Important information regarding aid stations for Tromsø Skyrace 2021!

We will be making some changes to our aid stations this year. Please read the detailed information below. 

Hamperokken Skyrace: 

-There will be no food/water available at the Fjellheisen at the start of the race, but there will be some fruit and bars available the second time you pass the Fjellheisen. 

-Breivikeidet aid station will this year be a “drop-point”. This means that you will turn in a bag at the start of the race that will be transported to Breivikeidet. You will be able to pack your own personally desired food/drink or other gear that can be accessed when passing Breivikeidet. There will not be any available food/water from the organizer here. There is water at river crossings shortly before and after the aid station.

-This will also be an opportunity to send any extra clothing that may be useful if you should not reach a cut-off time at Breivikeidet. We will assist with transportation back to The Edge, but there can be some waiting time. 

Tromsdalstind Skyrace and Bønntuva Skyrace:

-There will be bars and fruit available at the Fjellheisen, but a more limited selection than earlier years.

 -There will be water available, but we recommend racers to use the brook crossings on the course below the Fjellheisen. 

-All racers will receive a soft-flask from Dynafit! This is great to use to fill water along the course!

-All racers will receive a warm meal from Real Turmat at the finish.

Update on registration 2021

Exciting news!

Based on the updated travel regulations concerning covid-19, we have decided to open up registration for Tromsø Skyrace 2021 for foreign residents! This applies to Hamperokken Skyrace, Tromsdalstind Skyrace and Bønntuva Skyrace. Each racer is responsible for following the current rules set by the Norwegian government regarding vaccine, quarantine, testing and documentation. Tromsø Skyrace has a “no refund policy”, and this applies to any changes that may occur that will affect traveling to Norway.  Use this website to keep yourself informed and updated about the current regulations: . Tromsø skyrace will not be able to answer questions about this. 

Racers who have been promised spots in 2022 are still guaranteed pre-registration for the race next year. 

We really hope to be able to welcome you to Tromsø in august and hope that each athlete shows responsibility and respect for the current situation and the regulations set in place. 

Best regards,

Tromsø Skyrace Organizing Team

Skyrunner Norway Series

We are excited to announce that we will be a part of the first Skyrunner Norway Series in 2020! The following races will be part of the series:

– Tromsø Skyrace – Tromsdalstind Skyrace and Bønntuva Skyrace (U-20) (Tromso Skyrace)
– Bergen Skyrace (Bergen Skyrace   (Canceled)
– Sans Senja Skyrace (Sans Senja)
– Stranda Fjord Trail Race
– Hornindal Rundt (Hornindal Rundt – Norway’s toughest mountain race)
– Kårvatn Skyrace

Homepage with more information is coming soon!



Information about registration

2020 Tromsø Skyrace registration will open on February  1st, at 12:00 CET. (midday)


Important information about registration for Hamperokken Skyrace!
Due to limited number of available spots, we will again be using a queue-system for registration for Hamperokken Skyrace. It is important that you choose the correct language so that you will be able to use the information sent to you. You will be given a spot in the queue by entering your email address. You will receive an email with instructions for completing your registration and you will have 24 hours to complete your registration. If you do not complete it in 24 hours, you will lose your spot and the next person will receive an email with instructions. The queue system ends when all 250 spots are filled. There is no waiting list after this. 
If you would like, you can already create an athlete profile in EQTiming to use while registering. Just follow the registration link and then go to “Log in”.  Here you will be able to create a new user/profile if you do not have one already. 

T-shirt design contest!


Although we really love our «I RUN MOUNTAINS» t-shirts designed by Kilian, we are now ready to try something new – and we would love your help! Send us your drawings or designs for next year’s Tromsø Skyrace t-shirt, and you can win a free spot in the race of your choice at Tromsø Skyrace 2020!

Images posted on Instagram should be tagged with «@tromso.skyrace» and #tshirt2020.

Images can also be sent by email to  Deadline for sending in drawings and designs is December 17th. We will publish our favorites on Facebook and Instagram and decide on a winner in early January. The winner will be determined based on feedback from our followers and the race organizers’ discretion.

Tromsø Skyrace 2019

Tromsø Skyrace 2019 – finally beautiful sunny weather from start to finish!

Results can be found here:

British, but Norwegian-based, Jonathon Albon confirmed his position as the king of Tromsø Skyrace by winning for the fourth time. He has still not been beaten on this course!


Photo: Skyrunning / Albert Jorquera

Swedish Johanna Åström conquered the women’s field with an impressive new course record. Training at home in Romsdal together with Emelie Forsberg must have helped prepare her well for Tromsø Skyrace!

