Audience photo Ingerid JordalAlthough Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro runs through rather remote areas of the Varanger Peninsula, we try to make the thrill of the competition accessible to our audience. How can you follow the kiters? Through live tracking, social media and at the checkpoints.

Photo: Ingerid Jordal/VAKE

Follow VAKE via live tracking

You can follow the whole race live on our tracking page. All teams have a sattellite tracker and should be visible on the map at all times. The tracking page should work on all browsers, computers and phones - but we recommend PC.

The tracking page is complemented by our Twitterfeed that gives you stats on teams, reports from the crew and the teams, weather forecast, actual weather conditions and photos and videoes from the field. We will also update and regularly. 


Daily video highlights

74 Productions gives you the daily video highlights from the race at, Facebook and Instagram @vakefinnmark


Follow VAKE on social media


Follow VAKE on the Varanger Peninsula

Get out there and see the kiters in action! We have several manned checkpoints that are accessible by car, kite, ski, on foot or by snowmobile. See the map with checkpoints on our tracking page. Our crew will greet you when you arrive.

Checkpoints are manned according to the development in the race, but this is a tentative overview:

Berlevåg - starting area - Berlevåg Communityhouse (samfunnshuset) Tuesday April 2 at 10:00
Ragguvidda - checkpoint - Tuesday April 2
Stjernevann/Tana - checkpoint - Tuesday April 2 - Thursday April 4 (two hours mandatory rest for the teams)
Jakobselva - checkpoint – Tuesday April 2 - Friday April 5 (one hour mandatory rest for the teams)
Vadsø - Vannverket - checkpoint -Wednesday April 3 - Friday April 5 (two hours mandatory rest for the teams)
Vardø - Votteskaret – finish - probably Thursday April 4 - Saturday April 6

The sailing window (for when the teams are allowed to move) is

Tuesday: 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday - Friday: 07:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 07:00 - 12:00

More info for audience here

Want to read up on the teams of VAKE 2019? All teams are presented here.


Follow VAKE from the secreatariat/press centre

Downtown Vadsø we will have our VAKE secretariat and press centre at Hermetikken/Gamle Banken in Vadsø city the whole week. Come down to get an update! We have T-shirts and headbands for sale. 

Opening hours at Hermetikken:

Tuesday: 10:00-21:00
Wednesday: 07:00-21:00
Thursday: 07:00-21:00
Friday: 07:00-21:00
Saturday: 07:00-15:00

Also note that the medal ceremony will take place outside Scandic Hotel Vadsø Saturday April 6 at 16:00. Be there to celebrate with the champions!


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