The brand-new Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja is the fourteenth and final event of Season XIV, where all the Pro Tour athletes and their Pro Teams will be present to celebrate the end of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
The 67-kilometer race starts in Bardufoss and ends in Finnsnes, passing through fantastic landscapes. Summit 2 Senja is a race from the mountains to the fjords involving two more municipalities, Sørreisa and Senja.
The Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja originates in Reistadløpet’s motto: “Develop skiing in the region.” This is a collaborative project to establish a unique skiing and public health infrastructure, with a main network of 100km of ski trails between Finnsnes and Setermoen.
Reistadløpet and Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja will be the most important ingredients in the Reistadløpet Ski Festival, where several other events will be available for the public.
Reistadløpet has a long history going back to 1958. The event commemorates a local ski legend Colonel Ole Reistad, a Norwegian champion in the pentathlon in 1922 and the ski patrol leader that won Olympic gold in St. Moritz in 1928.
Reistadløpet is open to Pro Tour athletes and recreational skiers, while the Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja race will be an elite race only.
For Reistadløpet and the Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja events, expect no less than a spectacular finish for the Ski Classics Season XIV.
Highly Accessible And Yet So Far Away
Bardufoss has a civilian and military airport located about 82km north of the town of Narvik and about 70km south of Tromsø, the largest city in northern Norway. Both Bardufoss and Finnsnes are very small, but they have their appeal and peculiarities, and the majestic nature around these places certainly takes your breath away.
Finnsnes is a small town in the municipality of Senja in northern Norway. The city has about 5.000 inhabitants, is located on the mainland, and its famous landmark is the Gisund Bridge that connects Finnsnes to the island of Senja.
The city’s port is part of the sea route from Tromsø to Harstad, with several daily boats to each city. Finnsnes, situated in the very north of Norway, is a great starting point to see the northern lights and the midnight sun.
If you have extra time for a visit, a day in Tromsø is highly recommended. The city center contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, and the oldest one dates back to 1789. You can enjoy the city’s vast offering of places to eat and comfortable cafés with tasty pastries. In Tromsø, you can relax and let time stand still.
SUMMIT 2 SENJA – Ski Classics Pro Tour – Event 14
- Date: April 2, 2023
- Distance: 67km Classic Technique
- Place: Bardufoss-Finnsnes, Norway
- Start Time: Women 8:05 CET / Men 8:00 CET
- Number of SC Sprints: 1
- Number of SC Climbs: 2
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