ITINERARY FOR RACINGTHEPLANET: LAPLAND 2022

Overview
 Lapland Itinerary
Host Town

Rovaniemi is the gateway to Lapland! It is a modern city known for being the "official" home town of Santa Claus, and for viewing the Northern Lights. Rovaniemi Airport is about 10km (6 miles) from the city centre, the Arctic Circle crosses the runway closer to its northern end. The course is a few hundred kilometers north from here.

Thursday, 11 August 2022
  • Volunteers arrive (anytime).
Friday, 12 August 2022
  • Competitors arrive to the host town.
  • Volunteer training (all day).
  • Priority Check-In for the 4 Deserts Club members (TBC)
Saturday, 13 August 2022
  • Competitor Briefing (compulsory for ALL competitors)
  • Competitor Check-In, including administrative, medical and equipment review
Sunday, 14 August 2022
  • Start / Stage 1 - Over the Great Pallas
Monday, 15 August 2022
  • Stage 2 - The Three Lakes
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
  • Stage 3 - The Old Postal Road
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
  • Stage 4 - Between the Great Fells
Thursday, 18 August 2022
  • Stage 5 - The Long March: Through the Lands of Reindeer
Friday, 19 August 2022
  • Stage 5 - The Long March: Through the Lands of Reindeer - Continued
Saturday, 20 August 2022
  • Stage 6 - The Final Footsteps to Ylläs 
  • Conclusion of the race
  • Bus transfer to the host town
  • Awards Banquet
  • Competitors and volunteers stay overnight in the host town - hotel provided
Sunday, 21 August 2022
  • Race activities have concluded and you are ready to depart or continue your travels in Finland
*Note that all times are approximate and may change.