9-18 March 18:30-24:00
Finnmarksløpet began in 1981 with just three mushers participating. At that time there wasn’t much interest in dog sled racing. In 2001 Finnmarksløpet AS was created as a company with one employee. From then the race has been more professional than commercial, it began a rather small sport & is becoming one of the biggest sports and cultural arrangements in this part of the country.
In 2013, 129 mushers from 13 different nations participated, separated by the two different distances.