ROVANIEMI 300 HAVE TWO VERY DIFFERENT SECTIONS:
First section of the track is the same as 150k, so this section is very well signed and there is not need of GPS but the Satellite Device Tracker (mandatory) to do the check-in in mandatory waypoints. All mandatory waypoints in this first section match with the Rovaniemi150 checkpoints. This checkpoints have a limit time, so if you arrive when checkpoint is closed maybe you wouldn't find the tent but you can use the wood (if still some) if you want to do a fire.
Second section is quite different (158 k), it follows an snowmobile track. There are signs, in some areas more than others. In some areas you will find very good snow conditions and in others maybe you find deep snow and also you will find other snowmobiles tracks crossing, so all it do is confuse the right way... Track conditions depends on how long ago snowed and when the last snowmobile went through there. In this section is recommended to use the GPS and of course, same as first section, the mandatory Satellite Device Tracker (check the mandatory gear in the Race Rules page).
DURING THE BRIEFING WE WILL GIVE YOU THOSE MAPS:
1st section (150k)
In laavus you can find firewood, but be ready just in case there is not (!)
Keski Peuräjärvi is 635 m. out of the way. Purolan cabin is 1,1 km out of the way. Ahvenlampi laavu is 600 m. out of the way.
This .gpx files are made with ExpertGPS. Expert GPS have a free download version clicking here.
Then, once you open it, you can import to your GPS program.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD the track in .gpx format by clicking this links:
HERE you have a very good map from Finland.
300k FULL PROFILE - SECTION 1
300k FULL PROFILE - SECTION 2
All waypoints are approximately. Waypoints Grid: Lat/Lon hddd.ddddº. Waypoints Datum: WGS 84
|001. N66.58613 E25.64120||POROHOVI 1||Shelter, campfire and water.||Close Saturday at 11:30 h.|
|002. N66.55345 E25.49239||SINETTÄJÄRVI||------------------------------||Close Saturday at 14:30 h.|
|003. N66.59004 E25.21271||VITTAVAARA||Shelter, campfire and water.||Close Saturday at 20:30 h.|
|004. N66.66317 E25.06599||MORAJÄRVI||Shelter, campfire and water.||Close Sunday at 01:30 h.|
|005. N66.71623 E25.14389||PEURAJÄRVI||Shelter, campfire and water.||Close Sunday at 05:30 h.|
|006. N66.76639 E25.12649||KUUSILAMPI||Cabin, campfire and water.||Close Sunday at 10:00 h.|
|007. N66.74512 E25.75288||TORAMOKIVALO||Shelter, campfire and water.||Close Sunday at 18:.00 h|
|008. N66.58613 E25.64120||Iso-Kuusisaari Laavu||Shelter|
|009. N66.48743 E25.73645||Kemijoki|
|010. N66.48196 E25.65829||Kemijoki|
|011. N66.44417 E25.63163||Niskanperä Laavu, Kemijoki||Shelter|
|012. N66.41784 E25.56942||Out of river, Kemijoki|
|013. N66.32644 E25.58568||Venejoki|
|014. N66.34402 E25.44428||Tervolantie|
|015. N66.40416 E25.30170||Purolan Cabin crux|
|016. N66.45683 E25.17200||Koivikkoselkä|
|017. N66.47403 E25.21708||Hirvastie|
|018. N66.52813 E25.26852||Ternulammit|
|019. N66.55906 E25.36157||Muurola crux|
|020. N66.57342 E25.25802||Kelovaarantie|
|021. N66.60406 E25.04627||Paloselkä|
|022. N66.63272 E25.04354||Palojärvi|
|023. N66.66697 E25.05482||Morajärvi|
|024. N66.68313 E25.03149||Haukivaara|
|025. N66.69464 E25.05331||Mäntyjärvi|
|026. N66.70131 E25.08781||Reindeer fence|
|027. N66.69377 E25.16034||Ahvenlampi crux|
|028. N66.66710 E25.32348||Pohtimo|
|029. N66.65715 E25.33421||Mellavaara|
|030. N66.64494 E25.48885||Sinettä Laavu||Shelter|
|031. N66.58613 E25.64120||Iso Kuusisaari Laavu||Shelter|
|032. Rovaniemi finish point!|