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Congratulations to the 721 finishers of the 3 different races!

Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical


Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical

Swedish Johanna Åstrøm conquered the women’s field in the vertical kilometer, beating Emelie Forsberg’s earlier course record. She was followed on the podium by American Hillary Allen, who has returned to Tromsø (as strong as ever!) after her tragic accident here in 2017. Oihana Azkorbebeitia placed 3rd.

In the men’s race, it was a French sweep with Damien Hubert winning ahead of Yoann Calliot and Benoît Gandolfi.

Full results can be found here:


Important information Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical


There is no water on the course, so you will have to bring any water you need. There will be no water at the summit/finish. We will have water jugs by the start so you can refill bottles – but no cups, so bring your own cup or bottle!


Awards ceremony will take place at The Edge at 9 PM. There will be a raffle with prizes from Sea To Summit Gear for those who are present.

Updated information Bønntuva Race

Due to an increase in total participants in both Tromsdalstind Skyrace and Bønntuva Race, we have decided to separate the start times.

Bønntuva Race will start at 11.15 AM on Saturday, August 3rd.

There will be a 3 hour maximum time to the summit. Racers who do not reach the summit in 3 hours will be turned around by the summit crew on their way down.

There are still spots available for Bønntuva and Tromsdalstind! Come join the fun!

2019 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series calendar announced

Tromsø Skyrace is happy to announce that we again will be a part of the Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series in 2019. 15 races in 11 countries will culminate in a single ranking to determine the best skyrunner in the world.

More information about the series can be found HERE

Jonathan Albon.jpgJonathon Albon, winner of Hamperokken Skyrace 2018                    Photo: Kilian Jornet

38457928_2256478077700920_643514619247198208_oHillary Gerardi, winner of Hamperokken Skyrace 2018                Photo: David Gonthier


SkyRunning World Series becomes Extreme!

2016 Skyrunner® World Series
The 2016 Skyrunner® World Series takes skyrunning to the next level. The best races, new events and what’s more, it’s going extreme! In addition to the successful Vertical, Sky and Ultra formats, we are pleased to announce the introduction of the Sky Extreme Series. Three countries, three super-technical races represent a real opportunity to embrace the skyrunning ethos.

The Sky Extreme kicks off on August 7, with the Tromsø SkyRace® in Norway, where Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberglaunched the first, made-to-measure SkyRace in Northern territories. To complete the Sky Extreme Series, the biennial Kima Trophy is back and concludes with new entry, the Glen Coe Skyline. Set in the Scottish Highlands, it’s probably the toughest skyrunning race to date.

The Sky Series counts now 8 races in 6 countries as it goes to Mainland China with the Yading Skyrun which opens the season in April. The highest race in the World Series, it reaches a breath-taking 4,700m altitude on the Tibetan Plateau in China’s spectacular Sichuan mountains.

More new races include the Livigno Outdoor Race Experience and Santa Caterina Vertical Kilometer® in Sondrio, Italy, designed by the magic hand of top skyrunner Marco De Gasperi. Summiting the highest point in the Principality of Andorra, the SkyRace® Comapedrosa represents a true skyrunning challenge, reaching nearly 3,000m elevation. New entry from Portugal, the Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira offers a challenging and technical 55k to the island’s highest point.

To reward the remarkable effort of the athletes competing in the Series, the end of season prize purse will be € 36,000, making a combined prize purse of over € 135,000.



April 30 – Yading Skyrun – 29 km, Sichuan – China
May 22 – Maratón Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri – 42 km, Zegama – Spain
June 26 – Livigno Outdoor Race Experience – 30 km, Livigno – Italy
July 17 – Dolomites SkyRace® – 22 km, Canazei – Italy
July 31 – SkyRace® Coma Pedrosa – 22 km, Andorra
August 20 – Matterhorn Ultraks 46K – Zermatt – Switzerland
September 4 – The Rut 25K – Big Sky Montana – USA
October 15 – Limone Extreme SkyRace® – 23 km, Limone sul Garda – Italy


August 7 – Tromsø SkyRace® – 50km, Tromsø – Norway
August 28 – Kima Trophy – 50 km, Valmasino – Italy
September 18 – Salomon Glen Coe Skyline – 53 km, Glen Coe – Scotland


May 7 – Transvulcania Ultramarathon – 75 km, La Palma – Spain
June 4 – Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira – 55 km, Madeira – Portugal
July 10 – High Trail Vanoise – 68 km, Val d’Isère – France
September 4 – The Rut 50K – Big Sky,  Montana – USA
September 24 – Ultra Pirineu – 110 km, Bagà – Spain


