Island Marathon | 2018
Specific Dates during Your Trip
Thuesday, April 24, 2018
You will come in on an international flight to Keflavik airport. Then you will transfer to Reykjavik (about 45 minutes away) to your hotel. After everyone has time to freshen up, there will be a short meeting during which you'll be given all the information you need about the next few days' activities. Finally, everyone will have dinner together. (N.B. This dinner is not included in your package deal.)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
First a copious breakfast at your hotel and then you will be able to visit the capital or visit to the famous Blue Lagoon thermal hot springs (this involve a supplemental fee) before you will be transfer to the domestic airport of Reykjavik (about 5 minutes away from your hotel) and take a domestic flight to Isafjördur that lasts only about 50 minutes. The arrival at the fjords is spectacular and no one can remain indifferent. Then for 10 minutes by bus you will go to your hotel in a small town and enjoy a communal dinner.
Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, 2018
First a copious breakfast and then a transfer by bus to the stadium which is 15 minutes away in order to reconnoiter a part of the 50 km course. In the afternoon you can rewax your skis (or you can pay someone else to do it in the Nordic ski shop situated in your hotel). At the beginning of friday evening, a huge buffet will await you at your hotel. Possibility to explore Dynjandi waterfall and the stunning landscape of the Westfjords with a guided sightseeing tour from Isafjordur. Dynjandi is one of Iceland’s most impressive & majestic waterfalls, and one of the icons of The Westfjords. It is part of a tier of 7 waterfalls, each with their own name. The top tier is called Dynjandi which means "thunderous".
Saturday, April 28, 2018
It is time for a big breakfast before the race! There will be a bus taking you to the departure stadium. The race starts at 9:00 for the 50 km classic course. There are other distances that are shorter. After the race, the organizers provide buses. A festive evening awaits you with another spectacular buffet followed by the race results announcements and the medals.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
You will have a breakfast before you return to Reykjavik by bus and you will drive along the fjords and go through the mountains. You will have a break for coffee and visit a famous thermal hot springs. You will arrive in the afternoon when you will go to your hotel and then you can either visit the capital. You decide where you want to eat that evening.
Monday, April 30, 2018
You will take your return flight from the Keflavik international airport.