Welcome to Norway

 Dear friends of winter triathlon !   


Dear friends of winter triathlon!



It's a great pleasure for the Norwegian Triathlon Federation once again to invite you major winter triathlon events in Norway – The European Championships at Lygna 5.-7. February and The World Championships at Sessvollmoen (Eidsvoll) 12.-14.February. You will find all details regarding the championships at the web  http://sites.google.com/site/wintertriathlonchampionships/   and   http://sites.google.com/site/wintertriathlonworldchamp/. 

Very shortly we hope to present offers for transportation to and from the airport as well as between hotel and venue.


 Kindly note that the event at Lygna also has become a part of the world cup so athletes from other continents are welcomed.


 If you are coming to Norway for both events we recommend you  to travel by plane to Oslo International Airport Gardermoen. From there it’s less than one hour by car to Lygna Ski resort and book in at Lygna Hotel which is 1 km only from the arena. On Sunday after the prize awards you go to Ricca Hotel Gardermoen. This is the place for opening ceremony ,race meetings etc. Sessvollmoen is situated  about 10 km north of Gardermoen and we’ll put up shuttle buses if necessary. There is of course such transport between this hotel and the airport (five minutes drive).Thus everybody should be able to catch a plane back home on Sunday afternoon.


Presently the snow conditions are satisfying in the Oslo area, though a bit cold.


Our website for the events will be updated regularly so please follow us there. If your federation has a special contact person for winter triathlon, please inform us.


We hope these championships event will be a meeting place for winter triathletes from the whole world and play an important part in the ITU work to develop this sport further.


 A Happy New Year to all of You and welcome to Norway - the winter wonder land!

Kåre J. Grøtta                                                                                   

President, Norwegian Triathlon Federation