The 60 km race of Saami Ski Race from Näkkälä to Kautokeino takes place in demanding wilderness conditions and skiers have to be prepared accordingly. You will cross the border between Finland and Norway.
Three best women and men skiers of 60 km race will be given a prize.
The skiing style is free. It is possible to ski classic style on a groomed track.
Until 31st of January 2020 – 55 €
1.2.-15.3.2020 – 60 €
16.3.-27.3.2020 – 75 €
On Saturday 28.3.2020 at 11:00 Finnish time. Starting area is situated in the Näkkälä village. You should be there early enough.
The race office is located on Friday in the sportshall of the Hetta School Centre. It is open 16:00-21:00. On Saturday 60 km race office is located in Galdotieva, Palojärvi village. It is open 8:30-10:30. Galdotieva is situated about 27 km north from Hetta village. Buses from Hetta and Kautokeino have a stop in Galdotieva. (Finnish times)
60 km skiing route goes from Näkkälä village to the border between Finland and Norway and from there via Sitsajärvi crossing to Kautokeino finish area. Finish area is situated at the Kautokeino sportshall, Báktehárji, Báktevárri 5, 9520 Kautokeino.
Along the trail there is 5 service stops. Distance between them is about 10 km. First service stop is located in the border of Finland and Norway and the next 4 in the Norway.
Prize giving ceremony will take place in Kautokeino finish area 14:00 – 15:00 Norwegian time.
In the morning there is a bus going from Norway /Kautokeino and from Finland / Hetta to Näkkälä starting area. The bus is leaving from Hetta at 9:00 Finnish time, after 90 km start. From Kautokeino bus is leaving at 8:00 Norwegian time. Bus tickets from Hetta to Näkkälä cost 10 € and from Kautokeino to Näkkälä 13 €. The tickets should be paid in advance online.
In the evening there will be several buses going from Kautokeino to Hetta. The more accurate timetable of these buses will be informed later. Bus tickets are 17 € and they should be paid online.
TRANSPORT OF EQUIPMENTS
In Näkkälä skiers can leave their equipment in a bus which transports equipment to Kautokeino finish line. Equipment will be put into a bag marked with participant’s name.