Nordic Islands AR

The Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Racing Team Win In the Archipelago

The Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team showed they are as fast and capable at sea as they are on land when winning the Nordic Islands Adventure Race.  They are unbeaten in all 4 editions of the race and beat 3 teams above them in the top 10 of the world …

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Record Entries Show Europe is Ready to Adventure Race Again!

Kayaking at Raid Gallaecia

It’s been a challenging year for all sports and especially for international events, and as a result, there will be no World Series, Expedition Adventure Races in Europe this year, but next year is shaping up to be an incredible year for European racing. Race organisers and teams are frustrated …

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The Adventure Racing World Series – Exploring Our World

There are many different sporting World Series, but for the chance to experience landscapes and cultures first hand, and to really explore somewhere new, nothing comes close to the Adventure Racing World Series.ARWS 2020 includes 10 destinations across the globe, spanning 6 continents and including some locations on every adventurers …

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Follow Nordic Islands Adventure Race LIVE – Starting 13th July 2019

Follow Nordic Islands Adventure Race live at Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and Other coverage available at: NIAR Website – Sleepmonsters Facebook – –

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Last two weeks to enter the Nordic Islands Adventure Race “Valhalla”

6.6.2019 For immediate release In July 11.-21. Nordic Islands Adventure Race “Valhalla” will take its competitors on an epic 700km journey from Åre in Sweden to Ålesund in Norway.  Along the way, athletes will cross the international border, Scandinavian mountain range, countless gorgeous valleys as well as number of truly …

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Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team Claim Nail Biting Victory at NIAR

Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team (SAFAT) have claimed a nail biting victory at the inaugural Nordic Islands Adventure Race.  Team members Johan Hasselmark, Emil Dahlqvist, Malin Hjalmarsson and Samuel Clark crossed the finish line in Turku, Finland just before midnight on 15th August 2018.   However, at this critical juncture …

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The Twilight Zone

Aside from the elite teams, or maybe they hide it better, the twilight zone is that period of the race where most expedition racers are at their lowest, seeing only darkness ahead.  Every muscle hurts, sleep deprivation has it’s claws firmly attached and they begin asking themselves why they are …

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The Vikings set forth – NIAR 2018

The Nordic Islands Adventure Race 2018 is now underway and in the spirit of the Vikings teams set forth from Stockholm, Sweden on an epic 600+km journey taking them through the Åland archipelago to Finland.  Watch the teams live at   The race began with a spectacular abseil off …

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