Sunday, august 28th
Participants arrive in Iceland from their own countries. A preliminary meeting will take place in the hotel in the late afternoon. (We shall let you know at what hotel you are staying sometimes in late June). Please keep in mind that rooms are not usually available before 3pm; you can leave your bags at reception and enjoy the city.
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… Not a problem if you land in the evening as long as you are ready to leave on Monday morning at 9am. Please advise us regarding your arrival time; we recommend you buy your flight with good advance in order to get the best price. Those of you who arrive early will join us for a social run around Reykjavik.
Monday, august 29
STAGE 1 15km – SOUTH ICELAND
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 9am for a journey that takes us throughout the wonderful Icelandic countryside . 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. Once arrived at location we shall get settled at the hotel and get ready for an opening first stage of 15km at sunset in order to stretch your legs after a long day of traveling.
Tuesday, August 30st, 10 am
STAGE 2 – SOUTH ICELAND
2nd STAGE 21.095 KM (also 3×10) +500M
Along the volcanic tracks and trails of Southern Iceland you shall experience stage 2, a whole new experience staged in some of the island’s most remote areas. We shall run in the morning and travel afterwards, exploring some of the great attractions along the way.
Wednesday, august 31st, 10 am
STAGE 3 – SOUTHEAST ICELAND
3rd STAGE 16 KM (also 3×10), along a splendid rocky trail with plenty of ups and downs overlooking the majestic glaciers of South Iceland. Time to explore the glacier lagoon and Vatnajökull National Park on this day. There will be lots of traveling in order to reach this stage.
Thursday, September 1st 10 am
STAGE 4 THE MARATHON
4th STAGE – MARATHON 42.192 KM (ALSO 3×10), +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.
Friday , September 2nd, 10 am
STAGE 5 – SOUTH ICELAND
5th STAGE KM 18 +500mt elev.
A really scenic mountain track going deep into Katla Geopark. After the stage we’ll do the prize giving ceremony before returning back to Reykjavik. We shall say goodbye right before moving downtown for the world famous STAGE SIX and a late evening tour in the city centre of Reykjavik where it will be possible to experience and enjoy the lively Icelandic nightlife.
Saturday, September 3rd
Breakfast. See you at the next edition. Possibility for optional tours.