Some pictures from day 1

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 31 July 2008 11:09 AM

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The youngest organizer, born 26 June

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Official opening by NOF president Elin Sjødin Drange

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Beautiful weather at first …

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… then came the rain

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Quite a challenge for the organizers

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And we got more rain

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Some help in an umbrella

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Happy and wet

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Kristen Skjeldal interviewed by Håkon Mogstad

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Waiting for the prizegiving ceremony

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From the prizegiving ceremony

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From the prizegiving ceremony

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From the prizegiving ceremony

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From the prizegiving ceremony

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From the prizegiving ceremony

Trip with former Olympic Champion in cross country skiing Kristen Skjeldal

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 28 July 2008 7:43 PM

Kristen Skjeldal

On friday 1 August we can offer a trip with former Olympic Champinon - and orienteerer - Kristen Skjeldal.

Show up at Hangursbanen Station at 11 AM.

The trip will be easy, with pleanty of time to eat your packed lunch. It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours and ends up at the Hangur Restaturant at 600 meters above sealevel. From there you get a free ride with Hangursbanen downhills to Hangursbanen Station.

No registration is neccessary - just turn up!

Profiles at Nordvestgaloppen: Ingunn Fristad

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 15 June 2008 7:00 AM

Ingunn Fristad

The second profile in our presentation is Ingunn Fristad. She is known as one of the Fristad twins, and she is born in Askvoll, west in Norway, and has a lot of memories from Nordvestgaloppen. She is now running from Halden SK and has represented Norway in a lot of international competitions. Besides running orienteering for Halden, she is also working as a marketing chief in the club.

When was your first participation at NV-galoppen?

I can’t even remenber, because I have been taken to that event since I was a baby. The years up to 16, I ran the event every time it was arranged. After that, I have participated when it has matched with my seasonplanning.

What is your best result at NV-galoppen?

I won W21AL in 2002.

What is your best memory from NV-galoppen?

It has to be the year when we had a large group of Finnish runners at our home. The weather was nice, lots of competitors, real western-terrain and good courses!

Why should orienteerers participate at NV-galoppen?

Because it’s amazing nature – both in the courses and amongst them. Demanding and interesting terrain, besides Voss is branding, and has a lot of athlets on high level. (Kristen Skjeldal, a former olympic champion in cross country skiing, will take part in the competition), and the place can offer many exiting activities.

For the eliterunners, the terrain is also very adequat for the upcoing World Championships in Trondheim in 2010.

Adventures

Uncategorized - by Frode Oldervoll, 27 May 2007 9:08 PM

Norway Active

Join a roundtrip filled with excitements and activities on your day off.

STANDARD TOUR (10 years and above, bicycle skills required)

  • Starts friday at 08:30 from Voss train station
  • Train from Voss train station to Myrdal train station
  • The Flåm Railway til Berekvam
  • 11 km Mountains Biking from Berekvam to Flåm (easy trip)
  • Fjord Safari on a Fast RIB boat in Aurland and Nærøy fjords, with local guide
  • Bus up the hair-pin bends of the Stalheims road
  • Back at Voss train tasjon approximately 14:15 (6 yours)

Prices all included - adults NOK 1195, children (15 years and younger): NOK 1044

FULL PACKAGE TOUR: (minimum age 15 years)

  • All the same as the STANDARD TOUR
  • You leave the bus at Voss Rafting Center at 14:15 and eats a large BBQ
  • At 15.00 we dresses you in full rafting gear, and you get some of the worlds best rafting guides on a wet & wild white-water raft trip
  • Shoewering at apprix 18:15
  • We show you pictures from your rafting trip on a large screen
  • Back at Voss train station approximately 19:10 (10.5 yours)

Prices all included - adults NOK 1995 (minimum age 15 years)

More info and registration

More info: www.norwayactive.com

Registration: either from www.norwayactive.com, use code GALOPPEN, or on the Event Center within thursday 31 July at 15:00.

Trip with former Olympic Champion in cross country skiing Kristen Skjeldal

Kristen Skjeldal

On friday 1 August we can offer a trip with former olympic champinon - and orienteerer - Kristen Skjeldal. Show up at Hangursbanen Station at 11 AM.

The trip will be easy, with pleanty of time to eat your packed lunch. It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours and ends up at the Hangur Restaturant at 600 meters above sealevel. From there you get a free ride with Hangursbanen downhills to Hangursbanen Station.

No registration is neccessary - just turn up!

Other adventures

The Voss area has a lot to offer. We will tell you about more opportunities later, so please come back and have a look here. The city of Bergen - the Fjord Capital - is also very close.

Location & Travel

Uncategorized - by Frode Oldervoll, 27 May 2007 9:06 PM

There will be bus transport available between the event centre at Palmafossen school and the race arena. Fee: NOK 120,- per day (includes transport both ways). Register either during the race registration (it is still possible to change your registration even if you have already entered), or by e-mail to transport@nordvestgaloppen.no.

Voss is situated in Hordaland county approximately 100 km east of Bergen. Motorists follow the E16 to Voss. Voss has good train and bus connections with Bergen, the train between Bergen-Oslo stops here also. The nearest airport is Bergen Flesland Airport.

Event centre: Voss

Voss is a small town in Western Norway with 15.000 inhabitants. All categories of lodging are offered in and around Voss during Nordvestgaloppen: O-camp, Schools, Cottages and Hotels. In Norway you can also set up your tent for free many places in nature. Bergen – The Fjord Capital of Norway – is only 90 km away by car or train, and also has an international airport.

Interactive map of the area

More information