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Trip Length
7 Days, 6 Nights
Group Size
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Trail Running
Activity Level
Moderate Plus [3-4]
June 21 - 28, 2020


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.



Iceland Itinerary

Day 1 – June 21

  • Arrival and check into hotel
  • Whale watching
  • Welcome happy hour
Peak DMC Transportation to/from whale watching Arrange whale watching tour in ribbed hull speed boat Arrange happy hour at a cool pub/bar near hotel Meals: Happy Hour and snacks

Day 2 – June 22

  • Catch 10:30 bus from lava center for Thorsmork
  • Check into Lava Huts
  • Break
  • Afternoon guided trail run
  • Welcome dinner at Lava Hut lodge
Peak DMC Transportation to Lava Center Meals: Breakfast at hotel Welcome dinner

Day 3 – June 23

  • Free Morning
  • Bus from Thorsmork to Lava Center (13:00)
  • Change transportation at Lava Center
  • Reykjadalur for lunch
  • Hike to hot river- afternoon/early evening at hot river
  • Stay in/around Reykjadalur
  • Free evening
Peak DMC Transportation from Lava Center to Reykjadalur Arrange lunch in Reykjadalur Transportation to hot river Guiding at Hot River Arrange Hotel in Reykjadalur Transportation to hotel Meals: Breakfast at hotel Lunch in Reykjadalur Dinner on their own

Day 4 – June 24

  • Transit to Gulfoss
  • Visit Gulfoss Waterfalls
  • Rafting Trip
  • Stay in RJK
  • Free evening
Peak DMC Arrange transportation and tour of Gulfoss Arrange RJK Hotel Rafting trip Meals: Breakfast at hotel Snack in Gulfoss pre-rafting Lunch after rafting

Day 5 – June 25

  • Silfra fissure snorkeling and visit Thingvellir
  • Summer solstice half marathon
  • Stay in RJK
Peak DMC Arrange transportation to/from Thingvellier Arrange snorkeling and Thingvellir tour Arrange lunch after snorkeling Transportation to/from summer solstice half marathon Meals: Breakfast at hotel Lunch after Thingvellir Dinner on their own

Day 6 – June 26

  • Free Morning to recuperate
  • Early Afternoon Blue Lagoon
  • Free Evening
  • Stay in RJK
Peak DMC Transportation to/from Blue Lagoon Arrange basic Blue Lagoon package Meals: Breakfast at hotel Lunch on their own Dinner on their own

Day 7 – June 27

  • Tree planting in Heiðmörk nature preserve
  • Goodbye dinner
  • Stay in RJK
Peak DMC Transportation to/from nature preserve Arrange planting and tour of nature preserve Arrange lunch at nature preserve Arrange final dinner

Day 8 – June 28

  • Depart Rejkyavik
Peak DMC Arrange transportation to airport



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.


Kevin Irish

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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

Fleece Jacket

Hiking Pants


Base Layer

Camp Towel

Rain Jacket

Wool Socks



Ear plugs

Shower sandals



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


Trip Title

June 21 - 28, 2020




If you're interested in coming on a trip, but aren't quite sure and you'd like to speak to someone, we'll give you a call at your convenience. 

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