Checkpoint Søvollen lies in the northern part of Rendalen municipality. On the way from Unsetgrenda up to the high mountains you will find Søvollen. The place is owned and run by Romenstad Cabin and Farm Holiday centre.
With log timber walls and peat on the roof and no built-in electricity, Søvollen is pretty close to a proper wilderness checkpoint. In spite of this and thanks to tremendous volunteer efforts, the Søvollen checkpoint is a cosy place to arrive at, and full of atmosphere. The hosts provide good catering around the clock for the period the Femund Race participants are here. In addition there will be horse-sleigh rides and speaker service.
Head of checkpoint: Robert Bekkevold
Organiser of checkpoint: Ole Karl Romenstad and local volunteers
Simple sleeping hall for mushers (free of charge).
There are 50 beds for rent. It is advisable to book early in order to secure a bed, NOK 150,-.
Please contact Romenstad Cabin and Farm Holiday centre at email@example.com or via telephone (+47) 916 37 475.
Hot and cold food, coffee and cakes are available. Moose meat is a local specialty and is highly recommended!
Parking for handlers and the public is located about 300 m south from the check point. It may be wise to bring something to transport depot bags this distance, such as e.g. plastic sleds.
Opening hours of checkpoint:
All day during the race from Saturday morning.
Driving instructions for public and handlers:
Follow RV26 about 16 km back towards Tufsingdalen.
Turn left onto RV217.
Follow this road for about 47km to Åkrestrømmen.
Here you'll find a petrol station, grocery store, etc. Continue along RV217, over the bridge, then turn right onto RV30. Follow RV30 northwards for about 28km.
Petrol station, grocery store and cash point at Otnes. In Øvre Rendalen(Bergset) petrol station (automatic, no store) and grocery store .
Turn right towards Unset and Brydalen after you've passed Elvål.
Drive for about 6km to signs indicating 'Søvollen'.
Turn right and follow the road to Søvollen check point, about 6 km.
NB: There is a road tax ,toll must be paid with credit card.
Total distance: About 103km
GPS coordinates of Søvollen checkpoint: 62.001932N, 11.169785E