SAFAT extends their lead

Our current leaders, Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team, seem unstoppable at the moment. They are ahead of everybody, controlling their pace, sticking to their smart sleep strategy and most importantly – staying away from errors. We caught up with the team captain, John Karlsson, in the middle of twelfth stage – a 31km long trek […]

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Stage 7 – Mountain Bike

And we are on a bike once again! After the breathtaking rafting stage, teams will be for sure very refreshed and ready to push once again! Remember that we are now deep in the Norwegian beauty-land so the vistas are incredible! We have chatted to the first teams doing this stage and they were truly […]

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Sleepmonsters for team Kuwait

It has been a tough race so far and all teams have been struggling in their own way. Infamous “sleepmonsters” (slang used in adventure racing for a state of extreme tiredness when strange things start to happen) struck the Synergy Kuwait Extreme resulting in light halucinating and confusion. Synergy Kuwait Extreme is a really unique […]

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Stage 6 – Rafting

Our Vikings are now entering one of the more dramatic valleys of the course! Huge rock faces on both sides will really make them feel tiny! They will start conquering this valley in the most fun way possible – a proper river rafting! Despite quite low water levels, there are still plenty of class 4 […]

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Making friends in the back!

  During the race, teams meet each other very often. Sometimes they meet in transitions and sometimes out in the wild. The overall atmosphere is very friendly but still competitive – especially in the front where teams race for positions. However, when it comes to the teams in back positions – the situation can be […]

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Stage 5 – Trekking

This 51 km stage was planned to be a packraft stage, however, due to strong winds the race director Micke Hanell has decided to cancel the packrafting part for safety reasons. Therefore the stage 5 is now purely a hiking stage. This trek will take our athletes through the valley of Innerdalen that has been […]

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SAFAT marches on!

The winners of both previous Nordic Islands Adventure Races, the Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team, feel confident heading into stage 5! Since the very start, SAFAT has been truly in control. During the second stage, they were briefly challenged by the young team Hamilton but later managed to separate themselves and stayed ahead ever since. […]

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