First night is done!

Racing at night is always tough. Before the race, athletes had been worried about the temperature drop and rightfully so – over the first night it was as low as 3 degrees Celsius in the highlands. This might not sound like an extreme cold but when was the last time you were running in these […]

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Stage 3 – Trekking

This is an epic one! This 62 km trekking goes through an area that just a few locals have ever been. Together with the upcoming MTB stage – this is where the tough need to get tougher and teams will really have to dig deep. Leaving from the TA2 they will set on a wet […]

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The game is on!

From the start, teams rushed down the hill and went straight into Holiday Club Åre in record time! Some say it was because they really have enjoyed their stay in the hotel – so they just couldn’t wait to be back! Here are the timings as they were leaving the TA1 on their mountain bikes: […]

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NIAR Valhalla 2019 is on!

The Nordic Islands Adventure Race “Valhalla” 2019 has started! Right after the start signal by our broadcast host and experienced adventurer Marika Wagner teams started heading straight downhill. All competitors went smoothly through both the rappel and the zip line and headed towards the TA1 located in the race hotel Holiday Club Åre. At the […]

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Stage 1 – Trekking & ropes

The Nordic Islands Adventure Race “Valhalla” 2019 starts soon! Ahead of our competitors lies 667km of gorgeous landscape waiting to be discovered. Make sure to watch the start live at 18:00CEST on our Facebook! The race will kick off near the top of the Åre Skutan mountain – a famous skiing resort overlooking the village of […]

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Route announcement!

This is what you all have been waiting for – the overview of the NIAR Valhalla 2019 course! As this region offers such a wide variety of incredible terrains – there has been a lot of discussions about the potential route. The race organizers have worked tirelessly to plan out a route that will truly […]

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Vikings have arrived to Åre!

Photo by Kirsten Oliver   All teams for Nordic Islands Adventure Race “Valhalla” have now arrived at Holiday Club Åre where they will be hosted for the next couple of days. With one day to the start, today will be full of gear checks, interviews, race administration as well as some final relaxation ahead of […]

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