The Runners' Festival | Westfjords
This is a 5-day tour to The Runners' Festival, a unique 4-day event in the stunning Westfjords of Iceland where you can combine challenging sports events with rugged and raw nature and lively festivities. The festival consists of a half-marathon, a 10-km run, a wilderness run (45 km, 24 km and 10 km) plus open-water swimming, mountain biking and a 3-day triathlon. This annual festival is organised by locals and 2020 marks the 12th consecutive year. There is a very welcoming and homely feel to the festival where some participate in all the events while others take part in one or more events. This is a fantastic event for the whole family where joy and a lively spirit are in the forefront.
Challenge yourself to sporting events in the magical and spectacular landscape of the Westfjords while enjoying this colourful, vibrant, and happy festival.
Hey Iceland is excited to offer this unique event as part of your overall fantastic experience in Iceland. The 5 days / 4 nights package offers an inclusive Iceland experience with popular highlights, group dinners, as well as an entry to the memorable Runners' Festival. Don't miss out on this fantastic experience.
There is a certain joy and lively spirit surrounding the festival which is a wonderful event for the whole family. Challenge yourself to sporting events in the rugged and spectacular landscape of the Westfjords while enjoying this colourful, vibrant and happy festival. The dates for 2020 are July 16-20.
The 3-day triathlon consists of:
- 500 m open-water swim (Friday)
- 55 km mountain bike race (Saturday)
- 24 km wilderness run (Sunday)
Possible events to choose from (add-on):
- Skálavík run 12 km
- Skálavík run 19 km
- Skálavík bike 19 km
- Open-water swim 500 m
- Open-water swim 1500 m
- Arnarnes half marathon
- Arnarnes 10 km run
- Vesturgata mountain bike race 55 km
- Vesturgata ultra run 45 km
- Vesturgata original run 24 km
- Vesturgata short-run 10 km