Race information


Next race: 29 July 2023

The enrolment is open 1 November 2022 - 28 July 2023.

The race has start and finish at the private cabin Bestebu, located at Klengstøl along the road “Store-Bleveien” (see directions).

We offer the following routes:

  • The “Troll route”, 57 km, 2000 m elevation gain/loss
  • The “Tusse route”, 21 km, 750 m elevation gain/loss
  • The “Smatusse route”, 10 km, 340 m elevation gain/loss
  • The “Smatroll route”, 5 km, 110 m elevation gain/loss

The routes are mostly following footpaths, some parts are also in mountain terrain without paths. The last 2-3 kilometers are on gravel road.

For maps and GPS tracks, see routes.


The routes are well marked. More than 1/3 of the 57 km is on permanently T-marked path, “Nordmannsslepa”, along the Store-Ble mountain massif. Along other parts of the routes there are red/white ribbons.


  • 57 km          08:00
  • 21 km          10:30
  • 10 km          11:15
  •   5 km          11:15

Maximum time

14 hours on 57 km.

Enrolment fees

57 km

01.11.2022 - 28.02.2023: 750 kr

01.03.2023 - 30.06.2023: 950 kr

01.07.2023 -                    1200 kr

Change of name: 150 kr

21 km

01.11.2022 - 28.02.2023: 550 kr

01.03.2023 - 30.06.2023: 800 kr

01.07.2023 -                    1050 kr

Change of name: 150 kr

10 km

01.11.2022 -                    350 kr

Change of name: 0 kr

Småtroll-løypa 5 km

01.11.2022 -                    100 kr

Change of name: 0 kr


The enrolment is binding and is valid only after payment of the participant fee. In the registration form one checks that one has read and is accepting the regulations and conditions. Participants below 18 years must be enrolled by a parental guardian.

Maximum number of participants

  • 57 km: 150 participants
  • 21 km: 200 participants
  • 10 km: 100 participants

Obligatory equipment

See the list here.

Safety and behaviour

Each participant is responsible for his/her own safety. It is mandatory to help an other participant who is in an emergency situation.

The participants must take particular care when encountering wild reindeer.


The race is based on the principle of self-support, which means that each participant must carry all food, drink, and equipment needed along the route. Normally it is easy to find drinking water in streams. 

Handout of bibs and trackers

Friluftsbua Lampeland, Friday: 17:00-19:00 (bibs only)

Bestebu, Saturday:

57 km                06:30 - 07:15

21 km                08:45 - 10:00

6 and 10 km       08:45 - 10:00



The best women and men on all distances will be rewarded. All participants completing the race will receive a medal as a memory of the event.

Pricegiving ceremony

  • 6 and 10 km     13:30
  • 21 km              14:00
  • 57 km men       15:30
  • 57 km women   16:30


We have good offers on accommodation in Numedal.


During enrolment to the race one may book transportation from Lampeland hotel via Flesberg to the start/finish area at Bestebu, with return in the afternoon/evening. 


There is a flock of wild reindeer on Blefjell which counts about 150 animals. Important to know:


  • The calves are born in May, and the reindeer need tranquility in the period from 1 May to 10 June. The calves are still small and vulnerable in mid-July.
  • The reindeer can sense humans at about 1 km distance.
  • Running requires energy for them, and valuable time for grazing is lost.


The following precautions apply if you encounter reindeer during the race:

  • Stop if you encounter a flock or a single animal. Let the animals pass at their own pace.
  • Keep distance. Use zoom on camera instead of going closer.
  • Keep calm, avoid sudden movements and loud sounds.
  • If necessary, depart from the route in order not to disturb the animals.