Spectators can track the race through the checkpoints using a new app. It tracks the mushers as they make their way towards the end of the race. Seeing the teams cross the finish line will fill you with the same sense of pride the mushers are experiencing. A lot of mushers say the memory of the work you put in disappears into the background. What takes over is the experience of nature, bonding with your dogs and conquering a dream.
Historic Røros, Norway
The Femund Race itself is a reason to visit Røros, but you will find so much more. The historic Norwegian mining town will take you back in time. During the Femund Race, the town is blanketed in snow. Its main street is like a fairytale, lined with quaint wooden houses in the snow. The highlight on the mainstreet is the church from 1784.
Røros sits 628 metres above sea level on a gently sloping plateau. Explore its charming streets filled with unique boutiques, artist workshops, and cafés. The mountain village is known as one of Norway’s leading regions for locally produced food. Since the town is busy during the Femund Race, it’s recommended you book a table at one of its many traditional restaurants in advance.