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Shift up a gear - on snow & ice

Spirit of Speed Arctic is an entirely unique race inspired ice driving training with air- and water-cooled Porsches where all cars are fitted with real World Rally Championship tires! It reaches far beyond what is offered elsewhere.

The tailor-made Spirit of Speed fleet

Re-engineered and specially prepared air-cooled and water-cooled Porsche 911 are ready for unique ice driving.

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Who we are

Driven by a shared love for adventure and collaboration, the Beyond Adventure team comprises travel specialists, automotive enthusiasts, and event professionals. Each member brings their unique blend of care and daring to every project, ensuring each one is nothing short of extraordinary.

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The Program

Spirit of Speed Arctic

Have you already attended mainstream automotive winter training courses in heavy new production cars standing on near road tires? Then it is surely time to experience the real deal, where you can push the specially prepared cars to their limits. Join our race inspired winter training with air- and water-cooled Porsches where all cars are fitted with real World Rally Championship tires!

The team of hand-picked mainly Scandinavian drivers provide bespoke and individual driving programs with 1 instructor per car and maximum 5 cars in total.

A perfect mix of advanced driving time, real ice and rally tracks becomes the ideal playground to challenge yourself and “your” rally inspired Porsche. Everyone can join, regardless of level of experience. Our trainings are one-to-one and highly personal – so no former experience is needed for any of our programs.

Spirit of Speed Arctic Control

Experienced or first time on the ice? Don’t worry, as this is fully individual, we start out slow and finish fast. If you are less experienced, we will start with a short introduction and then we aim for you to master the fine art of ice driving. Together with your instructor, you will design your perfect driving program with a combination of section training and full track driving to fit your individual skills and goals. Our unique intercom radio system makes communication with your instructor and co-driver easy and comfortable. For the more experienced – you simply say how fast you want to go… and we help you to get there.

​You will either be alone on the track, or the track will be so long that you won’t even see the other drivers… this is the only way for you to optimize your driving time.

Lots of driving time spiced up with our very special night-driving sessions are not to be missed, just as an optional tailor-made optional data acquisition system will add to our common goal of creating the perfect drivers’ paradise.

Spirit of Speed Arctic Race

Same as Arctic Control – but adding the next level. It is all about speed and excitement!

During the Arctic Control program we aim for “driving heaven” but it does not stop there! Here we add the stopwatch, we let you rally through the forest on long, hilly curvy tracks. The result is a real rally experience including pace notes – and you can race against your co-driver and the others in the group.

To achieve this goal – we don’t just tell you how to drive a stage, we teach you how to drive it as fast a possible – and let you push to and beyond the limit.

 

Spirit of Speed Arctic Team

All is planned around you and your group – we simply before you arrive arrange a tailor-made program just created to fit your desires. Sky is the limit!

Arrival Day

  • Individual arrival at Rovaniemi airport, the home of Santa Claus and capital of Lapland.
  • The team meets you at the airport and shuttles you to our nearby brand new lodge.
  • Take your time to acclimatize in the Nordic surroundings and you have time to explore the amazing winter wonderland or relax at our lodge equipped with hot tub and sauna if the travelling was a bit challenging.
  • A local welcome dinner awaits you. Then you are sure to be ready to rest before the action starts tomorrow.

Driving Day 1

  • After an early breakfast, the team takes you to the driving area where a unique combination of ice and rally tracks await you.
  • Before you enter the rally area you will meet your instructor and will attend a driving techniques briefing covering the most important factors to achieve full car control.
  • A seat fitting and introduction to the cars will take place to ensure your comfort while driving in the coming days.
  • Finally, a full day of training customized to your skills, abilities and goals! You start with section training to get to know the cars and tires. After a short introduction it is time for full track driving.
  • Many hours on the tracks we will shuttle everyone back for a well-deserved rest before the authentic local dinner is served. If you have not had enough of an adrenaline rush today you can choose the optional snowmobile drive from the tracks to the lodge.
  • For the Arctic Race option we also add the pace notes preparation and rally briefing.
  • In the evening enjoy a relaxed dinner in these exceptional surroundings.

Driving Day 2

  • After an early breakfast, it is time to head back to the driving area for more intensive and customized ice driving.
  • Today we enter new and more demanding tracks and the intensity increases as much as you can handle – we have tracks for all drivers and situations.
  • For the Arctic Race option, you can opt for the full rally experience with a full timed session just like a real winter rally. Long stages and maximum adrenaline. If timing is not for you then keep practicing and enjoy this driving nirvana.
  • Tired but full of adrenaline, it is time to head back for the farewell dinner. Again, you can opt for the snowmobile drive back.

