NIAR "Ragnarök" 2019

A two day Adventure in the Stockholm region

The race for everyone who is interested in Adventure Racing

Register here!

We have 35 unique team spots. Entry Fees are 1600 Euro per Team (Inc. VAT 6%).

Entries close April 23rd 2019 unless sold out sooner. To confirm your registration you simply pay the 1600 Euro no later than May 15th 2019. You will be sent an invoice through email. For more information and details about payments etc please feel free to contact Emma at

Nordic Islands Adventure Race will host all racers from May 23th-24th, including Dinner and Breakfast at Downtown Camper by Scandic at Brunkebergstorg.

May 26th, at 20:00 pm. Prize ceremony, banquet and dinner!

NEWS Ragnarök Duo Class!

Ragnarök DUO Class. Register on the link above. You and your team mate will compete on the same course and same rules. Women Duo, Men Duo and Mixed Duo all compete in the same category. Below you can see whats included in the price excluded prize money.

Entry fee for Ragnarök Duo Class is 10,900 sek included VAT.


Team entry fee includes:

  • Accommodation and dinner before the race, May 23-24th.
  • Transportation from Stockholm to race start.
  • Prize ceremony, banquet and dinner at end of race.
  • A high quality adventure race course in a new location
  • Logistical support for the event (no need for support crews)
  • On-site first response teams for emergency first aid
  • Kayaks and other watercraft for the event (Note: No PackRafting for NIAR Ragnarök)
  • Special disciplines and equipment
  • Team tracking and live race website
  • Race maps for your team
  • Official race vest and swim cap
  • Download of race photos and videos
  • Post race dinner and presentations
  • TV production and visiting journalist program
  • An event of a lifetime!
  • Prize money

What you will need to provide:

  • Travel to and from the event Race HQ in Stockholm.


Teams may officially cancel their entry at any stage prior to the event by writing, calling or emailing the race organisers.

Note: 500 Euro upon registration is not refundable at any stage. Team cancellations before February 1st is 100 % refundable. Between February 1st and March 1st 50% of the entry fee is refundable. After April 1st Nordic Islands Adventure Race organization will NOT refund any entry fees.

If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc, the organisers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. The race will not be re-scheduled.

About the Area

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 a A to B in the Stockholm region.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and teams will meet here to start the race.  The 700 year old city spreads over 14 islands, is paved with cobblestone streets and has a rich history of castles, museums and culture.

For further information visit

Just a few minutes away from the city of Stockholm, the archipelago begins. With nearly 30,000 islands, islets and rocks – from Öregrund in the north to Landsort in the south – each with its own character. Rugged nature blends with wooded islands, rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. Enjoy tranquil coves or the open sea where waves can go high. Explore uninhabited islets as well as islands with new communities and ancient villages, where large houses and small cottages stand side by side.

A ultimate destination for adventure in the 2019 Nordic Islands Adventure Race!

While this will bring a close of your epic Viking journey the longer daylight hours of spring and smell of summer will ensure you see the most of region.


There will be NO PackRafting for NIAR Ragnarök. Kayaks will be provided by organization. (NIAR want to make Adventure Racing more accessible and easier for teams to start racing. PackRaft are an expensive investment just needed for ARWS races and NIAR Valhalla).

Course Description “Ragnarök” 2019

COURSE – The Nordic Islands Adventure Race Ragnarök will take teams on a historical journey of the ledgens that lays with in the Stockholm region. To complete the 280km course teams must trek/run, bike, swimrun*, navigate and complete roping elements to reach the finish line.

Course fact:

167 km MTB

Run/Trek 50 km

Kayak 52 km

Swimrun 15 km

Rope Skills 3-5 hours

Total distance: 284 km

The winning team will complete the course in 28 hours and all other teams are permitted up to 44 hours to complete the course. There will be cut off on the course and options for short courses with the aim to allow teams the maximum time to complete the full course of 5 Legs. There will be no mandatory stops, no dark zones and no optional controls – a genuine Nordic adventure.

