as technical service, bike washing, and anything else you may need help or assistance with. The only thing our volunteers think about is making sure that our cyclists get as optimal an experience as possible. You cannot help but be touched by their care.
Information about Ishavskraft OF700
"Offroad Finnmark 700 can be described as cycling from Tromsø to Mo I Rana - It's just that you're cycling in the ditch".
Men, Women, Mix
TBA* = To be announced
Prerequisite for prizes
Awarding requires a minimum of three to three starting teams in the class. If there are less than three starting teams, the first prize is the Offroad Finnmark trophy.
3 starting teams trigger more prizes 1st place. 4-6 starting teams trigger more prizes 1. and 2nd place. 7 or more starting teams trigger prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
To get a finisher's jersey, you must reach the finish line within the set time limit.
Mandatory for all riders:
- 113 app must be downloaded on the front of the phone
- Effective mosquito and weather protection
- Mosquito repellent
- Mosquito hat/net for head
- 2 pcs. rescue foil or emergency rescue sleeping bag
- Insulation jacket - minimum 250 grams or down jacket
- Shell clothing for the whole body (windproof/water repellent)
- Not tight fitting
- If you have a jacket that covers all the functions that are described in the mandatory equipment list, then that is fine and within the requirements set out here.
- Warm clothes
- One layer of dry underwear (super or wool)
- Food in sufficient quantities
- First aid equipment (tape, strips, bandage and small scissors/knife)
- Match/lighter (in waterproof bag)
- GPS + extra fully charged power pack minimum 8000 mah.
- Must be able to load maps and tracks, as well as display maps on screen
- If the GPS strikes
- Extra map and compass or
- GPX tracks and maps downloaded on mobile or
- Additional GPS
- Mobile phone
- For emergencies
- Approved helmet according to NCF/UCI regulations
- You should ride a full shock absorber or a very good trail bike.
Equipment for checkpoint bag
Team bag to checkpoint (see offer at checkpoint)
- All riders pack three bags each. See which bag you meet where in the overview below. You meet Bag 3 at the checkpoints with a long rest.
- If you want to sleep:
- Blanket bag/sleeping bag
- duvet + sheet + pillow
- Suggested content:
- Clean and dry cycling clothes
- Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, various creams for chafing, Ibux)
- Private diet
- Power bars etc.
- Mosquito repellent (oil, milk, spray, wipes)
- 2 – 4 hoses
- 1 – 2 tires
- Brake bag
- Brake pads/brake discs
- Extra empty drink bottles
- Additional dropouts
- Extra shoes
- Additional brakes
- Extra crank
- Extra dropout
ATTENTION! All bags must be marked with name, telephone number and team number
Technical car follows the front of the race and takes equipment that takes up more space, such as spare bike, wheels etc. If you need assistance, call the race leader immediately, and they will try to get your equipment to the next checkpoint.
ATTENTION! WE cannot guarantee that a technical vehicle will be present at "your" checkpoint at all times!
Our ambition is that the last participant receives as good follow-up as the winner.
offers at the checkpoints 2023 (updated on 14 July)
OBS! check-out time: if you check out around this time, a warning will be given, and if you repeat it, you may be taken out of the race. Dialogue with race management is already established for the first time.
