The Amazing Race Norge

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The Amazing Race Norge
The Amazing Race Norge title card.jpg
Created by Elsie Donganieri and Bertram van Munster
Presented by Freddy dos Santos
Theme music composer John M. Keane
Country of origin Norway
Original language(s) Norwegian
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 27
Executive producer(s) Stein Johnsen (season 1)
Producer(s) Eirik Aure
Production location(s) See below
Editor(s) Torkil G. Auran
Camera setup Multi-camera
Production company(s) Rubicon TV (2012)
Original network TV2
Original release 11 April 2012 (2012-04-11) – 22 May 2013 (2013-05-22)
Related shows See The Amazing Race -> International Versions
External links

The Amazing Race Norge is a Norwegian reality game show based on the American series, The Amazing Race.

On October 2011 a Norwegian version of the show was announced by TV 2. Applications were open from 11 October 2011 to 31 October 2011. Filming took place in January 2012. Ex-football player Freddy dos Santos is the presenter of The Amazing Race Norge. The first season premiered on 11 April 2012.[1]

It is produced by Rubicon TV in association with ABC Studios.

The Race[edit]

The Amazing Race Norge is a reality television competition between teams of two in a race around the world. The race is divided into a number of legs wherein teams travel and complete various tasks to obtain clues to help them progress to a Pit Stop where teams are given a chance to rest and recover before starting the next leg. The first team to arrive at a Pit Stop is often awarded a prize, while the last team is normally eliminated from the race (except in non-elimination legs, where the last team to arrive may be penalised in the following leg). The final leg of each race is run by the last three remaining teams, and the first to arrive at the final destination wins the prize.


Each team is composed of two individuals who have some type of relationship to each other. 42 people have participated so far.

Route Markers[edit]

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Route Markers are yellow and white flags; yellow and green flags; and yellow and red colours that mark the places where teams must go in order to complete tasks, or may be used to line a course that the teams must follow.


Clues are found throughout the race in sealed envelopes, normally inside clue boxes. They give teams the information they need and tasks they need to do in order for them to progress through the race.

  • Veiviser (Route Information): A general clue that may include a task to be completed by the team before they can receive their next clue.
  • Veivalg (Detour): A choice of two tasks. Teams are free to choose either task or swap tasks if they find one option too difficult.
  • Veisperring (Roadblock): A task only one team member can complete. Teams must choose which member will complete the task based on a brief clue about the task before fully revealing the details of the task.
  • Snarvei (Fast Forward): A task that only one team may complete, allowing that team to skip all remaining tasks and head directly for the next Pit Stop. Teams may only claim one Fast Forward during the entire race. Though prominently featured on the website's pictures and glossaries, no Fast Forward has ever appeared on the show.

Other Route Markers[edit]

During the race, teams may face the following which may potentially slow them down:

  • U-Sving (U-Turn): It is located after a Detour where a team can force another trailing team to return and complete the other option of the Detour they did not select.
  • Veikryss (Intersection): It is where two teams compete to receive their next clue. The team who wins the challenge will get their next clue while the losing team must then wait for another team to arrive to redo the challenge. The cycle repeats until the last team left will have to, again, repeat the challenge.


At the beginning of each leg, teams receive an allowance of cash to cover expenses during the race (except for the purchase of airline tickets, which are paid-for by credit cards provided by the race).

Teams then have to follow clues and Route Markers that will lead them to the various destinations and tasks they will face. Modes of travel between these destinations include commercial and chartered airplanes, boats, trains, taxis, buses, and rented vehicles provided by the show, or the teams may simply travel by foot. Each leg ends with a Pit Stop (Pitstop) where teams are able to rest and where teams that arrive last are progressively eliminated from the race until only three teams remain. In some legs, the first teams to arrive at the Pit Stop win prizes, usually from the show's sponsors.

  • Fripass (The Express Pass) was awarded to the winners of the third leg of season 1 that can be used on the race to skip any one task of the team's choosing up until the 8th Leg. If a team gets eliminated without using their Express Pass, the winner of the last leg gets the Express Pass.

Non-elimination Legs[edit]

Each race has a number of predetermined non-elimination legs, in which the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop is not eliminated and is allowed to continue on the race.

  • Handikap (Handicap): A task that a team that comes last in a non-elimination leg has to complete. Teams handicapped are penalised by either having a certain task made harder for them in the next Leg or by being penalised.

Rules and penalties[edit]

Most of the rules and penalties are adopted directly from the American edition; but in some of cases, this version has been seen to have a unique set of additional rules.


The show first aired in 2012 with the first season premiere airing on 11 April 2012 and ending 30 May 2012.

Season Broadcast Winners Teams Host Comments
Premiere Date Finale Date
1 11 April 2012 (2012-04-11) 30 May 2012 (2012-05-30) Morten & Truls Bjerke 11 Freddy dos Santos Introduced the Handicap
2 6 March 2013 (2013-03-06) 22 May 2013 (2013-05-22) Omar & Bilal Ishqair 10 Introduced the Intersection and the U-Turn

Countries and locales visited[edit]

The Amazing Race Norge has visited 13 countries and has visited 5 continents.

Countries that The Amazing Race Norge has visited are shown in colour.


  1. ^1 Includes 2 finish line.
  2. ^2 Including the Special Administrative Regions of  Hong Kong (1) and  Macau (1).

Awards and nominations[edit]

The show was nominated for the Norwegian TV Gullruten awards for best reality show in 2013.

Summary of Awards and Nominations
Year Award Category Nominated Result
2013 Gullruten Best Reality show season 1 Nominated


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