May 5 – KM Vertical – La Palma – Spain
June 24 – Santa Caterina Vertical Kilometer – Sondrio – Italy
July 10 – Kilomètre Vertical Face De Bellevarde – Val d’Isère – France
July 15 – Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® – Canazei – Italy
August 5 – Blaman Vertical – Tromsø – Norway
September 2 – Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer® – Big Sky, Montana – USA
October 14 – Limone Extreme Vertical Kilometer® – Limone sul Garda – Italy

Skyrunner® World Series Ranking 
Maximum number of results scored:

Sky Extreme: two best results
Ultra: three best results
Sky: four best results
Vertical: four best results

Ranking points breakdown: 100-88-78-72-68… down to 2 points, to the 30th position for men and 15th position for women.
Ranking points in the final races will be increased by 20%

Blamann Vertical Briefing

Hi SkyRunners, Here is online some important informations for the Blamann Vertical Kilometer:

Program Friday 4 august:

10:00-13:00 Bib pick-up at Hotel The Edge (map)

13:30: Bus from Tromsø (200m to the left of Hotel The Edge) to start in Kvaloya (bus back to Tromsø after the race when runners fill-it.

15:00: Start Blamann Vertical

18:30 Podiums at Hotel The Edge (map)

Cutt Off Time:

45′ at 500m

The Race description:

Start at sea level.


0-300m elevation on soft trail

300-500m on grass and rocky terrain


600-700m snow and slabs rock


700-1041m steep rocky terrain


ATTENTION TO LOOSE ROCKS ON THE TOP PART: If a rock falls please to scream “Rock”

Finish on the summit of Blamann (1041m)

Downhill on the same trail (attention with runners going up and rocks fall)

Marks: RED and YELLOW flags and red tape


fresh water during the uphill (all the water in the mountain; rivers, fontaines…) is good

Water in the top

Fruit and cinnamon rolls and tea on the start area / finish after the race

Recomended gear:


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2 weeks to run!

Hey runner!

Is only 2 weeks until Tromso SkyRace, time to last preparations, and last information’s from our side:

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Gear recommendations:

We have been working on the mountains this week and snow is going away fast, but during the race you will have some snow, for the racers of Hamperokken SkyRace we recommend to have gaiters with you to protect from the snow and the rocks.

It is only mandatory the use of a wind jacket but we hardly recommend gloves, waterproof jacket, a hat and some warm clothes if the weather is challenging.

Shoes with a good grip in rocks and aggressive sole for steep grass are recommended.

Poles can be also useful to support better the long climbs.

Banquet Friday 31:

On Friday 31 it will be a banquet in Hotel The Edge from 18h, after the Blamann Vertical ceremony, you are all welcome, here to register and more information:

Rent a car:

If you need a car to explore the area, here a good direction of our partner AVIS:


If you are looking for accommodation we have a special rate for you. Our partner Nordic Choice Hotels will make a special price for all the runners. You have until the 3 july.

Rates are: 750 NK for single room, 850 NK for double room including breakfast.

Click HERE

And use the code SKYRACE to have a special rate.

First edition of Tromso Skyrace

120 athletes from 25 countries took part in the first edition of the race held in the Norwegian town of Tromsö this morning.

Tromsö, 6/9/2014 – The race, which the athletes Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg had been dreaming of, finally came true this morning, with the first edition of Tromsö Skyrace. Held in the Arctic town of Tromsö, the race figured 130 athletes from 25 countries who faced a tough and highly technical route, especially chosen for lovers of pure sky running. Continue reading

Tromsdalstinden and Hamperokken

Here a description of the 2 summits waiting for you:

TromdalstindenTromsdalstinden: 1238m  Sálašoaivi or Sálaščohkka, is an iconic summit visible from Tromsø. The trail to climb the summit is not really technical, with a first part on grass hills and then a rocky large ridge. The downhill is on a steeper rocky trail before easy zig zags trail to the hut. The views from the summit, with Tromsø city and the fjords on the north and Hamperokken and Lyngen on the south made this mountain one of the most gorgeous landscapes of the area. 

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An eco-race

We are lucky to run in such wild nature, and for this we need to take care to keep this area wild and clean. When we run, we will keep need this in mind. We will try our best to keep the route clean. We will mark the course with biodegradable tape, just in case some is blown away by the wind or by any accident left behind. Aid stations will only be by huts and road crossings and will use reusable glasses. We will not have any paper publications, to protect the forests.