When you are accepted for VAKE 2019, we'll send you an invoice that must be payed within January 15 to secure your place in the competition.

The entry fee for VAKE 2019 is 4500 NOK per participant (9000 NOK per team).

Included in the fee

  • Bus transfer from Kirkenes airport to Berlevåg Sunday March 31st
  • Transportation and storage of excess luggage Berlevåg-Vadsø
  • Accommodation in Berlevåg sports hall 
  • Dinners and breakfasts in Berlevåg Sunday/Monday/Tuesday
  • 1:100 map of the Varanger National Park
  • First Aid services during the competition
  • One PLB tracker per team for safety and live tracking service
  • Heated tents on certain checkpoints 
  • Necessary bus transfers after the competiton
  • Hot tub, sauna and dinner at the Sirkka farm in Vadsø after the race
  • Twin room at Scandic Hotel Vadsø from Saturday April 6th to Sunday April 7th at Scandic Hotel Vadsø
  • Taxi transfer from Scandic Hotel Vadsø to the Hurtigruten port on Sunday April 7th
  • and much more…

Not included in the fee

  • Airline tickets to Kirkenes or Berlevåg
  • Other travel arrangements than the VAKE transfer bus on Saturday
  • Single room at Scandic Hotel Vadsø
  • Your gear, food and gas supplies as listed in the Packing list


If you withdraw from the competition before February 15th, we will refund 50 % of the fee. If you withdraw from the competition after February 15th, there will be no refund of the fee unless VAKE is cancelled. You should have a travel insurance that covers your loss if you have to withdraw because of illness or injuries etc.

If you have not paid the entrance fee within January 15th, your spot in VAKE can be given to another team.

Force majeure: If we are forced to cancel or terminate VAKE while in progress, there will be no refund.

If we have to cancel VAKE, we will refund the participation fee in total for all participants. We cannot refund any travel expenses. 


Start VAKE 2017 photo Samuel Bay

VAKE-START 2015 (photo: Samuel Bay)