LOCK DOWN – 3 hours before the actual race start, teams enter a “Lock Down”. They are then given the detailed course maps and notes revealing for the first time exactly where the expedition will take them. Teams must remain in the Lock Down area until the race start. They are prohibited access to the Internet, phones, tablets etc. Any additional non racing bags may be left at the Lock Down and will be stored while a team is racing and returned to them at the finish line.

LIVE TRACKING – Teams will carry tracking devices throughout and are visible to spectators through the live race website.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT – The race will use the Standard ARWS Mandatory Equipment List with additional items for SwimRun discipline.  Download the  Mandatory Equipment List – NIAR 2019


  • Rappel device; ATC, ATC Guide or Reverso 3 el. 4
  • Harness with belay loop
  • 1 piece of 120 cm polyester or dyneema sling
  • 1 piece of 60 cm polyester or dyneema sling
  • 3 pieces of carabiners
  • Prusik: 135 cm long 6 mm rope when its not tied. Must be tied with double fisherman knot
  • Helmet: CE standard Bike Helmet
  • Leather gloves

All equipment will be checked before the race. There will be no exception from this list, the permits demand this equipment and you will not be allowed to go through the rope sections without this gear.

LOGISTICS – The course outline and logistic diagram will be released one week before the race allowing teams to begin their equipment/food preparations and travel to the race with only the equipment they require.

RULES OF COMPETITION – The Nordic Islands Adventure Race uses the AR World Series Rules of Competition – Download It is adjudicated by an official AR World Series Referee.

*What is Swimrun? Teams will alternate between running and swimming along the course, it can be between islands or between lakes. As a team you race within 10 metres of each other. This leg will use standard AR World Series rules and mandatory gear.

  • Longest swim of this section will be 500 m, shortest 50 m.
  • Water temperatures between 13-20C is to expect.
  • Total of 2500 meters of swimming.
  • Wetsuit mandatory.
  • Light stick on backpack or Strobe in swim cap mandatory when dark on all team members.



Teams will use the Standard ARWS Mandatory Equipment list.

TRANSITION BAGS – All teams must bring their own Kayak bag and four Bike Boxes per team.

BIKE BOXES – Each athlete must provide a bike box made by hard plastic to be no larger than 140cm X 80cm X 30cm (standard ARWS size). If you don’t have a bike box, you can pre order one at Cost: 180 Euro.

PADDLE BAGS – All teams must bring their own Kayak bag . One 120 Liter bag or ARWS standard Kayak bag are allowed with a maximum weight of 25 kg.

KAYAKS/PARKRAFTS – Kayaks will be provided by the Race Organisation. (No PackRafts needed for NIAR Ragnarök).

Event Schedule

The Nordic Islands Adventure Race Ragnarök is scheduled from May 23th – 26st 2019.

MAY 16, 2019 (Thursday)

Logistics plan sent to teams via email with discipline and distance breakdown. Also available for download on website from this day.

MAY 23, 2019 (Thursday)

We recommend all teams to arrive on May 23rd. Registration at Downtown Camper.

15:00 -18:30 Check in

19:00 Dinner

MAY 24, 2019 (Friday)

07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:00-12:00 Late Check in

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 Lock down / Map hand out.

17:00 Race meeting / questions

18:00 Transfer to start with busses

22:00 Estimated Start

MAY 26, 2019 (Sunday)

All team finish, winning team estimated finish in the morning.

18:00 Course closes (44 hours)

19:00 Prize ceremony and dinner.

Volunteers and race supporters

Race supporters are welcome to come to the event, after all it is a special part of the world and very friendly to follow live. If considering coming, contact for further information.

Are you also interested in volunteering or working for our organisation? We’d like to come in contact with you! Send an email to for more information.

Race Accommodation

Nordic Islands Adventure Race Ragnarök will host racers from  23-24th, including meals.

After arrival at the Finish line, we will host all finishers with ceremonial dinner.

Prize Break Down*

There is 50,000 Sek in prize money for the 290km Nordic Islands Adventure Race Ragnarök.

1st team: 30,000 Sek

2nd team: 15,000 Sek

3rd team: 5,000 Sek


*This is final prize money for NIAR Ragnarök 2019. This will just apply for teams competing in coed teams of four.

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