FAT VIKING 2024, 27th of January



RESULTS and map

Race schedule 2023

Friday 27th:
mandatory gear check and registration from 3pm - 7pm
, Vestlia Resort, conference hall
(bring all mandatory gear EXCEPT bike, pogies, bike-lights, helmet - which will be checked Saturday 6.00-6.30)
Mandatory race meeting at 5pm, Vestlia Resort, conference hall. 

Saturday 28th 
Registration, bike-gear check, handing out GPS-tracking devices from 6am - 6.30am in the garage at Vestlia Resort. 
6.45 everybody leaves the garage.
START at 7am 

FINISHER cut-off times 2023

FV150: 32h (finish before 15.00 (3pm) on Sunday) FV150 = 149,5km
FV100: 21h (finish before 4.00 (4am) on Sunday) FV100 = 99km
FV 50: 11h (finish before 18.00 (6pm) on Saturday) FV50 = 48km

Checkpoint cut-off times 2023

FV100 riders must arrive at CP1 before 17.00 (5pm) and must have left CP1 before 18.00 (6pm). 
FV100/1 = 48km, FV100/2 = 51km

FV150 riders must arrive at CP1 before 17.00 (5pm) and must have left CP1 before 18.00 (6pm).
FV150 riders must arrive at CP2 before 2.00 (2am) and must have left CP1 before 3.00 (3am).
FV150/1 = 48km, FV150/2 = 40km, FV150/3 = 62km

Sunday 29th
12.00 (12pm) CEREMONY for FV100 and FV150 at Vestlia Resort (either the restaurant or a conference room).

Sunday: we encourage everybody to stay after the ceremony to eat or have a coffee at Vestlia 

Links for booking of training camp, fatbike race rental and fatbike rental on other days

Fat Viking TRAINING CAMP (23rd - 25th) 
RENTAL BIKES for race weekend (Friday - Sunday)
RENTAL BIKES for training camp or any other day

Fatbikes for the race are separate products (even separate products for each size).
If you want to rent a fatbike for the training camp or just some extra days then you need to book that via the "normal" fatbike rental link (best to put each day and the race weekend rental in the shopping basket before you check out).
(Online booking is not supposed to be easy :-)).

Yes, we'll also do the GLOBAL FAT VIKING again - with a slightly different process to sign up and optain your sticker :-)

FAT VIKING is a WINTER ULTRA ENDURANCE event under somewhat more "controlled" circumstances than the Iditarod Trail Invitational. 

The race course runs on snowmobile tracks, dogsledding trails, snowcovered roads and cross country skiing trails around Geilo/ Skurdalen/ Dagali. Checkpoints are inside a heated building where basic food (oatmeal) is offered along with the opportunity to rest. Several "bail out options" along the route are available in case of emergency/ abandoning the race. 
The routes for 2022 will see some changes to keep you on your toes and to show you more of the beautiful area.

Fat Viking is a non-commercial Geilo IL (Geilo Sports Club) event organized by the "FAT VIKING SOCIETY".
We organize this without getting payed. We do it for the love of the sport. Our effort is all worth it if YOU come back with a smile on your face, with an adventure behind you and a lot of stories to tell.

Please read the ABOUT information, the MANDATORY GEAR list and RACE RULES before entering.

Race distances 50km - 100km - 150km. 
All distances start together.
The 50km distanse finishes at CP1 (we will find a way to transport riders back to Geilo).
If you register for the 150km/ 100km but only make it to CP1 we will still call you a "finisher" (an FV50 finisher). The same applies if you enter the 150km event but only ride the 100km distance. You will of course not count in any ranking or the competition itself.

This is a chance to prove to yourself that YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THOUGHT.

Please ask your questions in the Fat Viking Facebook group. If absolutely neccessary you can drop Nina a line (se contact details below).

To be a Viking or to become one. Human endurance and human resilience*. 150km of winter racing. A journey within yourself.
*(definition of resilience: "the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched)

Click here for more information

Geilo Aktiv (Nina) arranges a training camp prior to the race (Monday to Wednesday 23rd-25th of January. This is a course about safe and efficient winter travel where you learn and practice the essentials.
Join the 3-day training course if you want to learn more about winter riding



If you want to have access to the PICTURES FROM RACE OFFICIAL Antti Ollila send him an email: antti.i.ollila@gmail.com

FAT VIKING 2020 is history

From racing on ice, to blown in trails and fighting against the wind.
You are stronger than you think, ... and we are impressed with you!

28(!) people finished the FV150!!!
4 people finished the FV100
13 people finished the FV50 (this number needs to be confirmed by the race-directors who are asleep as this is published)

1st on the 100km and 2nd on the 150km rode without studs! Several other finishers too. It shows you that it can be done.

See you all at the ceremony at VESTLIA RESORT at 14.00 (room within the restaurant)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST YOUR PICTURES IN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP, but PLEASE NOT as separate posts for every single picture :-)
Remember #fatviking


(pictures are taken by ANTTI OLLILA - race official)


Some facts and figures about the 2020 race tracks/ the sections:

1 Geilo - Dagali 56km/ 1090moc
2 Dagalifjellet 57km/ 1150moc
3 Dagali - Geilo 39km/ 920moc

FV50 = 1 = 56km/ 1090moc
FV100 = 1 + 3 = 95km/ 2010moc
FV150 = 1 + 2 + 3 = 152km/ 3160moc

2019 RACE RESULTS/ Tracking: 

(picture by Mikkel Trelborg)