Come explore Iceland and race in Reykjavik’s annual Summer Solstice Half Marathon, visit historical Thingvellir National Park, snorkel between continental plates in the Silfra Fissure, bask in natural hot springs, run trails in epic Thorsmork, and lend your labor helping to reforest this windswept island. Are you up for a challenge?
Check out the Open World Racing video from our last destination racing trip to Iceland.
Snorkel the Sifa Fissure Frolic and soak in the natural hot river
Visit majestic Gulfoss Falls
Explore Thormosrk National Park via rugged and black soil trails
Race in Reykjavik’s Summer Solstice Half Marathon under the midnight sun
Search for Humpback Whales
Plant trees in Þorlakshofn to aid in the reforestation project
All overnight accommodations. There will be an additional $250 charge if you'd like a single occupancy option, "single supplement."
All planned in-country transportation. All meals planned by OWR and included in the detailed agenda.
All meals planned by Open World Racing and included in the detailed agenda.
All program activities listed in the detailed agenda. Race fees and other miscellaneous costs.
What's included in the price?All overnight accommodations. There will be an additional $250 charge if you'd like a single occupancy option, "single supplement." All planned in-country transportation. All meals planned by OWR and included in the detailed agenda. All program activities listed in the detailed agenda. Race fees and other miscellaneous costs.
Are there any discounts?Yes! All military veterans receive 10% off. Sign up for our newsletter here and receive $100 off Only one discount per traveler
What’s not included in the price?Airfare to and from the arrival port. Meals not listed in the agenda. Personal costs as described in the Terms and Conditions. Travel and health insurance - see FAQ page for possible options. For additional questions, check out our FAQ page or email us.
What happens if I get hurt on this trip?We will not subject you to excessive risk, but many of the activities we undertake have a certain amount of inherent risk: kayaking, SCUBA diving, cycling, and hiking, to name a few. Because the unforeseen can happen, we will have medical and emergency plans in place before each trip – they will be available to view at your request. In addition, each traveler will be required to purchase a minimum amount of travel and medical evacuation insurance. It is worth noting that travel insurance also covers unexpected delays and cancellations, but please check the below providers or consult your provider for more details. Optional Travel Insurance Providers: · World Nomads - https://www.worldnomads.com/ · Allianz - https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/ · Travel Insurance.com - https://www.travelinsurance.com/
How atheltic do I need to be to come on this trip?We welcome athletes and adventurers of all types and abilities - we organize trips around races of varying difficulty. And remember, it might be difficult to win a race, but it’s really not too hard to finish one. Our trips are designed to accommodate a wide range of abilities and everyone is part of the team. Whether you are a professional or amateur athlete, adventure racer, charity challenger or physically fit weekend warrior, you are welcome.
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In Reykjavik we will spend several nights in the heart of the downtown with plenty of activities nearby to occupy your free time, not that you'll have too much.
We won't be in Reykjavik long, venturing out to Thorsmork National Park to spend the night glamping under the stars in a valley alongside glacial streams and with incredible views of the surrounding peaks. We will also spend a night at the Frost and Fire, a boutique Nordic style hotel alongside the Varma River.
We will also spend a night at the Frost and Fire, a boutique Nordic style hotel alongside the Varma River.
YOUR TRIP GUIDE
Born in Delaware and a current resident of DC, Kevin likes to run fast and travel slow. He holds a NOLS Wilderness First Aid certificate and his last three trips were to Patagonia, Yosemite, and Banff. His ideal vacation includes a hike, a food tour, and an opportunity to give back to the communities he visits. Oh, and ice cream.
Kevin Irish is one of the Open World Racing trip guides.
Day Pack - 35 L
Duffel Bag - 35 L
REVIEWS OF ICELAND
My Open World Racing trip to Korcula, Croatia in April was the culmination of months and months of training in my fitness journey. I began that training with a personal trainer in anticipation of my 40th birthday. You’re never too old to redirect your health and well being! This is a lifestyle.
There were a lot of firsts on this trip. Traveling to a Europe was a first, kayaking was a first, swimming in open water, and participating in a triathlon was a first. With the help of our local tour guide and Andrew it was a truly exhilarating experience. Every moment of the trip was carefully planned and well thought out. There was never a dull moment.
We hiked, biked, swam, sailed and kayaked our way all over the breath taking region of Korcula. The culture, scenery and cuisine were incorporated into all aspects of the OWR trip. We got to tour a local winery, monastery and dine at a family run farm. We sailed in the harbor of Korcula while watching the sunset and drinking champagne. Our experiences touched all the senses in every way.
The culmination of the adventure was the Marco Polo Triathlon. OWR made all the arrangements for the race so we simply had to show up. Show up and race! Andrew helped prepare us every day leading up to the race. His expert tips and confidence eased the race day jitters.
There are not enough words to describe every exquisite detail of the trip with OWR to Korcula, Croatia. I am planning another adventure with the numerous opportunities OWR has in the future.
-Elizabeth Riedy Westfall