World of O: The best starting point for International Orienteering News

Orienteeringmaps from the area

Orienteeringmaps provided by

Nordvestgaloppen 2008

Competition nameNordvestgaloppen 2008
Start date20080730
End date20080803
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityVoss/Bergen
Club/organizerFana IL/Voss IL/TIF Viking
Region of countryHordaland
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners1500
Get list of related events:
- Within 100 kilometers and +/-14 days
- Within 500 kilometers and +/-14 days
- Within 500 kilometers any time
- All events within +/-14 days
CorrectionsMake corrections for this event
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions25 km
Event descriptionNordvestgaloppen 2008 will have event centre in Voss, about one hours drive from Bergen. If you combine Nordvestgaloppen with O-Ringen in Sweden, you have 4 days between the events. Traveling between the events will take you about 8 hours(?) with car or train - taking you through some of the nicest mountain areas of Norway. The three other days you can enjoy norwegian mountains and fjords, the capital of the fjords Bergen - or do some of the offered orienteering trainings in Voss.
Terrain descriptionThe terrain is typical for western Norway - quite hilly with many marshes. Some more detailed areas. Runnability is quite good in most of the terrain. And the views are first class. The two first event are planned on the map which was used for a World Cup race in the 199? (see last map sample). The two last events are planned on a new map between Voss and Granvin. The two last map samples are from the neighbour map. The second image is a view towards the terrain for the last two events.
Training possibilitiesThere will be training possibilities in Voss before and during the races (the two first races are planned as afternoon races). If you combine Nordvestgaloppen with O-Ringen, you have three days with possibilities for training in Voss. An orienteering training will also be offered in Bergen the days before the event, so you can combine a trip to Bergen with map training.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Voss is about 45 minutes drive from the World Heritage Site Nærøyfjorden - maybe the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjord (the first picture listed here is from Nærøyfjorden). Two of the races will be close to Hardangerfjorden - another of the finest fjords in Western Norway. The event centre Voss is also a train station on "Bergensbanen" between Oslo and Bergen - and also close to the scenic train ride "Flåmsbanen". Bergen with the World Heritage Site Bryggen is about one hours drive away from the event centre. There is planned a special activity on the rest day - maybe a hill race.
Add to your calendar      

Map samples

Terrain and scenery images

Add new event