The teams of NIAR 24h


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We have 20 unique team spots. Entry Fees are 12.000 SEK per team (Duo mix, women or men 8.000 SEK per/team) (Inc. VAT 6%).

Entries close May 28th 2021 unless sold out sooner. Your registration is confirmed on the website upon registration. After you simply pay the 8,000 sek or 12,000 sek 7 days after you receive your invoice. You will be sent an invoice through email. For more information and details about payments etc please feel free to contact Micke at

NOTE: Right now we have some issues with our registration confirmation email, we’re looking into it. But you know you’re registered when your team pop up as a team on our website. 

New for 2021.
When you register your for your NIAR race 2021 you can guarantee your Photo portfolio after the race. Teams can simply buy a team media package from the NIAR media house by ticking the box “media package”. The cost is 5.500 SEK per team. NIAR media house will give you a photographer that follow your team for the race. It includes a guaranteed photo portfolio that you and your team can use to promote your team f0r sponsors and SoM after the race with you own personal photos!

Duo Class available for NIAR City Challenge 24h!

NIAR24h DUO Class. Register on the link above. Duo class will compete on the same course and use the same rules as the ARWS standard mixed teams. Women Duo, Men Duo and Mixed Duo all compete in the same category. Below you can see whats included in the price.

Entry fee for NIAR24h Duo Class is 8.000 SEK included VAT.


Team entry fee includes:

  • Prize ceremony and food at the Finish Line
  • A high quality adventure race course in a new location
  • Logistical support for the event (no need for support crews)
  • On-site first response teams for emergency first aid
  • Kayaks and other watercraft for the event (Note: No PackRafting for NIAR24)
  • Special disciplines and equipment
  • Team tracking and live race website
  • Race maps for your team
  • Official race vest 
  • Download of race photos and videos
  • TV production and visiting journalist program
  • An event of a lifetime!

What you will need to provide:

  • Travel to and from the event Race center in central Stockholm.


Teams may officially cancel their entry at any stage prior to the event by writing, calling or emailing the race organisers.

Note: 30% of registration fee is not refundable at any stage. After March 1st Nordic Islands Adventure Race organization will NOT refund any entry fees.

If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc, the organisers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. The race will not be re-scheduled.

About the Area

We will bring back the successful concept City Challenge, later known as Stockholm Extreme. This was a series of Adventures in capital citys around Scandinavia in the 1990-2000.

This prestigefull series created a ledgen within the racers.
This fast, impulsive and urban race in the central parts of Stockholm attract and allowed people to interact with the sport of Adventure Racing on a new level.

Almost 20 years later it’s time for Nordic Islands Adventure Race to take on where they left.
With modern technology, new disciplines and ambition NIAR24h strive to challenge everyone who except this new challenge and redefine Stockholm City Challenge.

For further information about Stockholm please visit:

Just a few minutes away from the city of Stockholm, the archipelago begins. With nearly 30,000 islands, islets and rocks – from Öregrund in the north to Landsort in the south – each with its own character. Rugged nature blends with wooded islands, rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. Enjoy tranquil coves or the open sea where waves can go high. Explore uninhabited islets as well as islands with new communities and ancient villages, where large houses and small cottages stand side by side.

A ultimate destination for adventure in the 2021 Nordic Islands Adventure Race!

While this will bring a close of your epic Viking journey the longer daylight hours of spring and smell of summer will ensure you see the most of the city.

Course Description NIAR 24h 2021


KAYAK - 30km

MTB - 65km

TREK - 48 km

ROPE SKILLS - 2 sections of abseiling/rappelling. 

SECRET SECTIONS - 2 shorter sections that will both get wet and muddy. 

COURSE – The NIAR24h race will take teams on a historical journey of the ledgens that lays with in the Stockholm region. To complete the 16-24h course teams must Trek/Run, Bike, Kayak, one secret stage, Navigate and complete Roping elements to reach the finish line.

The winning team will complete the course in 18-20 hours and all other teams are permitted up to 24 hours to complete the course. On the course we will have PRO check points, meaning that only the fast teams will take these. This to make the race tighter and longer for the fast teams. There will be cut offs on the course and options for a shorter course with the aim to allow teams the maximum time to complete the full course of XX Legs. There will be no mandatory stops and no dark zones – a genuine Nordic adventure.

