For the third year in a row, Silva is the proud sponsor and host of history’s greatest adventure – Nattvasan. In order for you to feel prepared and ready for your upcoming adventure, we have gathered valuable information and some advice around topics like: What kind of equipment is needed? What factors are important when choosing your headlamp? What clothes should you wear? What to eat before and during the race? How can you fine-tune your technique? Hopefully you will find answers to all of these questions (and more) here.
Befriend your gear
Preparation is key for a successful Nattvasan. Test your gear; how the ski boots fits, how the skis performs, the weight of the poles etc. is somewhat of a ritual. The headlamp is also an important part of your gear when racing in Nattvasan. Therefore, go out and train with the headlamp, get to know its functions and become friend with it. If doing so, you both will perform on top.
Still haven’t select a headlamp for Nattvasan and need advice on how to choose the right light? Or maybe you already have a Silva headlamp and want to know all about the design philosophy, technology etc. Either way, below articles can guide you.
find the right light
Need help finding the ideal headlamp? Try Silva’s headlamp selector and find the right headlamp for your favourite activity.
Recommended by Vasaloppet as a great guide for Nattvasan. A comfortable, lightweight headlamp designed for those who not only enjoy running, skiing and biking, but want to push even further towards those extensive training sessions and races. With double battery packs, it has a burn time of up to 90 + 25 hours, which you can extend by bringing some extra batteries.
Vasaloppet has a few tips and information about the race. Apart from the clothes and gear you will wear, what are the extra mandatory gear you need to bring? And should you stand beside eachother at the starting line or maybe not? Vasaloppet has the answers.
A headlamp is an important part of your gear. Silva answers a lot of questions, such as: How much light output do you need during Nattvasan? Should you choose alkaline or rechargeable batteries? How can you maximize the burn time during the race? And so on.
During Nattvasan you can choose between classic or skate skiing. Skate skiing is growing in popularity and Staffan Larsson, one of the official coaches for Vasaloppet, has valuable tips on how to master the art of skate skiing.
Nattvasan starts in the evening and you are active during the night. This means that you need to dress different from the regular Vasaloppet. Craft explains what you should wear during your Nattvasan adventure.
The retailer chain Stadium is one of the main sponsors of Vasaloppet. If you need to buy new gear or add gear, you get great offers in their stores already now or when in Sälen or Mora during Vasaloppet Winter Week 2019.
Are you a beginner or do you need to fine-tune your technique and want to get expert help? Then, we recommend a commited coach. There are a bunch of official Vasaloppcoaches that have camps and courses for all levels. Below we present two of them.