Absolute last check out: TBA (to be announced)
|No||Check point||Description||Technical||Mattress||Shower||Hot food||Cold food||Bag||Km.||Estimated time - fastest team||Mandatory rest||OBS! time check out||Absolutely last check out|
|0||Start Âltâ / Alta***||Gågate Scandic||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1||Âltâ / Alta Passing||Gågate Scandic||X||-||-||-||Oatmeal and fruit||-||26,7||1 hour and 20 minutes||15 min.||31.07 at 19.50||-|
|2||Nâvuonbatha Kvænangsbotn||Community center||X||X||-||Stroganoff casserole with rice||X||Bag 1||78,3||6 hours||15 min.||01.08 at 03.23||-|
|3||Bieddjuvâggi Bidjovagge||Wilderness checkpoint||-||-||-||Spaghetti bolognese||X||-||70||5 hours and 40 minutes||15 min.||01.08 at 14.44||-|
|4||Guovdageaidnu Kautokeino||Sports hall||X||X||X||Lapskaus||X||Bag 2 (large)||47,6||3 hours and 30 minutes||Minimum 2 hours compulsory rest out of a total of 9 hours divided between Kautokeino 2 and Karasjok.||01.08 at 21.04||-|
|5||Mâze / Masi||School||X||X||X||Bidos||X||Bag 3||84,8||3 hours and 30 minutes||15 min.||02.08 at 15.16||-|
|6||Šuoššjávri 1 Suossjavre 1||Mountain lodge||X||X||X||Finn beef with mashed potatoes||X||Bag 1||40,7||3 hours||15 min.||02.08 at 20.49||-|
|7||Kârâsjohka Karasjok||School||X||X||X||Pizza||X||Bag 2 (large)||81||6 hours||Minimum 2 hours compulsory rest out of a total of 9 hours divided between Kautokeino 2 and Karasjok||03.08 at 08.51||-|
|8||Skuvvanvârri Skoganvarre||Community center||X||X||X||Chicken stew with curry and coconut||X||Bag 3||62,7||6 hours||15 min.||04.08 at 02.26||-|
|9||Bojobeaskihytta Bojobæskihytta**||Wilderness checkpoint||-||X||Hungarian goulash||X||-||49||4 hours and 30 minutes||15 min.||04.08 at 10.58||-|
|10||Šuoššjávri 2 Suossjavre 2**||Mountain lodge||X||X||X||Finn beef with mashed potatoes||X||Bag 1||64,5||5 hours||15 min.||-||05.08 at 04.00|
|11||Joatka / Jotka**||Mountain lodge||X||X||X||Bidos||X||-||55,2||4 hours and 30 4 hours||15 min.||-||05.08 at 08.00|
|11a||Tutteberget****||Parking space||X||-||-||-||-||-||5||40 min||-||-||-|
|12||Finish Âltâ / Alta||Gågate Scandic||-||-||-||-||-||-||46||3 hours||-||-||05.08 at 12.00|
*9 hours mandatory rest divided between Kautokeino/Guovdageaidnu and Karasjok/ Kárášjohka , minimum 2 hours at both places
**Private support is not permitted at checkpoint Jotka/Joatka and Bojobeaskihytta/Bojobæskihytta.
*** Technical bag for technical car / mechanic. Equipment for your bike.
**** Tutteberget: Not a checkpoint, no Offroad Finnmark support, private support allowed. (or you're all cheating!)
Cold food (X): cold oatmeal, omelette with ham, hard-boiled eggs, bread, polar bread, toppings (cheese, ham, nougatti, jam etc.). Nuts, bananas, chips. Cola, blue Farris, water, blackcurrant juice and coffee.
The selection varies somewhat, especially in the manned mountain lodges (Jotka/Joatka and Suossjavre/ Šuoššjávri ).
Alternatives to hot dishes are made for all registered allergies.
track and Map 2023
Download Map (.pdf files)
Overview map 2023
Download Map (.pdf files)
Detailed map 2023
It is essential that you know how your GPS works and can navigate according to this during the ride. It is absolutely necessary to practice this before the race. Also, don't wait until the last minute to load and test your GPS against our tracks.
We post the tracks only in GPX format. This format is supported by all GPSs. When you follow the link to the GPX tracks above, select "Go to website" and find the track for your ride. We recommend that you first test Option A. If this does not work, try the next option.
When you download "OFxxx_stages" you get a file containing all the stages for the selected race (OF150, OF300 or OF700). This means that when you use the file on the GPS device, you must activate a new track for each checkpoint.
If you download a file from the "All-files" subfolder, you will get a file for the entire ride. Please note that the file for OF300 and OF700 may contain more points than your GPS can handle. Test that the entire file enters your device.
If you cannot get all the features to work on your device, you can download the features individually from the "One-by-one" folder
A final option if none of the above options work is to convert the gpx file to a FIT file. This can be done here: https://fit-route.pyrites.org.uk/
Some Garmin GPS may have bugs in relation to our files (Garmin 1030, 830 etc.).
Recipe for transferring tracks to Garmin Edge:
- Download the files via our link and save it locally on your PC/MAC.
- Connect your GPS via cable to PC/MAC
- Copy the GPX file into the "New files" folder on your 1030.
- Disconnect your GPS using the "Safely Release and Disconnect" icon.
- Test that all tracks work.
It is also possible to use the free program Basecamp (from Garmin) to transfer the tracks to your device. Here you can also convert the track (GPX file) into a route if you prefer a route to a track.
Packages Ishavskraft OF700
Accommodation at a hotel
If you want a more comfortable stay, we would recommend Scandic Alta. The hotel is located in the middle of Smørøyet, with the start and finish area right outside the front door, and the secretariat and banquets at the hotel.
Room bookings can be made online on our website: www.scandichotels.com or at customer service:
Booking & customer service: 23 15 50 00
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08.00 – 20.00