Iceland·August 19 - 29 2021
This event is finished, see you again in 2022!SOLD OUT
This year's event is now over. Looking for Great Norse Run '22? It's here: lykkeadventures.com/products/great-norse-run-2022 Halló there! Welcome to The Great Norse Run, an adventure like no other. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. We’re going to be running past them, whilst waving goodbye to stress, on a ten-day, 209 mile trip of a lifetime. En route, you’ll drink Brennivín and eat fermented shark, stare longingly at the desolate "Game of Thrones" scenery and—with a few new friends— clap your hands overhead in true Skol war-cry style, as we set out each morning to live life to the max. We'll indulge in hot spring parties and ice-cold beers, pumping music and majestic silence, all surrounded by eye-popping scenery. Leading you into the land of Vikings will be Sean Conway & Danny Bent, world record holders, authors, adventure gurus, and powerhouses of positivity. In keeping with their approaches to life, this adventure will be radically inclusive - it’s absolutely not a race; 25 miles a day is a long way, but as a tribe, we can all make it. Expect great new friendships, stunning views in every direction, heart-pumping climbs and delicious, hearty, meals. Top it all off with restful nights surrounded by the stars and maybe even the magnificent aurora borealis! This is our time. Our adventure. See you on the lava fields.
From cycling around the world to completing the world's longest triathlon, Sean has spent a decade understanding endurance and chasing world first's. His passion and knowledge will be invaluable when running across Iceland.
Danny's passion in life is to bring people together to show what's possible through teamwork and positivity. He's pogoed across Togo, cycled to India, run across North America and survived the BBC TV show "Ultimate Hell Week".
Nick has climbed on Everest, run across the Sahara and lived with remote tribes. His passion is to organise adventures that stretch people beyond their comfort zones and prove what's possible with a bit of grit and determination.
After you arrive in Reykjavik, you'll grab a burger at the Chuck Norris burger bar, then coach up to Akureyri.
You'll take a ceremonial toe-dip in northern Icelandic waters, then start your official Great Norse Run. Spend the night in a campsite, just before the start of the interior Desert section.
Today will be a tough day, rising slowly (then less slowly) to the Desert plateau. Spend the night wild-camping
You'll take in stark wilderness views, with the tongue of the Hofsjokull glacier just visible in the distance. In the evening, enjoy a dip in the natural hot tubs (including beer and chips), and very wild camping.
Today is all about fire and ice, running between two huge icecaps—very peaceful, very surreal. Watch out for the active volcano to your left!
Today is your last day in the Desert—prepare to see the colour green again. River crossings will be challenging today, expect to get very wet. Enjoy a celebratory BBQ in the evening.
You'll enter the national park and witness the Game of Thrones scenery at every turn—black mountains that look like frozen water, and impossibly shaped rock formations.
Just when the national park couldn't get any better, the ground changes into a rainbow. Amazing soil colours and lichen so thick you can use it as a trampoline.
A days rest as you sit in a hot tub with views that make your heart race spanning out around you.
Just one more (small) icecap to run past, then land's end and the chance to throw yourself into the southern seas. The Great Norse Run comes to an official close, celebrated with tea and medals. Bus back to Reykjavik and flights home.
Food and Drink
Transfers in country
Guide and Support
Entry to thermal pools