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Race Trip

Stay in Iceland three nights, go for a whale watching Tour and enjoy the famous Blue Lagoon the day before the race. You will be prepared for the race the evening prior to it so you know what to expect.  Then participate in a race like none other. 

ENJOY THE RAW BEAUTY OF ICELAND. RUN WHERE THE SUN NEVER SLEEPS.

Day 1, July 2.

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You arrive in Reykjavík in the morning or the day before and take the Flyblus+ with dropoff at our hotel. You need to be ready at 9:30 am at the hotel. At that time, a private bus will pick us up and we will do some whale watching in a private boat.

Then people get their own lunch in downtown Reykjavík where there are plenty of exciting restaurants to chose from. We recommend you try fish and lamb at least once while you´re in Iceland! (Fermented shark and pickled lamb testicles is also a possibility, but only for the hardcore!).

We meet again after lunch and take off to the famous Blue Lagoon, where you will unwind and give your muscles a well deserved break before the big day. While having dinner at our hotel, Elísabet Margeirsdóttir, accomplished ultra runner and nutritionist, will share her advise on how to prepare and what to expect in the race.

Day 2, July 3.

Raceday! The Eco Trail Race doesn’t start until in the evening.

You can choose between 13 km, 23 km, 43 km and 83 km, so everyone can chose a fitting distance. Eco Trail Reykjavík is held for the fourth time 2020 and has already become one of Iceland’s largest and prestigious trail events.

Those who choose the longer distances will race through the night and experience first hand the Icelandic summernights—where the sun never rests! So no headlight needed. The race ends at Nauthólsvík, the Capital´s popular beach, where you have hot tubs and part of the sea is slightly heated. However, your muscles will thank you if you´re brave enough to take an ice bath in the unheated sea and then end up in the hot tub. Conveniently, our hotel is in walking distance from the beach!

Day 3, July 4.

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Eco Trail has a feast a downtown facility for all participants! We meet up there and celebrate with other participants. Other than that, this is your day off. Depending on race distances and shape, some people will spend most of the time at the excellent spa at our hotel while others plan a day trip or chill out and explore down town. Only breakfast is included this day, you choose where you have lunch and dinner.

Day 4, July 5.

It´s time to say good bye to this magical country. But not until we have a mutual breakfast at the hotel where we have our closing ceremonies.

On your way home, your muscles will be tired and your head dizzy with overload of beautiful scenery that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Make Eco Trail Reykjavik a dream come true!

What is Included?

  • Dates: July 2.—July 5. 2020
  • 3 star hotel 3 nights (Double occupancy. Single rooms for extra 45.000 ISL, limited availability)
  • Transportation from hotel to whale watching Tour, Blue Lagoon and back on day 1. 
  • Breakfast all mornings, dinner on day 1.
  • A Whale Watching Tour on private boat.
  • Admission to the Blue Lagoon. Silica mask, towel and one drink at the swim-up bar.
  • A 2 hour whale watching Tour on private boat.
  • Admission to the Eco Trail Reykjavík trail race with the distance of your choice: 13, 23, 43 or 83 km.
  • Race prep by Elísabet Margeirsdóttir, accomplished ultra runner, coach and nutritionist.
  • The company of fellow adventures!        

Pricing

The price is 215.000 ISK (approximately 1562€) with everything mentioned above. The flight is not included. This rate is based on double occupancy. We will pair people of the same gender together if you are not travelling in pairs. Single occupancy is bookable for an extra 45.000 ISK (approximately 327€), but in limited quantity.

The confirmation fee is 60.000 (aprroximately 436€) and is refundable up to 6 months prior to the event (December 29. 2019) After this, the confirmation fee is non refundable so that we can cover cost we need to pay. The remaining 155.000 ISK (approximately 1126€) balance is due 3 months prior to the event.

NB: All prices in euros may change slightly because of the exchange rate

Who is eligible?

Anyone who can run at least 13 km.

All levels of runners can participate, slow and fast runners, recreational runners and seasoned ultra runners. Whether you want to participate competitively or just have an awesome experience and see some of Iceland, this trip will make it happen. If you want to enjoy more of Iceland, we recommend our Epic Iceland trip. If you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact us at info@arcticrunning.is.

MEET YOUR GUIDES:

Helga María. Experienced professional guide, runner, glacier specialist. Coach at our local trail running community.

Birkir. Physical Therapist, running guide, General Manager and co-owner of Arctic Running. Is responsible for the designing and teaching at our local Trail Running Courses.