Combi Finlandia and Vasaloppet | 2020
Specific Dates During Your Trip
Thursday, February 20, 2020
International flight to Helsinki, and then a transfer via bus to your hotel (about an 1 ½ hours). You’ll take over your rooms, and then there will be a meal for everyone that evening and an informational meeting
Friday, February 21, 2020
A hardy breakfast, then a walk or mini bus ride to the stadium in order to familiarize yourself with the start and finish of the race. We will also be trying different waxes. If you wish, you can have lunch in the stadium where there will be tents, a hall, and different restaurants. You can do this before you go pick up your race bibs. In the afternoon, ski waxing and a briefing. Finally, a dinner.
Saturday, February 22, 2020, Start of the 50 km, 32 km and 20 km Classic Races
Hardy breakfast in your hotel. Departure at 10:00 a.m. in order to go directly to the stadium. There will be 4 waves for the 50 km classic race, each starting at 10-minute intervals. The departure for the 32 km and 20 km classic race is at 10:20 am. There will only be one wave. You will be able to eat after the race in either the big hall or in the tents. Then you will be taken back to the hotel. There will be a dinner that evening with a briefing for the next day’s events.
Sunday, February 23, 2020, Start of the 50 km, 32 km and 20 km Skating Races
Hardy breakfast in your hotel. Departure at 9:00 a.m. going directly to the stadium for the 50 km skating race (there will have 4 waves, each starting at 10-minute intervals). The departure time for the 32 km and 20 km skating race will be at 11:15 a.m. with only one wave. You can eat after the race in either the big hall or in the tents. Then you return to the hotel. Everyone will have dinner that evening at the hotel. There is a possibility of leaving by plane that day for those who only will race on Saturday.
Monday, February 24, 2020
Breakfast in the hotel and then a bus ride to the airport, Flight to Stockholm.
Monday, February 24, 2020 (continued)
You will meet the group in Arlanda Airport. There is a bus transfer from the Stockholm airport to your hotel in Orsa, only 10 km far from Mora, the village of Vasaloppet.
Thuesday, February 25, 2020, through Saturday, February 29, 2020
These are the days that you can prepare for the great race ahead and learn the course well. There is a festival going on in Mora the whole week! Up to 68,000 participants in the various distance races during the week will be in the area.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
The big race day. You will get up at the crack of dawn and eat as big a breakfast as you can. There will be a bus to take you from the hotel to the start of the race, which is 8:00 in the morning. After the race, there will be busses to take you to your hotel. In the evening, you will have the last celebratory dinner with all the other tour group members. By now you will have made lots of friends, to be sure.
Monday, March 2, 2020
You will go by bus to Stockholm airport.