8th RunIceland 2017 Program

Sunday, September 10

Participants arrive in Iceland from their own countries. A preliminary meeting will take place in the hotel in the late afternoon. The transfer from and to the airport is not included.

The comfortable and reliable Flybus meets every landing flight connecting the airport with every hotel in the city. Accommodation in a hotel in Reykjavik included in the package.

Monday, September 11

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a daystar across some of the most iconic natural attractions of Iceland. During this day we will be doing a race presentation, safety briefing and also RacePack and BiB delivery. We’ll take time to go through every single detail of Run Iceland while enjoying its landscape.Back to Reykjavik you’ll have the evening at leisure. Accommodation at a hotel in Reykjavik.

Tuesday, September 12, 10 a.m.

1st STAGE 21.095 KM (also 3x10) +360M -80M Along the Kaldidalur route. After a morning departure from the hotel (we will move to the next overnight location) we’ll reach the highlands in order to start with stage one. After the race we travel to the South Coast with stops en route. Dinner and overnight at a local hotel. (we spend 4 nights at this location)

Wednesday, September 13

2nd STAGE 17 KM, +750M -750M Mountain trail in the Skaftafell area inside Vatnajokull National Park. In the afternoon guided tour of the area to enjoy the Icelandic glaciers. We’ll travel as far east as the glacier lagoon with time to visit . Dinner and overnight

Thursday, September 14, 10:00 a.m.

3rd STAGE 10 KM (also 3x10), +140M The course is relatively flat and alternately on dirt road and black sandy beach. The stage finishes at Dyrhólaey lighthouse after covering the new scenic track close to the sea-stacks where athletes can admire the Atlantic Ocean. Time at leisure after the stage when athletes will be taken to the hotel in the Skogar area. Dinner and overnight.

Friday, September 15, 10:00 a.m.

4th STAGE - MARATHON 42.192 KM (ALSO 3x10), +500M -305M Possibility of running only the last 21 km. Dirt roads and tracks through the lava fields up to the top of a volcano and along the stunning Dòmadalur Valley. The stage ends in the beautiful Landmannalaugar area where it will be possible to relax enjoying the natural hot springs. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Saturday, September 16, 10:00

5th STAGE 21.095 KM no elevation. A really scenic a fast run across the mighty Myrdalsandur. After the stage we’ll do the prize giving ceremony before our Returnback to Reykjavik. Free afternoon. In the late evening tour in the city centre of Reykjavik where it will be possible to experience and enjoy the lively Icelandic nightlife.

Sunday, September 17

Breakfast. See you at the next edition. CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS OF ICELAND HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF RUNNING INDIVIDUAL STAGES. ALSO THEY CAN PARTICIPATE TO THE WHOLE EVENT AND TRAVEL BY THEIR OWN MEAN IF THEY WISH. VELKOMIN!