Arctic Grind Saariselkä is an all-new gravel grinding event in Saariselkä!

What, when, where?

Date: 20th July 2019

Classes: Own classes for competitors and hobby cyclists

Distances: long track 110km and short track 45km

Organizers: Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort and Saariselkä Training

Classes and distances

Class Until 15th July 2019 Late registration
Women / men race 50€ 70€
Men over 50y race 50€ 70€
Women / men adventure 50€ 70€
Women / men half distance 50€ 70€

The track of race classes and adventure classes will be 110km long. The half distance will be around 70km long.

The event area is located at Ski & Sport Resort Saariselkä. There are plenty of parking place and dressing rooms in the event center. After the race, lunch is served in Sport Bistro Pilkku.

Prices include

  • participation
  • race number which you can take home with you
  • service along the track and in the finish
  • lunch in Sport Bistro Pilkku

Register your self for the event here!


20th July
8am – race office open in Sport Bistro Pilkku
9am start all classes



The track runs along the gravel and forest roads around Saariselkä. Along the way, there will be some short tarmac sections aswell as some forest trails. The trail map will be published in detail one week before the event.

Saariselkä is located in the fell area of Northernmost Finnish Lapland. The village is surrounded by two big wilderness areas – Urho Kekkonen national park and Hammastunturi wilderness area. The roads run through the arctic forest and fell sceneries. Also some major climbs and descents will be included in the trail.

In true gravel spirit, the race tracks will not be marked. We will share the GPX-file of the track, and each participant should have a GPS device that is able to follow the track.

It is allowed to participate the race with any kind of bike, from fatbikes to cyclo-cross bikes and everything in between.

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