266.6 miles
13,543 ft
-14,084 ft
2,436 ft
High Point

The 430km and 6-8 day Arctic Post Road MTB Route follows the old Kopenhagen-Alta post road from the village of Äkäslompolo, in the Western Lapland in Finland, to the city of Alta in Norway, at the Arctic Ocean. The route combines the best and the most scenic single tracks and quad tracks of the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area, and Finnmark’s Highland into an incredible one-week bikepacking route. The partly extremely physically and technically demanding riding is highly rewarded by daily changing arctic nature and glimpses of traditional culture, as well as 16 wilderness shelters along the route. There are frequently villages along the route too, providing comforts and restocking opportunities nearly daily on this otherwise remote part of the arctic, making the route less hard core, what you would initially think.

Route updated 18.6.2022


Detailed Description
Arctic_by_Cycle__Arctic_Post_Road_MTB_Route is a 267 mile moderately popular easy route located near Western Lapland. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 13,543 ft with a max elevation of 2,436 ft then descends -14,084 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Arctic_by_Cycle__Arctic_Post_Road_MTB_Route mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    103 hr 17 min
  • Altitude change
    -540 ft
  • Altitude start
    722 ft
  • Altitude end
    184 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    107 miles
  • Distance down
    106 miles
  • Distance flat
    53 miles
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