• The world’s toughest and longest ski race.

    Nordenskiöldsloppet is a 220km ultra race and a completely new type of challenge for modern skiers. On the 24th of March 2018 participants will leave Purkijaur in a race dating back to the 19th century. With a track above the arctic circle, the contestants will be put up to a real tough challenge.

  • The world’s toughest and longest ski race.
  • A 200km long challenge.

    After having been in hibernation for 132 years the competition is arranged on a track as close to the original from 1884 as possible. It stretches across Luleälvens small gathering of lakes, a 220km’s long scenic route. The race is held in a classical style and along the course there is plenty of stations with drinks and food.

  • A 200km long challenge.
  • Historical race back after 132 years.

    In 1884 polar explorer Erik Adolf Nordenskiöld held a competition to prove that it was possible to ski long distances in a short time. It became one of the world’s first, toughest and longest races. Pavva-Lasse Nilsson Tuorda won, having skied 220km’s in 21 hours and 22 min’s. On the 24th of March 2018 you have the chance to ski in his tracks.

  • Historical race back after 132 years.


  • News


    “I ski alone in the wilderness somewhere in Northern Sweden. It’s a cold winter day even if it’s mid-April, and the snow crunches underneath my skies. There are still more than 100 km to go, and just a moment ago I passed the halfway point. The lead group is ahead of me and I don’t […] Read article

    By 2018-02-27 16:49
  • Tip

    Training program – March

    Below you can find a training program for Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet for the month of March. What to consider when you read the program: Prioritize long trainings. Try at least to perform some several hours long trainings if you can’t follow whole the program. Shift days if that suits you better. The reason why Sundays […] Read article

    By 2018-02-27 16:23
  • Tip

    One month to go

    Cross-country ski coach Erik Wickström – who has skied farthest in the world in 24 hours – offers once a month tips, inspiration and a training program. This fifth part is about what you should have in mind the month before the race.  Text: Erik Wickström The excitement is building up. With one month to […] Read article

    By 2018-02-27 16:10

Are you ready to tackle the world’s longest race?

The chance to experience ski history is back.
Registrations for the 2018 race is now open.



  • Take on a challenge that is both tough and scenic. The 220km’s long race stretches across beautiful winter landscapes along Luleälven.

  • A race with historical background. Nordenskiöldsloppet follows the original track from 1884 as close as possible, you’ll almost ski in Pavva-Lasse Nilsson Tuord’s tracks.

  • 500 tough skiers will be standing on the starting line and heading off together. Can anyone of them be faster than the record of 21 hours and 22 minutes?


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