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Arctic winter skills

February 26 - February 29 / 2024

Information about the course

Location

The course will be held in Jockfall, located in the municipality of Överkalix. We have chosen this location because it is perfectly situated in the Montane Lapaland arctic ultra area, and it is also where you will have activities leading up to the race.

How to get here

Closest airport

Kallax (Luleå Airport)

Transport Luleå to Jockfall

  1. Rental cars: At the airport you can find several diffrent rentalcar providers.

  2. Public transportation: The buscompany Länstrafiken offer public transportation, check out their webpage for travel planing.

  3. Taxiservice in Överkalix: Ahlbäckstaxi  phone:+46 (0)926-770 78

  4. Taxiservice in Luleå: Luleåtaxi

Shared transportation

For those who are interested, we will organize a shared transportation from Luleå  to Jockfall on Sunday, February 25th

Accommodation

During the course, you will be staying at the facility in Jockfall

For bookings and inquiries regarding bookings, please contact Robert Pollhammer info@thegreatoutdoors.de . He coordinates the bookings for the race and the training course. You can choose whether you want to book your own cabin or share a cabin with other course participants. When making your booking, please let him know that you will be participating in the course and if you would like to share a cabin.

Food

During the course, we will be preparing and eating many of our meals outdoors, But when we're not out in the woods, we'll be heading over to Jockfall's restaurant for some tasty food. 

Indoor meals served at the restaurant

Monday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tuesday: Breakfast and dinner

Wednesday: Breakfast

Thursday: Breakfast and dinner

*the indoor meals are included in the course fee.

Allergies and dietary preferences:

The restaurant can serve vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. You can inform us of your dietary requirements when you register for the course.

Outdoor meals prepared on your stove

Tuesday: Lunch

Wednedsday: Lunch and dinner

Thursday: Lunch

*Bring 4 freeze-dried foodpouches (field rations) of your own choosing.

 You should also bring your own snacks and drinks for outdoor tours, such as tea, chocolate, and sports drinks or similar drinks.

Grocery stores

The nearest grocery store can be found in Överkalix.

Equipment

You can either bring your own equipment or if you are renting your equipment for the Montane Lapland arctic ultra you can use it during the course. If you haven't decided which equipment to use during the race, the course is a perfect opportunity to test out different options

Rental equipment will be distributed on day one of the course. 

If you have any questions about rental gear for the race

contact: info@thegreatoutdoors.de 

Specific equipment that you will need during the course

Warm shoes

During the course, we will be spending extended periods of time outdoors. Since you will not be generating as much body heat as you would during the race, it is important that you bring either separate winter boots or insulating covers such as NEOS/ALFA.

If you don't want to bring your own warm winter shoes, you can rent insulated winter boots from me for the duration of the course for 200 SEK

 

Stovefuel

You will be provided with stovefuel at the course.

Price

9800 Sek (25% VAT included in the price)

Payment

Payment upon arrival to the course (Cash or card).

The course are fully booked

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