Fana IL, TIF Viking and Voss IL wish you welcome to Nordvestgaloppen 2008 at Voss, Norway

Maps and Terrain

The event map for the first two days is Ukvitne. The map has been re-surveyed and drawn in 2006-2007. The terrain is 200-300 metres above sea level with rolling hills sloping down to flatter areas. There are extensive areas of open marshland (easily run), some cliff faces and steeper slopes. The forest area is predominantly spruce and pine forest with some areas of birch. Ukvitne map and terrain was also used during the Norwegian Veteran Championship in 2007.

On days 3 and 4 the competitions will take place at Bulko, with a completely new map. The terrain lies 400-600 metres above sea level and has not been used previously. The terrain is mixed with little vegetation or undergrowth, some marshlands (easily run) and grassy slopes. A moderate degree of steepness.

Both map scales will be 1:10,000 with 5 m. contour intervals.

Event programme

Wednesday, 30th July

Arena: Ukvitne farm, Bulken, 10 km. west of Voss township.
5.00 p.m.: First start Nordvestgaloppen – Middle distance
9.00 p.m.: Prizegiving ceremony, Palmafossen school.

Thursday, 31st July

Arena: Ukvitne farm, Bulken, 10 km west of Voss township.
5.00 p.m.: First start Nordvestgaloppen – Long distance
9.00 p.m.: Prizegiving ceremony, Palmafossen school

Friday, 1st August

A day for rest and recreation. Explore the township of Voss and its surrounding districts - take a tour, go hiking or enjoy other leisure activities.

Saturday, 2nd August

Arena: Stuaset, Bulko, 17 km south-east of Voss township.
11.00 a.m.: First start Nordvestgaloppen – Long distance
9.00 p.m.: Prizegiving ceremony, Palmafossen school

Sunday, 3rd August

Arena: Stuaset, Bulko, 17 km south-east of Voss township.
10.00 a.m.: First start Nordvestgaloppen – Middle distance
Prizegiving ceremony and event closure.

Direct entry courses

There will be direct entry courses every day.


Prizes are awarded to all competitors aged 12 years and younger for all completed races.
For competitors in junior classes 13-16 years, total prizes for 1/3 of the competitors, all inclusive.
For competitors aged 17 years and older, prizes to classwinners each day. Total prizes 1/8.


Registration via Nordvestgaloppens entry form.

Early registration/entry deadline: 28th February 2008
Second registration/entry deadline: 31st May 2008
Last ordinary registration/entry date: 16th July 2008
Late entry possible until the 29th July 2008 at 00:00.
Registration for Direct Entry course available right up to start.

Entry Fees

All amounts are in Norwegian kroner per race, per competitor.

Received by 1st March 31st May 16th July After 16th July
Age 16 years and younger 70 80 90 120
Age 17 years and older 120 140 160 200
Direct Entry course       80/140

Overseas/foreign competitors must pay all entry fees prior to first start. Entry fees payable to:

NVG-08 v/TIF Viking
c/o Bjørn Strømme
Lønborglien 193
N-5039 Bergen, Norway
Bank account: 3624 42 65280
Bank: Sparebanken Vest
IBAN-nr: NO8136244265280

All bank charges payable by sender.

Entry fees payable by Norwegian clubs will be charged at a later date.

Change of classes or EMIT brick numbers made after 16 July will be charged a fee of NOK 50 per person.

EMIT Electronic Punching System

The EMIT registration and time-taking system will be used in all competition classes. In the event competitors fail to supply a EMIT brick number, a rental brick will automatically be allocated. Back-up cards should be inserted onto the bottom of the EMIT brick to provide pin-punch back-up in the event of battery failure. Competitors must use the brick allocated to them for all race events. Competitors using the wrong brick will be disqualified. Lost EMIT bricks will result in a charge of NOK500.

Courses and age classes

Course Day 1 Middle Day 2 Long Day 3 Long Day 4 Middle Level Classes Women Classes Men Direct Entry
1 4,0 km 9,2 km 7,6 km 5,0 km A   M21AL  
2 3,8 km 7,5 km 6,7 km 4,5 km A   M19-20, M35AL Long
3 3,5 km 6,3 km 5,6 km 4,0 km A W21AL M17-18, M21AK, M40  
4 3,2 km 5,4 km 5,0 km 3,7 km A W17-18,W19-20 M15-16, M45  
5 3,0 km 4,7 km 4,2 km 3,6 km A W15-16, W21AK, W35, W40 M17AK, M35AK, M50  
6 2,8 km 3,8 km 3,8 km 3,0 km A W45, W50 M55, M60  
7 2,7km 3,6 km 3,3 km 2,7 km B W13-14 M13-14 Middle
8 2,4 km 2,8 km 2,8 km 2,6 km A W55, W60, W65, W70, W80 M65, M70, M75, M80  
9 2,5 km 3,0 km 3,5 km 2,4 km C W17C M17C Short
10 1,8 km 2,5 km 2,6 km 2,0 km C W-10, W11-12, W13-16C M-10, M11-12, M13-16C  
11 1,6 km 1,9 km 1,9 km 1,9 km N W11-12N, W13-16N, W17N M11-12N, M13-16N, M17N Novice
12 1,2 km 1,3 km 1,5 km 1,9 km N N-open N-open Novice

“Troll Course” for children

“Troll-courses”, is a service for the children too young to participate in the competitions. The courses are very easy and marked so that the children safely can get around the track. Start and finish at the same place. Fee: NOK 25 per day paid upon start.

Childcare service

You may leave your child aged 2 years or more at the Childcare Service during your race. No fee.


It will be possible to train in relevant terrain from Friday 25th July. Training maps can be purchased onsite from the event office or ordered by e-mail:


Local accomodation in classrooms at Palmefossen school will be available at a low cost of NOK50 per night. Parking for camping vans, mobile homes and caravans will be available at Bømoen, a short distance from Palmafossen. A limited number of tentsites are also available at Bømoen. More information regarding accommodation at a later date.


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.

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


Sport8 will sell orienteering equipment on the arena on every event.

Contact information