This International cycling competition lasts for 4 days and consists of 4 stages varying in length and complexity. The first stage starts and finishes in Hartstad and is relatively flat, however the distance is the longest one – 213.5 out of the total 727 km. The next 3 are shorter, but lie through mountainous landscapes. During the second day the racers move 155 km from Evenskjer to Setermoen, the penultimate stage covers the 175 km distance between Senja and Målselv, and on the last day the cyclers overcome the final 160 km starting from and coming back to Narvik. The Arctic Race of Norway takes place in every year in mid-August.