FAT VIKING 2021!

Update from our last FAT VIKING SOCIETY MEETING:

Date for FAT VIKING 2021 is 30th of January.
Registration should be open from 1st of April (with a reduced price for early birds).

We stick to our concept of FV50, FV100 and FV150.
The routes will see some changes to keep you on your toes and show you more of the beautiful area.

(We briefly discussed the possibility of adding an even longer distance after we received feedback from participants. We might run special editions of Fat Viking with four distances in selected years in the future. The longest distance only for previous FV150 finishers. This is not likely to happen in 2021).


FAT VIKING 2020 - 25th of
January 2020

If you want to have access to the PICTURES FROM RACE OFFICIAL Antti Ollila send him an email: antti.i.ollila@gmail.com

FAT VIKING 2020 is history

From racing on ice, to blown in trails and fighting against the wind.
You are stronger than you think, ... and we are impressed with you!

28(!) people finished the FV150!!!
4 people finished the FV100
13 people finished the FV50 (this number needs to be confirmed by the race-directors who are asleep as this is published)

1st on the 100km and 2nd on the 150km rode without studs! Several other finishers too. It shows you that it can be done.

See you all at the ceremony at VESTLIA RESORT at 14.00 (room within the restaurant)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST YOUR PICTURES IN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP, but PLEASE NOT as separate posts for every single picture :-)
Remember #fatviking

RESULTS FAT VIKING 2020




(pictures are taken by ANTTI OLLILA - race official)

EARLIER POSTS see HERE

DOWNLOAD GPX file + MAP

Some facts and figures about the 2020 race tracks/ the sections:

1 Geilo - Dagali 56km/ 1090moc
2 Dagalifjellet 57km/ 1150moc
3 Dagali - Geilo 39km/ 920moc

FV50 = 1 = 56km/ 1090moc
FV100 = 1 + 3 = 95km/ 2010moc
FV150 = 1 + 2 + 3 = 152km/ 3160moc

... more 2020 updates click here

Fat Viking is a non-commercial Geilo Sports Club (Geilo IL) event organized by the "FAT VIKING SOCIETY".
We organize this without getting payed. We do it for the love of the sport. Our effort is all worth it if YOU come back with a smile on your face, with an adventure behind you and a lot of stories to tell.

REGISTRATION FOR FAT VIKING 2020
Please read the ABOUT description, the RACE RULES and the MANDATORY GEAR before you enter.

Join the 3-day training course if you want to learn more about winter riding:
FAT VIKING TRAINING CAMP 20th-22nd of January

For those of you who haven't got a fatbike (or don't want to bring their own):
Rent a FATBIKE for RACE and/ or Training Camp



New for 2020:

Race distances 50km - 100km - 150km. 
All distances start together.
The 50km distanse finishes at CP1 (we will find a way to transport riders back to Geilo).
If you register for the 150km/ 100km but only make it to CP1 we will still call you a "finisher" (an FV50 finisher). The same applies if you enter the 150km event but only ride the 100km distance. You will of course not count in any ranking or the competition itself.

We arrange a training camp prior to the race (Monday to Wednesday 20th-22nd of January. This is a course about safe and efficient winter travel where you learn and practice the essentials. More info HERE.

Looking forward to seeing you all again!


2019 RACE RESULTS/ Tracking: 
RACETRACKER


(picture by Mikkel Trelborg)

Please read the ABOUT information, the MANDATORY GEAR list and RACE RULES before entering.

FAT VIKING is a WINTER ULTRA ENDURANCE event under somewhat more "controlled" circumstances than the Iditarod Trail Invitational.

The race course runs on snowmobile tracks, dogsledding trails, snowcovered roads and the cross country trail net around Geilo/ Skurdalen/ Dagali and it crosses the R7/ R40 road.
Checkpoints are inside a heated building where basic food is offered along with the opportunity to rest.
Several "bail out options" along the route are available in case of emergency/ abandoning the race. 

Fat Viking is a non-commercial Geilo Sports Club (Geilo IL) event organized by the "FAT VIKING SOCIETY".
We organize this without getting payed. We do it for the love of the sport. Our effort is all worth it if YOU come back with a smile on your face, with an adventure behind you and a lot of stories to tell.

This is a chance to prove to yourself that YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THOUGHT.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP - click HERE

To be a Viking or to become one. 

Human endurance and human resilience*
150km of winter racing. A journey within yourself.

*(definition of resilience: "the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched)