Basic tour information:
Date: 31.07 2019 - 04.08 2019
Epic five day trip
The trail running adventure of a lifetime
Experience the raw beauty of Icelandic nature. Run through a volcano. See natural hot springs on Laugavegur Trail, Iceland's most famous hiking trail. Experience the Blue Lagoon. See a fantastic waterfall. Make new friends.
Enjoy downtown Reykjavík and friendly Icelandic culture. Check out the city's famous nightlife.
We emphasise people running at their own speed, enjoying the experience. Stop and smell the roses!
Stay three nights in a hotel in Reykjavík and one night in a mountain cabin.
The three runs:
Volcano City Trail Tour: 4-6 miles (6-10 km).
Our most popular Day tour.
Laugavegur Trail in two days. About 17 miles (27 km) each day.
The most famous hiking trail in Iceland! Very varied and otherworldly scenery. You don't have to be able to run the whole distance, it´s fine to walk a good part of the route (people will be able to go at varied speed). But you need to be physically prepared to finish because this is a A-B route.
Run in the lava field surrounding the Blue Lagoon. About 5 mile (8 km).
Distance: Over the four running days (August 1st - 4th) the whole distance is about 37 miles (69 km).
Difficulty: On the second and the fifth day the runs are Easy - Moderate (2/5-3/5)
On the third and fourth day the runs are Moderate - Strenuouse (3/5-5/5)
Included: All transport (Except from airport to hotel. We recommend the bus. You can have them drive you all the way to the hotel).
Lodging four nights. Three nights at a hotel in Reykjavík, one night in a Mountain Cabin in the highlands.
Three epic trail runs with Arctic Running Guides.
All meals except one dinner (day 4).
Entrance into the Blue Lagoon.
Bus drive to hotel when arriving.
One dinner (day 4).
Pillow and sleeping bag and towel during the third night (Mountain Cabin). This can be rented however.
Price: 476.000 ISK
The final payment (ISK 426,000) must be paid no later than 6 weeks before departure or June 19th.
Day 1, Thursday July 31.
People arrive at the hotel in Reykjavík.
The group has dinner at the hotel. Afterwards, there is a meeting where participants get to know each other and are informed of the days ahead.
No running today
Included: Dinner and hotel
Not included: The flight and the bus ride from the airport.
Day 2, Friday August 1.
Breakfast at the hotel
Participants are driven to a Volcano close to Reykjavík.
Run of the day: Volcano City Trail Run: 4-6 miles (6-10 km).
Visit to an outdoor swimming pool with hot tubs, sauna and steam bath.
Late lunch at a restaurant. Free time to roam downtown Reykjavik.
Dinner at the hotel.
Free time in the evening to check out the nightlife in Reykjavík.
Included: All transportation, three meals and a light snack after the run.
Day 3, Saturday August 2.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up early in the morning. A four hour drive to Thorsmörk.
A short stop en route at Seljalandafoss, a waterfall that you can walk behind.
Run of the day: Laugavegur Trail part one. About 17 miles (27 km).
Dinner and Lodging at a mountain cabin (multiple people share room).
Day 4, Sunday August 3.
Breakfast at the mountain cabin.
Run of the day: Laugavegur Trail part two. About 17 miles (27 km).
Light snacks at the end of the run.
Showers and a drive back to Reykjavík.
A 45 minute stop en route where people can buy their own dinner.
Arrive at hotel in Reykjavík in the evening.
Day 5, Sunday August 4.
Pick up early.
Run of the day: 5 mile (8 km) run in the lava field surrounding the Blue Lagoon.
A light lunch.
The Blue Lagoon Spa.
A drive to Keflavík Airport or hotel in Reykjavík if you chose to stay longer on your own.
Note: Sleeping bags, pillows and towels for the highland trip (the third night) can be rented upon request at an additional price. Two people share a room in the hotels and multible people share a rome in the mountain cabin. For private rooms in the hotel in Reykjavík (three nights), an extra fee of ISK 20.000 is collected.