Departure Day

  • Breakfast is enjoyed and today can be the day where you find time for some of the optional activities.
  • When the time comes we will shuttle you to the airport where we will say “see you next year“.

Driving Area & Accommodation

Driving Area

But what are cars and team without a perfect track area? Our driving facility is massive and offers an impressive close to 300 km of track sections so you can easily get lost. But it is not all about volume – you will have rally stages, super stages, rallycross stages with bridges and huge track-banking only found here and nowhere else on the planet. Be ready to turn up the level higher than you ever imagined, and yes, some of our tracks were used for WRC rally and world-class rally drivers use them as their practice ground!

Different types of forest, swamp and lake track areas with a variety of difficulty levels, height differences and layouts will make your heart beat faster. The area simply offers the ideal location for our Spirit of Speed Arctic programs. The demanding and challenging ice and rally tracks will become.

Our driving area is in a remote location, surrounded by wilderness and the unspoiled nature of wild Lapland, and of course with ice-cold arctic temperatures guaranteed.

Accommodation

Your accommodation is in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland in northern Finland and right on the Arctic Circle. The city is known for being the Santa Claus’ home town and for viewing the Northern Lights. Despite being located so far north, Rovaniemi Airport is reachable with a 1.5-hour direct flight from Helsinki. The close proximity of Rovaniemi Airport and the lodge means convenient and short shuttle times.

Our specially selected accommodation is the Glass Resort Premium Lodge with a unique blend of modern Nordic design and comfort in the heart of Arctic nature. You will have your own private lodge unlike any found in an ordinary business hotel. It is not only our team, cars and tires that are top class – your overnight stay also becomes an experience. In the evenings, relax together with your fellow rally drivers in the lodge while your private chef prepares you delicious local foods. Many stories are sure to be told over dinners. We offer a full-service memorable stay which is not found elsewhere.

The spacious 350 m2 lodge offers open lounge areas to relax, sit together, chat and exchange experiences and impressions after a long day of intensive ice driving with sauna, exclusive outdoor hot tub and indoor fireplace included.

Team spirit is guaranteed but each customer will have the exclusivity of a private room with en-suite bathroom to ensure privacy. In some cases and depending on the number of customers we offer in addition the opportunity to choose between sleeping in the lodge or in a small individual house just meters away. Of course, the entire group stays together in the lodge to relax as well as for breakfasts and dinners – pure definition of luxury and Arctic Wilderness is waiting!

What they say about us

"Two of the best things i have done in my life was A - to go ice driving with Jan this year B - to go ice driving with Jan last year Last year it was a mind-blowing experience to get to do what Kalmar offers. To drive beyond our wildest imagination. Then to come back and see the newcomers with the same smiles on their faces and see how it just was beyond anyone’s expectations was quite fun to see."

KennetMonaco

"Thanks for some unforgettable days in Finland. My third season and the fourth is for sure coming. There is only 362 days until i get to drive sideways again!! I have tried many driving experiences but nothing beats this. Accommodation, food and most importantly cars and tracks are unbeatable! See you in 2025!"

ThomasMonaco

"My utmost appreciation to the Kalmar team for their exceptional service. The professionalism exhibited by the entire team is top-notch, ensuring everything operates with precision, much like a well-oiled machine. The accommodation, catering, and overall service are of the highest quality, contributing significantly to the overall experience. The driving itself is an absolute thrill, pushing the limits in a fun yet safe environment. Navigating a Porsche on ice is an unparalleled experience, and even in moments where control is lost, the only consequence is a soft landing in snow, eliminating any sense of danger. The blend of adrenaline-packed driving, coupled with luxurious hospitality, makes this an unforgettable adventure. It's no surprise that I have already secured my spot for next year. Thank you, KALMAR Beyond Adventure, for orchestrating such a remarkable experience that continues to exceed expectations."

CarstenDenmark

"Embarking on an Arctic Porsche driving escapade was, without a doubt, one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. Nestled within the Arctic Circle, I found myself immersed in a world where passion for motorsport and the pursuit of excellence converge. Led by the incomparable Jan and his team of seasoned professionals, the journey unfolded with meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Their expertise was not only evident but transformative, guiding us through the nuances of driving these bespoke Porsches on ice with unparalleled skill and enthusiasm.

For those who share a passion for precision and an appetite for adventure, I wholeheartedly recommend embarking on this extraordinary journey. It's a testament to the timeless allure of these machines and the boundless possibilities that await those willing to embrace the extraordinary."

Raffi