LOCK DOWN – 1 hours before the actual race start, teams enter a “Lock Down”. They are then given the detailed course maps and notes revealing for the first time exactly where the race will take them. Teams must remain in the Lock Down area until the race start. Team will NOT get all the maps at the same time, some maps will be handed out along the course. Teams are prohibited access to the Internet, phones, tablets etc. Any additional non racing bags may be left just before the Lock Down starts and will be stored while teams is racing and be returned at the finish line.

LIVE TRACKING – Teams will carry tracking devices throughout the race and are visible to spectators through live tracking on

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT – The race will use the Standard ARWS Mandatory Equipment List. Download the  Mandatory Equipment List – NIAR City Challenge24h

NOTE: For the NIAR24h race you DON'T need Tent and Sleepingbag. However you need one of this or similar: Light and Dry Bivi bag



Each person need: 

  • Rappel device; ATC, ATC Guide or Reverso 3 el. 4
  • 1 pieces of 120 cm Nylon, polyester or dyneema sling
  • 3 pieces of carabiners
  • Prusik: 135 cm long 6 mm rope when its not tied. Must be tied with double fisherman knot
  • Harness; Must follow EN12 277 type C standard with identification tags, and with belay loop
  • Helmet: CE standard Bike Helmet
  • Leather Gloves

Climbing sections are NOT mandatory, but if you don’t do it, a great time penalty will be added to your team. 

For the first rope section only 2 in the team need to do the rope skill (1 for do teams). Second rope skill section, everyone on the team has to do it. 

All equipment will be checked before the race. There will be no exception from this list, the permits demand this equipment and you will not be allowed to go through the rope sections without this gear.

LOGISTICS – The course outline and logistic diagram will be released one week before the race allowing teams to begin their equipment/food preparations and travel to the race with only the equipment they require.

RULES OF COMPETITION – NIAR24h uses the AR WorldSeries Rules of Competition – Download



Teams will use the Standard ARWS Mandatory Equipment list.

TRANSITION BAGS –  Four personal duffelbags without wheels (max 130 liter) with max weight on 25 kg. 

BIKE BOXES – You don’t need Bike boxes for NIAR24h.

PADDLE BAGS – You don't need paddle bags for NIAR24h or NIAR600k.

KAYAKS/PARKRAFTS – Kayaks will be provided by the Race Organisation. (No PackRafts needed for NIAR4h).

Event Schedule

NIAR24h is scheduled from June 5th – 6th, 2021.

MAY 28, 2021 (Friday)

Logistics plan sent to teams via email with discipline and distance breakdown. Also available for download on website from this day.

We recommend all teams to arrive on June 4th. Hotel deals are available for all participants/athlete at Quality Hotel Globe.

Contact Stefan Alhblom for reservations and tell him you will race Nordic Islands Adventure Race, he can be reached at email

June 4, 2021 (Friday)

15:00-18.30 Check in/team registration (Hallvägen 9, Johanneshov)

June 5, 2021 (Saturday)

07:30 HQ opens for check

09:00 Race meeting & Map hand out / Lock down

11:00 START

June 6, 2021 (Sunday)

All teams finish between 07:00-11:00

11:00 NIAR24h Course closes

11:15 Prize Ceremony

09:00-12:15 Brunch

14:00 START (restart) Nordic Islands Adventure Race 600k

Volunteers and race supporters

Race supporters are welcome to come to the event, after all it is a special part of the world and very friendly to follow live. If considering coming, contact for further information.

Are you also interested in volunteering or working for our organisation? We’d like to come in contact with you! Send an email to for more information.

Race Accommodation

Nordic Islands Adventure Race organization will supply all teams with great discount at Quality Hotel Globe, Johanneshov.

We recommend all teams to arrive on June 4th. Hotel deals are available for all participants/athlete at Quality Hotel Globe.

Contact Stefan Alhblom for reservations and tell him you will race Nordic Islands Adventure Race, he can be reached at email

Prize Break Down*

There will be NO prize money for NIAR24h.